Two cylinders gone, but still plenty of metal on base-spec Panamera
Porsche has revealed two new entry-level Porsche Panameras, both fitted with an all-new V6 powerplant.
Labelled simply Panamera and Panamera 4 (no prizes for guessing which one comes with four-wheel drive), the two new entries into Porsche's super-saloon range will be in showrooms from May, although UK customers won't be able to get their hands on the cars until June.
The all-new V6 majors on economy and emissions, with the RWD V6 bettering 30mpg and both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models passing EU5 regs.
Porsche hasn't released any figures, but performance shouldn't be bad - the new engine pumps out a respectable and pleasingly symmetrical 295bhp and 295lb ft of torque, as well as saving 30kg in weight over the naturally aspirated V8 in the S and 4S models.
The V6 Panamera will cost £61,461, while you'll have to fork out £66,929 for the all-wheel-drive version.
-20% for real world conditions and 50% for day to day driving and you're about there!
What makes you say that? Porsche's performance and economy figures have proven consistently attainable. In fact, often they are bettered in every day use. Whether the car looks good or not, there's no denying those performance and consumption figures are impressive.
From what I've read in comparison tests the two saving graces of Panermeras are the grip and massive acceleration,good luck selling 2wd V6's for the price of an XFR/M5/AMG63. Before any genius says'but you haven't driven it'I've never slept with Beyonce or slammed my dick in a door either,but I'm pretty sure which I would enjoy most.