Porsche Panamera diesel confirmed for production

2011 Porsche Panamera 4S, 18.06.2010
2011 Porsche Panamera 4S, 18.06.2010

Will be launched in the second half of 2011

Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has confirmed the company will launch a diesel-powered Panamera in the second half of 2011.

Speaking with Germany's Westfalen-Blatt, Müller cited the success of the Cayenne diesel as one of the key reasons for launching the new Panamera variant.

While he declined to specify what engine would be used, there is little doubt it will be the 3.0-liter TDI with 176 kW (240 PS / 236 hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. It will be mounted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which should allow the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in a little over seven seconds.

Besides talking about the Panamera, Müller stated the company has grown fond of the Cajan name - for their entry-level crossover - and is exploring its legal availability.

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it will be nice if this Porsche Panamera coming with Diesel engine
Nov 29th, 2010 9:57pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
By the way, the diesel-powered Panamera may actually make it to the USA. Why? Because since Porsche wants to make their vehicles Euro6 emissions compliant, that could mean the turbodiesel engine in the Panamera will only need minor modifications to make it EPA Tier 2 Bin 5 compliant.
Nov 25th, 2010 5:03pm
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B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
I think they should use the Duramax from the Silverado line of pickups. I have seen these engines transplanted into other vehicles and with basic turbo upgrades push vehicles past the 10 second barrier in the quarter mile. Then they drive home and average over 25 MPG.
Nov 25th, 2010 4:19am
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stickshifter stickshifter
Porsche does not want to put a 4.2 V8 diesel in the panamera, because they dont want a diesel engine to be stronger than their self-developed v8 petrol engines!
Nov 24th, 2010 10:39pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
this is supposed to lower the average consumption , not to add power to an already powerful car.
Nov 24th, 2010 11:18pm
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tom43 tom43
Sorry WCF guys, but no doubt it will NOT be the 3.0 liter Diesel with 240PS. For your information: Audi will introduce in 2011 a twin-turbo 3.0 Diesel with around 300hp. A Porsche version of this engine will fit perfectly in the Panamera ;- )
Nov 24th, 2010 8:54pm
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johnbmw550i johnbmw550i
What!!! an Audi 3.0 Diesel engine, they have to be kidding, those engines are rubbish, and slow. Good luck Porsche you will need it.
Nov 24th, 2010 7:15pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
8 speed gearbox.
Nov 24th, 2010 11:17pm
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
From what I remember the V10 has been killed off by Euro 5 or something. And there is no way it will cost less than the V6 petrol. Name one manufacturer that prices the diesel version of two similarly powered cars cheaper?
Nov 24th, 2010 7:06pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
The Cayenne Diesel sells well too. For Businessmen it is important to get a good mileage. i think it will be the V6 TDI from Audi with ~300HP.
Nov 24th, 2010 6:21pm
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Swifty Swifty
agree with @boxster127! the only diesel for Panamera should be at least 4.2 TDI, the best 6.0 TDI but maybe it won't fit!
Nov 24th, 2010 5:51pm
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boxster127 boxster127
The only appropriate diesel engine for the this car in current VAG production is the 4.2 TDI found in the A8. The V12 TDI would also be interesting if it fit. The 4.2 provides all the torque one would expect in this type of car. The 3.0 TDI would only work if it was priced below the current entry level 3.6 V6.
Nov 24th, 2010 5:34pm
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Mirko Mirko
The 3.0 TDI in the Cayenne is priced higher than the 3.6 V6 (Cayenne uses a Volkswagen V6, Panamera uses a Porsche V6) Cayenne 3.6: 55,431€, Cayenne 3.6 automatic: 58,072.80€ Cayenne diesel (automatic only): 59,596€. So the diesel is about 1,500€ more expensive than a comparable gasser in the Cayenne. And it still outsells the gas V6 by a significant margin.
Nov 25th, 2010 11:08am
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eitanros eitanros
Waiting to be overtaken at the autobahn by a 2.0 274bhp Hyundai Sonata...
Nov 24th, 2010 5:16pm
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hitar_potar hitar_potar
where have you seen a 2.0 274bhp Sonata? :)
Nov 24th, 2010 6:45pm
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