Confirming previous reports, Porsche said today that it will hold the world debut for its new four-door Panamera at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show on April 19th with sales to begin in late summer.
Porsche has yet to provide concrete technical details but said it will be offer the Panamera with “V-engines with either six or eight cylinders covering a power range from 300 ““ 500 bhp and featuring Direct Fuel Injection.” Buyers will be able to choose from a normal-aspirated V8 or a V8 with bi-turbocharger technology. V6 and V8 normal-aspiration versions of the Panamera come standard with rear-wheel drive – the turocharged V8 will feature all-wheel-drive. Depending on the model, the Panamera will be mated to a 6-speed manual or Porsche’s new 7 seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch automatic.
The 2010 Porsche Panamera will be available with Porsche’s Sports Chrono Package giving the car even more sporting and dynamic engine and gearshift characteristics.
Pricing and specific market launch details will be announced at a later date.
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2010 Porsche Panamera: