2010 Porsche Panamera sales set to start on September 12

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Sales of the Porsche Panamera will commence on September 12. This confirmation coincides with the showcasing of these demonstration cars at dealerships across the German market beginning today.

There are three different versions: Panamera S, which comes with an eight-cylinder engine that produces 400 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission (Porsche's PDK dual-clutch transmission with seven gears is available as an option); Panamera 4S, which has 400 horsepower and PTM all-wheel drive system; and Panamera Turbo, which has 500 horsepower, PDK as standard and PTM all-wheel drive.

Their pricing is as follows. The Panamera S comes with a price tag of 94,575 euros including VAT; the Panamera 4S sells for 102,251 euros, and the Panamera Turbo is available for 135,154 euros. The entry level model will be fitted with a V6 engine in the next few months.

Although a specific launch date is unknown, it has been confirmed that a hybrid version will be released as well. Germany will be the first market to get the Panamera, but the rest of Europe, South America and some Asian countries will receive the new model sometime in September.

North America and Australia will launch the Panamera a month later, while China will begin sales of the car in early 2010.

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On September 12, the start flag will signal the launch of Porsche Panamera sales

On September 12, the start flag will signal the launch of Porsche Panamera sales

Stuttgart. Stuttgart. On September 12, 2009, the Panamera of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart will be officially released on the German market. Effective immediately, demonstration cars will be on display at authorized dealers in Germany; fixed purchase agreements with delivery promises and dates can then be signed.

Along with the 911, Cayenne and Boxster/Cayman, the Panamera is the fourth Porsche model and will first be available for delivery in three versions. The Panamera S disposes of a 400 HP strong fuel efficient eight cylinder motor, which drives the rear wheels via a manual six-gear transmission.

The base price in Germany amounts to 94,575 Euros including 19 percent VAT. At request, the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission with seven gears, which further improves the fuel consumption, can also be delivered.

The PDK is also a standard feature of the 400 HP strong Panamera 4S, which also disposes of the intelligent PTM all-wheel drive and costs 102,251 Euros including 19 percent VAT. The top model is the Panamera Turbo with a 500 HP eight cylinder, PDK dual-clutch transmission as a standard and PTM all-wheel drive. The price including 19 percent VAT and a country-specific configuration amounts to 135,154 Euros. Later the entry-level model with a V6 engine and a Panamera with a hybrid drive will follow.

Panamera sales will also begin in the rest of Europe, South America and parts of Asia in the course of September. North America and Australia will follow in October and China in early 2010.

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