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Designed not only to deliver 911-like driving dynamics in a 4-door package, but also to make Porsche execs rich richer, the new Panamera is doing just that. The German sports car maker has just announced that after just 10 months it has already build 25,000 Panamera models at its factory in Leipzig.
The 25,000th vehicle features ruby-red paint and is a standard Panamera model featuring a 300-hp V6 engine. Just recently released, the V6 Panamera and Panamera 4 will easily add a significant increase to the already impressive Panamera sales numbers.
Read AutoGuide‘s Panamera reviews at the links below
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With a 300 horsepower V6 and a $74,400, the Porsche Panamera can hardly be called a “base model“, but the new six cylinder sedan is designed to slot under the V8 Panamera S, which retails for $89,800. For those who want all-wheel drive without the extra power of a V8, the Panamera 4 splits the difference at $78,900. Both models will come standard in North America with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK transmission.
That transmission, combined with Porsche’s auto start/stop system helps the Panamera achieve 25.3 mpg (on the more generous European test cycle), while the Panamera 4 gets 24.5 mpg. Weight on the new model has been reduced by roughly 66 lbs thanks to the smaller V6 engine. The vehicles are distinguished from their V8-powered counterparts by matte-black (rather than chrome) window trim, single exhaust pipes (one on each side) and new wheel designs.
GALLERY: Porsche Panamera V6
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