Porsche Panamera V6 and Panamera 4 V6 World Premiere in Beijing

The Porsche Panamera range has received a new entry level version, equipped with a V6 engine, available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive incarnations.

The Panamera V6 is (under)powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine which features direct fuel injection and delivers 300 HP (220 kW) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). The power is sent to the rear wheels in the Panamera V6 and to all four wheels in the Panamera 4 V6. We can’t help mention that this is the same engine found under the Volkswagen Passat R36’s hood, albeit a bit whipped to produce more torque.

When equipped with the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and the auto start-stop function, both models return a fuel consumption figure under 10 liters/100 km (Eu combined driving cycle): The Panamera averages 9.3 liters/100 km (30.4 mpg imperial), while the Panamera 4 uses 9.6 liters/100 km (29.4 mpg imperial). The optional 19-inch all-year tires with optimized roll resistance cut these figures by 0.2 liters/100 km, and allow the Panamera to emit just 213 grams of CO2/km (220 grams of CO2/km for the Panamera 4). Both cars meet the Euro 5 and the LEV emissions standards. Here’s a paragraph that future owners will want to forget every time they park their car in a fancy place (and not only)

The almost identical twins will have their world premiere at the Beijing Motor Show, on April 23. German dealers will receive the car starting from May, while the U.S. market will have them in June.

The Panamera V6 has a starting price of 75,899 euro (VAT included). If you wish to drive the 4 wheel-drive version (this comes with the PDK gearbox only), you’ll have to pay 84,110 euro (VAT included).

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