New Porsche Panamera India launch in March
At the time of launch, the German carmaker will only offer the four-door sedan in Turbo form. The Panamera Turbo is powered by an all-new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol that makes 550 hp and 770 Nm, giving the sedan a claimed 0-100kph time of 4.2 seconds.
The Turbo will be followed by the Panamera Executive Turbo. The ‘Executive’ is essentially a stretched version of the Panamera and features a 150mm longer wheelbase for increased rear passenger space.
Expect a price tag in the region of Rs 1.9 crore (estimated, ex-showroom) for the standard Turbo while the Executive Turbo will cost over Rs 2 crore.
Porsche will expand the Panamera range with the launch of more petrol and diesel variants by the year-end. A hybrid model will launch next year. The diesel models will include a new 3.0-litre V6 as well as a strong 4.0-litre V8 that makes 442hp and 850Nm.
The delay in launching other versions of the Panamera is primarily down to those versions being subject to the lengthy homologation process for cars with engines smaller than 3,000cc.
Porsche will also launch the new 718 Boxster and Cayman on February 15 with prices starting at the Rs 80 lakh mark (ex-showroom).