One of the most spied, anticipated, and quite interesting looking models from Porsche is finally here. Pictures and a few details of the upcoming four-door 2010 Porsche Panamera were officially revealed to public on November 22, 2008. Originally scheduled to make its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche has announced that it will hold the world debut of the Panamera at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show in April of 2009 instead.
The Porsche Panamera will be available for purchase in late summer of next year and besides the base model, it will be offered in three other variants including Panamera Turbo, Panamera 4S and Panamera Hybrid. While specific details on the engine offerings have yet to be revealed by Porsche, the Stuttgart based company says that the Panamera lineup will consist of 6 and 8 cylinder units with output ranging from 300-hp to 500-hp. All Panamera models will be offered with a 6-speed manual or the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission known as PDK (Porsche-Doppelkupplung). Besides rear-wheel-drive, the 2010 Porsche Panamera will be available with all-wheel-drive.
Pricing for the 2010 Porsche Panamera will start at $89,800 for the 400-hp Panamera S while the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 S starts at $93,800. The range-topping 500-hp Panamera Turbo starts at $132,600.
Porsche will build the new Panamera at its Leipzig plant and is targeting annual sales of 20,000 units. It has been rumored that Porsche is considering a diesel and convertible version of the Panamera – no firm word from Stuttgart as of yet.
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Posts on the 2010 Porsche Panamera:
05-13-2009: Porsche kicks off Panamera production in Leipzig
05-06-2009: Porsche considering Panamera cabriolet, V6 and hybrid coming first
04-28-2009: Photo Rendering: TechArt inspired Porsche Panamera by Jon Sibal
04-28-2009: Bored? Play around with the 2010 Porsche Panamera configurator
04-21-2009: 2010 Porsche Panamera takes the elevator up 94 floors
04-20-2009: 2009 Shanghai: 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo in real life
04-19-2009: 2009 Shanghai: 2010 Porsche Panamera makes world debut in China
03-13-2009: 2010 Porsche Panamera European pricing announced
02-13-2009: Porsche Panamera pricing to start at $89,800
01-05-2009: 2010 Porsche Panamera coming to Shanghai 2009
12-04-2008: 9ff Porsche Panamera: More details and more sketches
12-01-2008: Poll: Hot or Not – 2010 Porsche Panamera
12-01-2008: 2010 Porsche Panamera to make auto show debut in Shanghai
11-25-2008: 2010 Porsche Panamera: With more details, images, and video
11-22-2008: 2010 Porsche Panamera officially revealed
10-30-2008: Spy Shots: Porsche Panamera interior and key revealed
10-20-2008: Spy Shots: Porsche Panamera seen in San Francisco
10-16-2008: Porsche Panamera microsite launched along with new tag line
10-09-2008: Porsche considering diesel and convertible version for Panamera
09-24-2008: 9ff Porsche Panamera already in the works
09-15-2008: First Porsche Panamera teaser released along with mini-site
08-28-2008: Spy Shots: Porshce Panamera opens its rear door
07-22-2008: Porsche Panamera to start at $127k, hybrid version to produce 300-hp
05-28-2008: Porsche Panamera to begin production in April 2009
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