Porsche Panamera makes its National Debut in October 2009Porsche presents the new Gran Turismo
The new Porsche Panamera has arrived in Malaysia. On 3rd October 2009, the four-seater Gran Turismo, entering the market with three variants this year, will be launched in Malaysia. Expected to thrill aficionados of exclusive, sporting cars the world over, the Porsche Panamera is a strategic move by Porsche into the luxury performance segment, allowing it to reach brand-new groups of customers while at the same time offering existing customers of the marque a whole new range of options.
Porsche presented the Company’s four seater Gran Turismo to the international public for the first time at Auto Shanghai in China. This was a clear signal of the importance of the Asian markets and the company’s full confidence in our future economic potential.
The premium segment which the Panamera is now entering extends all the way from the classic GT sports car to the luxurious performance saloon, accounting in economically good times for a global market volume of approximately one million new cars a year. Porsche plans to sell an annual average of at least 20,000 units of the Panamera worldwide throughout the entire lifecycle of the car.
Apart from the PDK Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or Double-Clutch Gearbox and the first Start-Stop system in conjunction with automatic transmission, the technical innovations the Panamera is introducing for the first time in a production model in the luxury performance class include Porsche’s new adaptive air suspension with additional air volume on-demand in each spring as well as active aerodynamics featuring a rear spoiler with multi-dimensional adjustment moving up at the appropriate speed on the top-of-the-range Panamera Turbo.
Porsche’s development engineers have given particular attention to the Panamera’s fuel economy: featuring highly efficient 4.8 litres, V8 power units with Direct Fuel Injection, intelligent lightweight construction, automatic Start-Stop, optimum aerodynamics, Porsche’s innovative Doppelkupplungsgetriebe and various technical features consistently reducing frictional and hydraulic losses, the Panamera offers truly outstanding fuel economy for a four-door Gran Turismo of this calibre, again setting new standards against its direct competitors.
Like the Cayenne, the new Panamera is built at Porsche’s plant in Leipzig. The basic price starts from RM998,000.00 for Panamera S and RM1,118,000.00 for Panamera 4S. The top model in the range, Panamera Turbo, is offered at RM1,398,000.00.
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