Porsche Panamera

Porsche has launched a new version of the Panamera which is powered by a fuel efficient 247bhp diesel engine, the fourth engine option for the car.

The oil burner produces 550Nm of torque and delivers around 15km to a litre of diesel translating into a full tank range of around 1,200km (the Panamera has a massive 80 litre tank!). The car can accelerate from 0-100kph in 6.8 seconds and go on to hit a top speed of 242kph.

The motor is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission driving the rear wheels only; stop-start comes as standard.

There’s precious little to identify the oil-burner model from its petrol-powered stablemates – only ‘diesel’ badging on the front doors.

Standard kit includes Porsche’s Active Suspension Management, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear park assist, tyre pressure monitoring, and touch-screen satellite navigation. The options list will include a switch from the standard steel springs to air suspension.

Standard kit includes Porsche’s Active Suspension Management, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear park assist, tyre pressure monitoring, and touch-screen satellite navigation. The options list will include a switch from the standard steel springs to air suspension.

Porsche India has started accepting bookings for the diesel powered four-door luxury coupe with deliveries expected to begin in August 2011. Available only in rear-wheel drive configuration the Panamera diesel is priced at Rs. 12,315,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

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