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2010-02-16 13:37
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Porsche
Engine 3.6l V6
Power 220kW
Torque 400Nm
Weight 1 730kg
Porsche will soon democratise the buy-in point to its Panamera range with the introduction of V6 power.

Set for public debut at the Beijing Motor Show on 23 April (almost a year after it debuted in Shanghai), the newest addition to Porsche's four-door sedan range will feature most of the technical goodies from its V8 siblings.

Available in either rear- or all-wheel drive, the entry level Panameras will be powered by a direct-injection 3.6l V6, producing 220kW and 400Nm. Drive in either configuration is via Porsche’s outstandingly smooth, yet quick, PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Boasting Auto Start Stop technology, with efficiency further buoyed by the PDK transmission’s inherent smoothness, the new V6 Panameras are claimed to consume only 9.3l/100km when driven with restraint.

The reduced capacity and cylinder count of the V6 engine also trims away 30kg in mass compared to its V8 sibblings, reducing the "baby" Panamera’s kerb weight to only 1 730kg.

Porsche is offering optional 19-inch wheels on the V6 Panamera. It's a very apt option too, not only reducing consumption by a further 0.2l/100km, but the bigger wheels also flesh out those wheelarches appreciably, bringing harmony to the car’s styling.

Performance figures for the V6 Panamera are currently unavailable.


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