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Monday, 5 January 2009

Porsche Panamera will be officialy presented in Auto Shanghai 2009

When things change, intelligent companies also change. All big car presentations usually take place in Europe, Japan or the USA, but Porsche has decided to officially present its new four-door coupé, Panamera, at Auto Shanghai 2009, in China, which happens from April 20 to 28. A nice move, considering China will not take long to claim the title of biggest car market in the world, both for common and luxury vehicles such as Panamera.

The new four-door coupe will be 4.97 m long, 1.93 m wide, 1.42 m tall and will present a wheelbase of 2.92 m, more than enough room for the four people it can carry. In the boot compartment, 450 l will also hold well all the luggage from these four people. If it is not, back seats can be put down and increase the luggage compartment to up to 1,500 l. If not even this solves the problem, there is always Cayenne and its towing capacity to help.

Although Panamera can be a daily basis use car, it also has to preserve all sportiveness Porsche is well known for. Its base engine will be a 3.6-litre petrol V6 able to produce 300 bhp, with direct fuel injection. In the middle buyers will find the 4.8-litre V8 that produces 400 bhp, which will be used in Panamera S. These two versions will be rear wheel driven. As for the top version, Panamera Turbo, the V8 engine will be turbocharged to reach 500 bhp and traction will be promoted by PTM (Porsche Traction Management). In other words, it will an be all wheel drive option. All versions will be able to use Porsche's seven-speed dual-clutch manual automated gearbox, PDK.

In the future, Porsche also intends to offer a Panamera Hybrid, with a V6 engine mated to an electric engine. This hybrid powertrain will be able to deliver 350 bhp. The German automaker denies a diesel version for Panamera, but European markets may demand it, as they already have with Cayenne.

Source: Porsche

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