Panamera Launch PenangPorsche Centre Penang Unveils Porsche Panamera
Penang. Porsche Centre Penang recently unveiled the Porsche Panamera, the first four-seater Gran Turismo to Penang audiences during the Mean Machine 2009 exhibition at Auto-City Juru. “The Panamera is crafted with luxury in mind while not deviating from the core of Porsche’s philosophy of performance and efficiency”, states SM Faisal, Group Chief Executive Officer of Naza Group of Companies, adding that the launch in conjunction with the Mean Machine 2009 is the platform in which Porsche is celebrating a motoring heritage: “We have been known as the pioneers in motorsports and Panamera is a continuation of a legacy, a part of motorsports heritage”, says SM Faisal.
Porsche’s new, fourth model series – following the 911, the Boxster/Cayman, and the Cayenne sports utility vehicle – is of great strategic significance to the Company. Introducing the four-door Panamera, Porsche is making a strong move into the luxury performance segment, appealing to customers who, over and above the exclusive comfort and spaciousness of a luxury saloon, also expect the consistent sporting performance so typical of a Porsche. In this way Porsche is reaching brand-new groups of customers while at the same time offering existing customers of the marque a whole new range of options.
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 includes 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 econ-omy. Featuring highly efficient 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.
The Panamera is priced from RM998,000 for Panamera S, RM1,118,000 for Panamera 4S and the top-of-the-range Panamera Turbo, which is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.0seconds is priced at RM1,398,000. Porsche customers also have the option to customize their Panamera through Exclusive Options and Tequipments from Porsche.
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Note: Images of the Panamera are available to accredited journalists in the Porsche Press Data-base at http://presse.porsche.de.