New Panameras on way
Porsche is expanding its range of second-generation Panamera models available in New Zealand.
The German carmaker announced the Panamera range was expanding with six new versions.
New Zealand is getting the rear-wheel drive Panamera and four-wheel drive Panamera 4 at prices of NZ$201,200 and NZ$209,700 with them due here in mid-2017.
The other models not being sold in NZ are a quartet of long wheelbase four-wheel drive models in the Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive.
The new Panamera models are planned to make their public premiere at next week’s Los Angeles motor show.
The rear-wheel drive Panamera and four-wheel drive Panamera 4 are powered by Porsche’s latest twin scroll turbocharged 3-litre V6 petrol engine. Shared with the Audi S4, S5 Coupe and S5 Sportback, it produces 15kW more than the older naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine it replaces at 243kW.
In the standard wheelbase Panamera models the new V6, which forms part of a new range of units developed in an engineering joint venture between Porsche and Audi.
The Porsche Panamera.