Porsche Panamera

Porsche has released confirmed pricing for the Porsche Panamera grand tourer in the UK. The Panamera will start from £72,266 (RM 397,160) for the Panamera S, going up to £77,269 for the Panamera 4S and £95,298 for the top of the range Panamera Turbo.

The baseline Panamera S comes with a 6-speed manual and rear wheel drive as standard, and can be upgraded to a 7-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox for £2,289. The 4S and Turbo has an active all-wheel drive system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and features the PDK gearbox as standard.

The all-wheel drive does help with traction especially to get all the power down properly from a standing start, since 0 to 100km/h in the 4S takes only 5 seconds compared to 5.4 seconds on the S model, both with the PDK gearbox.

The Panamera is exclusively V8 at the moment with both normally aspirated versions and a top of the line turbo version, but who is to say a Panamera S Hybrid with the same hyrbid powertrain of a 3.0 supercharged V6 TSI mated to an electric motor from the Cayenne S Hybrid won’t appear later?