At last! Porsche unveiled today the all-new Panamera Diesel, its most economical GT saloon, which promises to deliver a range in excess of 1,200 kilometres on an 80 litre tank. As expected, the car is powered by the popular 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine (found on most of the Audi models) capable to deliver 250 hp (184 kW) achieved between 3,800 rpm and 4,400 rpm and 550 Nm available all the way from 1,750 rpm to 2,750 rpm.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S, and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.8 seconds and to a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph). The Panamera Diesel is exclusively available with rear-wheel drive.
Moreover, the Panamera Diesel will deliver a fuel consumption of just 6.5 l/100 km (172 g/km CO2) with the standard tires, while with the optional low friction tires the fuel consumption drops even further to 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres (167 g/km CO2).
Furthermore, the Panamera Diesel is offered as standard with the auto start/stop function. Regarding the price, the 2011 Porsche Panamera Diesel costs 80,183 euro in Germany including VAT and will be available for delivery from August 2011. "Developed from the outset as a four-seater vehicle, in terms also of interior design and the individual comfort of each and every occupant the Gran Turismo ploughs its own furrow.
Notwithstanding its distinctive flat and stretched silhouette, 4.97 metres in length and a mere 142 centimetres high, the Panamera Diesel affords generous accommodation for all four seats. The new model can be recognised by the lettering “diesel” on the front doors" said the press release.