25,000th Porsche Panamera rolls off assembly line in Leipzig

25,000th Porsche Panamera built alongside 2011 Porsche Cayenne

Just shy of one year after Porsche began selling its all-new Panamera sedan, the workers at the company’s Leipzig plant have built the 25,000th unit reaching a significant manufacturing milestone.

“The employees are not only proud to be a significant part of the successful launch of Porsche”s fourth model line, they have reached this milestone while also producing the all-new, next-generation 2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV that is now in North American Porsche dealerships,” Porsche said in a statement.

The 25,000th unit is a Ruby Red Panamera powered by a 300-hp 3.6L 6-cylinder engine and will be delivered to a customer in the USA.

“The benchmark performance of our Panamera V6 models wins over our customers worldwide,” said Bernhard Maier, Porsche”s Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing. “Even in the USA, a country with a preference for V8 engines, they impress with their efficiency and sportiness. The Panamera combines these aspects with the comfort and exclusivity of the luxury class.”

To date, Porsche dealers in the United States have sold over 5,000 units of the Panamera. A Panamera S Hybrid is due early next year.

Refresher: The $89,800 Porsche Panamera S is powered by a 400-hp V8 allowing for a 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 175 mph. The $93,800 Panamera 4S is powered by the same 400-hp V8. The $132,600 Porsche Panamera Turbo is powered by a turbocharged V8 making 500-hp allowing for a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 188 mph. The Porsche Panamera V6 and Porsche Panamera 4 are powered by a 3.6L V6 engine making 300-hp and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft. Prices start at $74,400 for the base V6 Panamera and $78,900 for the V6 Panamera 4.

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– By: Omar Rana