NEW PORSCHE PANAMERA RANGE LAUNCHED IN QATAR
Porsche Centre Doha, owned by Al Boraq Automobiles Co., unveiled two all-wheel drive versions, the Panamera 4S and Turbo, at a special event held for the media and Porsche enthusiasts.
Speaking at the launch, chairman of the company, Salman Jassem, said, “In the new Panamera, our customers and enthusiasts will experience a fundamentally redesigned car with new turbo engines, sharper exterior design, intuitive interior features and innovative technologies.
All Panamera engines have been redesigned to produce more power, whilst significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Two new twin-turbo engines have been introduced, combined with the brand's first eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. The 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo engine of the Panamera 4S produces 440 hp and reaches 100 km/ h in just 4.4 seconds (4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), and it has a top speed of 289 km/ h. With its powerful petrol engine, the Panamera Turbo's new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 develops 550 hp at 5,750 rpm, with a maximum torque of 770 Nm between 1,960 and 4,500 rpm. It has 30 hp more than its predecessor as well as a torque increase of 70 Nm.