Porsche Panamera made its world debut at the 13th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.
Panamera is a new four-door Gran Turismo that will be launched in Germany on 12th September 2009 in three variants. It will be launched as an eight cylinder engine variant, a six cylinder gasoline variant, and a hybrid variant. All the three variants of the Panamera come with Porsche Direct Fuel Injection, low-friction drive systems, and weight-optimized lightweight bodies.
Commenting on the launch, Klaus Berning, Executive Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG said, “Introducing the Panamera, we are entering a market segment completely new for our customers and we are once again consistently expanding our model portfolio.”
Further to the statement of Klaus, Wolfgang Durheimer, Porsche’s Executive Vice-President Research and Development said, “Our engineers, technicians, and designers have invested all their know-how, years of experience, a wealth of ideas, and their full passion for sports cars in this four-seater Gran Turismo.”
The exterior of the car is designed with low and sleek silhouette and the interior is luxuriously appointed with host of innovations and technologies. The Panamera is also pioneering five new car technologies that include start-stop system in conjunction with automatic transmission, air suspension with additional air volume available on demand in each spring, as well as active aerodynamics with an adjustable, multi-dimensional, extendable rear spoiler on the Panamera Turbo.
Porsche’s Gran Turismo will definitely set new standards in the market with its outstanding performance and driving dynamics.