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New Porsche Panamera in SA

2013-07-29 14:25

IT'S HERE! Porsche's second-generation Panamera range has reached SA, the Hybrid model (above) will arrive later in 2013. Image: Porsche

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Porsche’s second-generation Panamera models are now available in South Africa with eight derivatives to choose from, including the S E-Hybrid which will arrive later in 2013.

The new range will be priced from R958 000 to R1 996 000.

Porsche says the Panamera S E-Hybrid is a new technological benchmark as the world’s first plug-in hybrid in the luxury class. The line-up also includes a new three-litre V6 engine with biturbo charging in the Panamera 4S.

MORE POWER, LESS FUEL

New technologies mean fuel savings of up to 56% and – with the exception of the diesel model – more power. The standard version has a top speed of 250km/h, 230kW and a fuel consumption of just 8.4 litres/100km.

The new models include a redeveloped double-clutch gearbox, larger chassis mounts, redeveloped tyres, lighter 18” alloys and a specifically tuned Porsche stability management (PSM) add to the car’s sportiness and comfort.

There's a completely new V6 three-litre biturbo engine to replace the 4.8 V8 in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, whereas the GTS will retain its V8. The new engine gives the S and 4S models 15kW more power and 20Nm more torque, but with 18% lower fuel consumption. Turbocharging results in a maximum torque of 520Nm over a very broad range of engine speeds.

The new Panamera is available at Porsche centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Umhlanga.

PRICES
Panamera  -  R958 000          
Panamera Diesel -   R950 000                 
Panamera 4  -  R1 004 000               
Panamera S  -  R1 224 000                 
Panamera S E-Hybrid  -  R1 279 000                
Panamera 4S  -  R1 271 000                
Panamera GTS  -  R1 419 000              
Panamera Turbo  -  R1 996 000
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