Porsche Refreshes the V8 Panamera Range

Porsche has released a revision for the V8-engined Panamera models (Panamera S, Panamera 4S & Panamera Turbo), as the vehicles are entering the next model year starting from August 2010.Porsche has focused on making the Panamera a more efficient car. The company has installed a braking energy recuperation system as a standard feature and is offering optional 19 inch all-season tires that come with reduced rolling resistance.

The updates allow the 500 hp Panamera Turbo to cut its fuel consumption by 0.9 liters/100km, with the vehicle now offering a combined driving cycle fuel consumption of 12.2 liters per 100 km (20.8 mpg). The new elements have also brought a CO2 emissions reduction of 21 grams/km.

The Panamera S and Panamera 4S now offer a fuel consumption figure of 10.3 (22.8 mpg) and 10.6 liters/100 km (22.2 mpg), respectively, with the figures translating into a 0.5 l/100 km reduction, and a 11 g/100 km CO2 emissions cut.

“This increase in efficiency results primarily from brake energy recuperation, with the battery being charged primarily during application of the brakes and, respectively, in overrun. Together with the enhanced tread of the tires, a special rubber compound serves to reduce roll resistance while at the same time increasing the mileage covered by the tires. The Auto Start Stop function has also been optimized, now allowing the driver to set off again even faster and more comfortably after coming to a halt,” stated the press release.

The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is now available as an option together with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), with the V8-powered models also receiving a fully controlled rear axle differential lock.

The Panamera revision also includes a wider range of paintwork colors, interior leather options and special equipment.
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