Porsche Panamera to begin production in April 2009

The Porsche Panamera was expected to show its face at this year’s Geneva Motor Show; instead we just saw spy video of the four-door-coupe driving around Stuttgart. Officials have now said that they plan on launching production of the Panamera in April of 2009 so we can expect an official debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show held in March.

The Panamera will be built at Porsche’s Leipzig plant that has a capacity of 26,000 units. Porsche estimates that it can sell 20,000 units of the Panamera annually.

The entry level Panamera is expected to be powered by a 3.6 liter V6 while range-toppers are expected to carry a 4.8 liter V8 with an option of twin-turbos producing 500+ horsepower.

Porsche has also confirmed that it will offer a hybrid version of the Panamera. The hybrid Panamera will arrive at least a year after the gasoline powered model makes its debut.

Source: AutoTelegraaf