Update on the Porsche Panamera
The upgrades in technology include the first start/stop system to be used on an automatic transmission, air suspension system with on demand air volume, as well as a multistage adjustable rear spoiler.
Featuring the PDK transmission, the Panamera makes use of double-clutch gearbox. The PDK uses its overdrive-like top gear as a tool to minimize fuel consumption and in conjunction with the start/stop system, the Panamera S uses 10.8l every 100 km (26.2 mpg) it travels, according to New European Driving Cycle.
All Panamera models can be enhanced by adding the active stability control, in combination with a rear axle differential.
The Porsche Panamera will make its first appearance, as we previously reported, at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show. Porsche tries to soften the blow given by their strange decision regarding the location for the world debut of the Panamera by releasing every now and then new info, specs or prices about the vehicle. Enough to get our interest up, but not enough to make us go all the way to China.