Porsche has announced that the new Porsche Panamera Diesel will go on sale in the United Kingdom from August 2011. This is new Panamera Diesel is simply a great example of performance, comfort and economy. You can take this car from the Lands End to the top of Scotland without even refueling it on your way.
It is a challenge from Top Gear. The Panamera Diesel will get a 3.0-L V6 engine capable of generating 205 hp (184kW) and 550Nm of torque. The car will come as rear-wheel drive with an eight-speed Tiptronic S ‘box. The car will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 150 mph.
If we talk about fuel consumption, the car is pretty much capable of doing 43.5mpg given with its 80 liter tank. It can cover over an impressive 745 mph provided with this 80 liter tank. The car is pretty much environment friendly with only 172 g/km of CO2 emission. The efficiency of the car will can further be improved with the help of lower rolling resistance tires to 167 g/km and 44.8mpg on a combined cycle.
The most important fact about this car lies in its price. Surprisingly, the Porsche Panamera Diesel will be offered at MSRP of £62,134. Within these figures you will get a lot kits as standard such as Active Suspension Management (PASM), Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear ParkAssist, tire pressure monitoring, automatic dimming rear view mirrors, Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen satellite navigation and audio controls, cruise control and a three year warranty. Apart from these, the Panamera Diesel will also get Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) and also a complementary driving course at the Porsche Experience Center, Silverstone.
Apparently, it seems as if it is a touch too expensive but if we see the items including in the kit, we can say that the price is just about competitive.
Through its proportions alone, the Panamera stands out clearly in its market segment: measuring 1931mm (76.0in) in width and 1418mm (55.8in) in height, the Panamera is both wider and lower than comparable four-door models. The unmistakable, sleek GT silhouette is created by an overall length of 4970mm (195.7in) and short, sporting overhangs front and rear. This new model can be recognised by the lettering ‘diesel’ on the front doors.