Kapil Dev takes delivery of first-ever Porsche Panamera diesel in India

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Former Indian cricket captain, Kapil Dev gifted himself Porsche Panamera diesel on Friday. It is said that the Kapil Dev is the first person to get the delivery of the Porsche Panamera diesel in India. He received the keys from Anil Reddi, director, Porsche India.

“I am thrilled to take delivery of my Porsche Panamera and can’t wait to get behind the wheel. This car has a unique personality combining sportiness, luxury and efficiency in one,” said the cricketer, adding, “I am sure it will be an absolute joy to drive on a daily basis.”

One of Porsche’s most fuel-efficient models ever, the Panamera diesel is powered 3.0-litre V6 common-rail diesel engine making 250-hp between 3,800 rpm and 4,400 rpm with maximum torque of 550 Nm available between 1,750 rpm to 2,750 rpm. Mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S, the Porsche Panamera diesel goes form 0 to 100 kph in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 242 kph.

Not bad when it comes to performance, but what about fuel-efficiency. Porsche says that the new Panamera diesel will achieve an estimated fuel-economy of 15 kmpl (when converted to Indian figures) and will offer a driving range of approximately 1200 km.
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