When you’re shopping for a car in the $90,000 to a $100,000 range, what kind of fuel-economy the car gets is probably the last thing on your mind to help you make your decision on whether to purchase the car or not. However, it may be nice to know that your car rates at the top of its class when it comes to EPA fuel-economy ratings.
Porsche has just announced that the EPA ratings for its new Panamera put the car at the top of its class. The 400-hp V8 and the PDK transmission in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S help the four-door average an EPA fuel-economy rating of 16/24 mpg (city/highway) – that’s 19 mpg combined.
Go for the more powerful 500-hp Panamera Turbo and the EPA rating drops by one to 15/23 mpg, or 18 combined.
While the starting price tag of $89,800 may be a little steep, at least you’ll be avoiding the gas-guzzler tax.
2010 Porsche Panamera:
– By: Omar Rana