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