Starting tomorrow the 2011 Panamera and Panamera 4 featuring the company’s all-new, fuel efficient 300-horsepower V6 engine will begin arriving at Porsche’s nearly 200 dealerships across America.
After selling over 4000 units of the V8 models in eight month, Porsche is very confident that the new fuel efficient model will continue this success, even though it’s priced form $74,400 for the Panamera and $78,900 for the Panamera 4.
The new Panamera models feature an all-new, Porsche-designed 3.6-liter, 90-degree V6 engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) that develops 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Built on the same line as the normally aspirated and twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engines found in the Panamera S, 4S and Turbo, this new engine propels the Panamera and Panamera 4 from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 and 5.8 seconds, respectively (5.8 and 5.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package Plus option). Top test track speeds are 160 and 159 mph, respectively.