Porsche Reveals First Panamera Interior Images



    Photos Highlight All-New Gran Turismo's 'Cockpit for Four' Concept

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Porsche today presented the interior of
its Panamera four-door gran turismo. The much-anticipated addition to
Porsche's lineup will go on sale in Canada on October 17, 2009.
    With a centre console that extends from the dashboard to the rear seats,
the Panamera offers a new spatial concept for the driver and passengers,
featuring individual cockpit-like spaces. A deep seating position and sport
steering wheel give the driver and passengers direct contact with the road.
Panamera also provides a roomy environment with exceptional leg- and headroom
- unique qualities in a sporting machine, yet essential for grand touring.
    Panamera S and Panamera 4S feature eight-way power seats in front with a
driver memory package. In the rear are two individual seats with a folding
rear console. The Panamera Turbo adds an electronically adjustable steering
wheel. Further seating customization is available through options such as
18-way adaptive sport seats and adjustable eight-way power rear seats.
    Individual seating allows for optimum passive safety. In the event of an
accident, front, side and curtain airbags protect the front occupants, while
standard rear side airbags protect those in back.
    Porsche will provide countless opportunities for individual
customization, with 13 colour and material combinations - including four
two-tone leather interiors and seven interior trim options including
carbon-fibre and natural olive wood. A four-zone climate control system is
also available.
    For the first time, an ultra-high-end surround-sound system from
Burmester, the renowned Berlin audio manufacturer, will be available. The
system features 16 speakers and a subwoofer for a total output of more than
1,000 watts. Like all Porsches, Panamera will be available with a Bluetooth
phone interface, Universal Audio Interface for personal audio devices, and
satellite radio.
    The rear luggage area provides up to 445 litres of space, enough room for
four large suitcases. The tall space enables luggage to be loaded in an
upright position, and with the rear seat folded, the luggage space increases
up to 1,250 litres.
    Initially, Panameras will be available with a choice of two V8 engines,
standard seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch
transmissions and rear- or all-wheel drive. All engines feature Porsche Direct
Fuel Injection (DFI) for highest efficiency. For additional fuel savings, all
Panameras include an engine stop-start function that can turn off and restart
the engine at certain times, like when stopped at an intersection.
    The rear-wheel drive Panamera S has a 400-horsepower, 4.8-litre V8 engine
that can propel it from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds on its way to a top track
speed of 283 km/h; the MSRP is $115,100. The all-wheel drive Panamera 4S
receives the same powerplant. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds,
achieves a top track speed of 282 km/h and has an MSRP of $120,300.
    At the top of the lineup is the Panamera Turbo, with a 500-horsepower,
twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8. Also featuring the new PDK transmission, the
all-wheel drive Panamera Turbo sets a breathtaking 0-to-100 time of 4.2
seconds and a top track speed of 303 km/h. The Panamera Turbo has an MSRP of
$155,000.

    Note: Photos of the new Porsche Panamera are available to accredited
journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de. Footage
material is available to registered users at
http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.

    
    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/
    




For further information:

For further information: Laurance Yap, Manager, Public Relations, (905)
219-2195, laurance.yap@porsche.ca

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