Porsche Cars North America announced today that it sold a total of 1,747 units in April 2010, a decline of 6 percent compared to the same period last year when it sold 1,853 units.
“Despite the overall decline, Porsche”s new four-door Panamera recorded its best-ever one-month sales of 678,” Porsche said in a statement. “To date, Porsche has sold 3,410 Panamera models in the U.S. since it went on sale in October 2009.”
That makes the new four-door Panamera Porsche’s best-selling model in the U.S. so far this year.
Porsche said that its April sales decline is due to the anticipated and effective sell off of its 2010 Cayenne models earlier this year in preparation for the all-new, 2011 Cayenne. The new 2011 Cayenne S, Turbo models will go on sale in July, while the Cayenne and Cayenne S Hybrid models will be available this fall.
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