New Car: 2011 Porsche Panamera V6

Porsche has expanded the Panamera line-up with a new entry-level V6 petrol engine, which will go on sale in the UK in June. The new 3.6-litre unit gets direct fuel injection and a stop-start system and produces 296bhp along with 400Nm of torque.

It will be available in both the rear-wheel drive Panamera and four-wheel drive Panamera 4 models, priced at £61,461 and £66,929 respectively. Both get Porsche's PDK double-clutch gearbox as standard.

The most economical engine in the range, the Panamera returns 30.4mpg on the combined cycle and emits 218g/km of CO2, while the Panamera 4 does 29.4 mpg and emits 225g/km respectively. Porsche claims the brand-new unit is approximately 30 kg lighter than the V8 units in the Panamera S and 4S.

Standard equipment includes steel suspension with xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, tyre pressure monitoring, automatic dimming rear view mirrors, Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen satellite navigation and audio controls and cruise control. Options include variable dampers and full adaptive air suspension with 19-inch alloy wheels. For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express
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