Porsche Panamera Sales Begin on September 12

German manufacturer Porsche today officially announced that sales of the Panamera will commence on September 12, with demonstration cars to be showcased at dealerships across the German market starting today.

Porsche Panamera will be offered in three different versions, as followed: Panamera S - eight-cylinder engine that produces 400 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission (Porsche's PDK dual-clutch transmission with seven gears is available as an option) - which comes with a price tag of 94,575 euros including VAT, Panamera 4S - 400 horsepower and PTM all-wheel drive system - sold for 102,251 euros and Panamera Turbo - 500 horsepower, PDK as standard and PTM all-wheel drive - available for 135,154 euros.

Porsche says that the entry level model will be fitted with a V6 engine in the next few months. A hybrid version will be released as well, but a specific launch date is yet to be confirmed.

Germany will be the first market to get the Panamera, but the rest of Europe, South America and some Asian countries will receive the new model in the course of September. On the other hand, North America and Australia will launch the Panamera a month later, while China will begin sales of the car in early 2010.

Meanwhile, production of the Panamera is running at full speed at the Leipzig production facility. The Panamera is produced alongside Cayenne, with the 600 workers expected to build approximately 20,000 Panemeras per year, according to a release by the German manufacturer.

"I know of no other factory anywhere in the world in which the principles of lean production have been as consistently implemented as here in Leipzig," said Michael Macht, Board member in charge of production and logistics.
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