The Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 featuring the all-new, fuel efficient 300-horsepower V-6 engines are new for 2011. These new models come just eight months after the launch of the V8-powered Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo.
The 2011 Panamera models feature an all-new 3.6-liter, 90-degree V-6 engine with Direct Fuel Injection that develops 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Built on the same line as the normally aspirated and twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 engines found in the Panamera S, 4S and Turbo, this new engine propels the Panamera and Panamera 4 from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 and 5.8 seconds, respectively.
Models come standard with the revolutionary Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed double-clutch gearbox and the Auto Start Stop function that saves fuel and reduces emissions by turning the engine off when it is not needed, such as sitting at a stop light.
The 2011 Panamera and the Panamera 4, as genuine Gran Turismos, combine a sporting character with a high standard of comfort and everyday driving qualities. Steel suspension is standard, and variable dampers and adaptive air suspension with additional air volume on demand are optional. This provides a wide range of suspension qualities and features, with a high level of motoring comfort on the one hand and extremely sporting driving dynamics on the other.
Standard equipment includes an electric moonroof and power liftgate.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/27
Estimated starting price: $74,400
Compiled by Motor Matters

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