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2010 Porsche Panamera

First Porsche Panamera Models Take Flight and Begin Journey to North American Premiere Events

2010 Porsche Panamera
First Panamera's Fill Boeing 747 for Long Trip to America's West Coast To Debut at Monterey Peninsula Automotive Week2010 Porsche Panamera
The first 31 Porsche Panamera models are in the air and on their way to the car's North American debut where the public will see the all-new four-passenger Gran Turismo for the first time at a series of major events during the Monterey Peninsula Automotive Week (the week of August 9-16). Activities include automotive celebrations at the Quail Lodge, the Monterey Historics and the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

2010 Porsche Panamera
The cars were airlifted directly from Leipzig, Germany, where they are produced alongside the Cayenne sports utility vehicle using the most state-of-the-art production methods. The car represents Porsche's fourth model line and has been highly anticipated ever since the company announced four years ago that it would build the brand's first-ever four-passenger sports car.


2010 Porsche Panamera
The Panamera Gran Turismo will go on sale at Porsche's 202 Ú.S. dealers on October 17, 2009.

2010 Porsche Panamera
The cars will make appearances at historic and high-profile events that include the famous and elegant Quail Lodge, the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, where Porsche is the featured marquee, and finally at arguably the most famous councours in world—the Pebble Beach Councours d'Elegance.


About Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., is the exclusive importer of Porsche sports cars and sport utility vehicles for the Únited States. It is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG. PCNA employs approximately 180 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 202 dealers. The dealers, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service. Throughout its 60-year history, Porsche has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the automotive industry. The company continues to celebrate its heritage by adding to its long list of motorsports victories dating back to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans class win in 1951. Today, with more than 28,000 victories, Porsche is recognized as the world's most successful brands in sports car racing. PCNA, which imports the iconic 911 series, the Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the Ú.S. and soon the four-passenger Panamera, strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its brand.

Source - Porsche

Porsche Selects Monterey Car Festivities to Unveil New Panamera in North America

Highly Anticipated Four-Door Gran Turismo Debuts Amidst America's Most Prestigious Celebration of the Automobile

Porsche announced it will show its all-new Panamera Gran Turismo to the North American public for the first time during Monterey Peninsula's Classic Car Week (August 9-16) that includes the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, the Monterey Historics and the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The new Panamera has been eagerly awaited ever since Porsche announced it would build the brand's first-ever four-door sports car. Porsche's unique four-seater was conceived and designed as a grand touring car, combining numerous talents in typical Porsche style: sporting driving dynamics, a spacious interior, and the supreme comfort of a gran turismo.


2010 Porsche PanameraThe Panamera will go on sale at Porsche's 202 Ú.S. dealers on October 17, 2009.

'The exclusive automotive events that take place on the Monterey Peninsula this August are the perfect stage to roll out this extraordinary car,' said Detlev von Platen. President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. 'Our Panamera will feel right at home among both vintage and modern classics and will make quite a splash among the tens of thousands of true automobile enthusiasts there.'


To celebrate the arrival of the new Panamera Porsche has joined numerous prestigious brands in sponsoring the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. While the Quail Lodge will be the backdrop of a Porsche Experience Center where VIP test drives will be conducted throughout the week, Pebble Beach has, for the first time, introduced a Porsche category on the hollow grounds of the 18th fairway.

The Panamera celebration also involves the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races where Porsche is the featured marque this year. This will have special meaning to all those race drivers, teams, and fans of Porsche as one of the most famous vintage racing events in the world honors the most successful racing brand of all time. Porsche will bring to the event a number of significant and rare historic race cars, the Formula One and Two cars among them.

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Porsche Panamera Four Door Sports Car Debuts Today First All-New Porsche in Seven Years Poised to Set New Standards in The Premium Sedan Segment

Porsche today officially unveiled its Panamera four-door performance car, the first all-new, built-from-the-ground up vehicle from the Stuttgart, Germany based manufacturer since its historic debut of the Cayenne in Paris in 2002. Presented with great pride and fanfare at the company's Shanghai Motor Show exhibit, the Panamera is unique in the premium sedan segment thanks to its ‘sports car for four' concept and its best-in-class fuel efficiency.

'The crucial task for our engineers was to combine Porsche's sporting DNA with all the spaciousness and driving comfort of a luxurious sedan,' said Wolfgang Dürheimer, who was on hand for the debut and is Porsche's executive vice president of research and development. 'The Panamera is an alternative car concept for the premium customer, and while competing with established vehicles in the premium class, it will be a clear segment leader in terms of performance, driving dynamics and efficiency.'

All Three Panamera Models Deliver High Performance and Low Fuel Consumption


2010 Porsche PanameraThe Panamera is Porsche's fourth model line, joining the 911, Boxster/Cayman and Cayenne model series. It is the first premium car with an automatically shifting double-clutch transmission to feature an engine start/stop system that saves fuel and reduces emissions by turning the engine off when it is not needed, such as sitting at a stop light, for example. All engines have advanced and fuel-efficient Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), as well.

Initially offered in three versions – the 400-horsepower two-wheel drive Panamera S and all-wheel drive Panamera 4S, and the 500-horsepower, twin-turbocharged all-wheel drive Panamera Turbo – the new Panamera will provide Porsche performance and quality and a level of comfort that has been absent among true high-performance cars. All Ú.S. Panamera models feature a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox delivering a dynamic driving experience, ultra-fast gearshifts without the slightest interruption of engine power, a very high level of comfort for four, and outstanding fuel efficiency when compared to a conventional automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The Panamera S, for example, consumes just 10.8 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 26.2 mpg imp) in the New European Driving Cycle (EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available).


'I always believed that Porsche would build a car like the Panamera – a car where the Porsche experience could be shared with more than just the co-pilot,' said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. 'Just like with the Cayenne, we found another chance to forge a new path and create a car that did not exist: a sports car for four. Our dealers are excited because this will bring new customers, and the list of hand raisers is growing every day. Despite the tough economy, I am confident the Panamera will be a success.'

Porsche Engineers Resolved Conflicting Design Priorities

From the beginning, the Panamera project raised significant technical challenges for Porsche as it presented several engineering conflicts of interest; it had to have silhouette of a coupe, yet offer four full-size seats with a generous interior space and luggage room; it must set the performance standard in its class, yet offer best-in-class fuel efficiency; it should provide Porsche driving dynamics and performance and the comfort of a luxury sedan; and it had to have a driver's cockpit typical of a sports car and a top-quality and luxurious interior with the equipment expected in the premium sedan segment.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 4.8 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 400 hp
Torque: 369 ft-lbs

Engine : 4.8 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 500 hp
Torque: 516 ft-lbs


7-speed Automatic
The Panamera body is the synthesis of lightweight technology typical of a sports car, superior comfort, generous spaciousness, and efficient aerodynamics. To create its lightweight structure, Porsche employs advanced production methods and all kinds of steel grades, light alloys like aluminum and magnesium, and plastics. In the case of the Panamera S, the result is a car that weighs just 1,800 kg, or a just over 3,990 lbs. This structure allows for two full-size, perfectly contoured rear seats that set new standards in the luxury performance class in terms of both comfort and adjustability. The Panamera also comes with a highly functional, variable luggage compartment. The rear seat backrests tilt forward individually, providing up to 44.6 cubic feet or 1,263 liters of luggage capacity.


One further visible highlight of the overall aerodynamic package and another innovation is the active four-way rear spoiler on the Panamera Turbo. Through its efficient management of control angles and surface geometry geared to driving conditions, the rear spoiler optimizes both the car's aerodynamics and performance.

2010 Porsche PanameraSuspension Technologies Deliver On-Demand Sports Car Performance and Premium Sedan Comfort

The Panamera chassis and suspension is not a compromise between sporting per¬formance and superior comfort, but rather a combination of the two. In its basic setting it offers a very high level of driving comfort, yet at a touch of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) button, it turns into a thoroughbred sports suspension.

Another highlight is the adaptive air suspension that can provide extra air volume on demand. An absolute innovation in automotive technology, it offers an even greater va¬riation of sporting and comfort features and is standard on the Panamera Turbo and optional on the other models. The optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) system with its two active anti-roll bars can further enhance driving dynamics and comfort.

Through the Sport Plus button, the optional Sports Chrono Packages enable the driver to choose at the touch of a button the high-performance configurations for the engine, drivetrain and suspension systems, including Porsche Traction Management (PTM ) with its fully-controlled all-wheel drive. PTM is standard on both the Panamera 4S and the Panamera Turbo.

The Panamera goes on sale at authorized Ú.S. Porsche dealers on Oct. 17, 2009. The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Panamera S is $89,800, while the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo retails for $93,800 and $132,600, respectively.

Source - Porsche

Porsche Shares More Panamera Innovations

2010 Porsche Panamera
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function Among Several New Technologies to be Featured on Porsche's Úpcoming Four-Seat Gran Turismo

As the moment draws near when the Porsche Panamera makes its public debut at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 19, 2009, the Stuttgart, Germany based auto manufacturer reveals a few more technical details to whet the appetites of those in search of the emotional and driving character of a sports car coupled with the high luxury and interior comfort of a performance sedan in one unique vehicle that is still instantly recognized as a Porsche.

When it goes on sale in the Únited States on Oct. 17, 2009, the Panamera will showcase some innovative technologies. These include the first automatic engine start/stop feature used with an automatically shifting double-clutch transmission, air suspension with additional air volume on demand, and on the Panamera Turbo active aerodynamics with a multi-stage, adjustable rear spoiler that deploys when needed.

With the Panamera, Porsche's fourth model line, customers will see an unprecedented vehicle concept – a four-seat gran turismo offering both dynamic performance and superior elegance all in one. While competing with well-established models in the premium class, the Panamera carves a new niche in terms of performance, driving dynamics and efficiency. This is familiar ground as efficient, high-performance engines, lightweight engineering and optimized aerodynamics have been Porsche core competencies throughout its 60-year history both on and off the race circuits.

Maximum performance and efficiency

2010 Porsche PanameraThe Panamera is the first premium car with an automatically shifting double-clutch transmission to feature an engine start/stop system that saves fuel and reduces emissions by turning the engine off when it is not needed, such as sitting at a stop light, for example. All engines have advanced and fuel-efficient Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), as well. In addition to consistently reducing friction in their engines, Porsche further enhanced the engines with innovations such as map-controlled coolant/temperature management and ancillary units with enhanced efficiency.

The Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox, standard on all Ú.S. Panamera models and a first in this market segment, also enhances both fuel economy and performance. Being more efficient than a conventional automatic transmission, the PDK gearbox can save even more fuel through its long, overdrive-like top gear. It offers outstanding performance with typical Porsche driving dynamics through ultra-fast gearshifts without the slightest interruption of engine power.

In conjunction with other specific improvements enhancing overall efficiency, including tires with minimal rolling resistance and disc brakes with residual brake forces reduced to a minimum, the Panamera S consumes just 10.8 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 26.2 mpg imp) in the New European Driving Cycle (EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available).

Chassis and suspension: driving dynamics and comfort all in one

2010 Porsche Panamera
The Panamera chassis and suspension is not a compromise between sporting performance and superior comfort, but rather a combination of the two. In its basic setting it offers a very high level of driving comfort, yet at a touch of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) button, it turns into a thoroughbred sports suspension.
Another highlight is the adaptive air suspension that can provide extra air volume on demand. An absolute innovation in automotive technology, it offers an even greater variation of sporting and comfort features and is standard on the Panamera Turbo and optional on the other models.

Driving dynamics and comfort may be further enhanced on all models through the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) system available in combination with a fully controlled rear axle differential.

Through the Sport Plus button, the optional Sports Chrono Packages enable the driver to choose at the touch of a button the high-performance configurations for the drivetrain and suspension systems, including Porsche Traction Management (PTM ) with its fully-controlled all-wheel drive. PTM is standard on both the Panamera 4S and the Panamera Turbo.

Body: light and functional

2010 Porsche Panamera
The body is the synthesis of lightweight technology typical of a sports car, superior comfort, generous spaciousness, and efficient aerodynamics.

The most advanced production methods and materials are used on the Panamera body. These include all kinds of steel grades, light alloys such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as plastics. The lightweight doors feature a load-bearing structure made of laser-treated pressure-cast aluminum, an aluminum outer skin and door window frames made of thin-walled pressure-cast magnesium. Thanks to this intelligent lightweight structure, the Panamera S, for example, weighs just 1,800 kg, or a just over 3,990 lbs.

The rear seats set new standards in the luxury performance class in terms of both comfort and variability. Perfectly contoured as single seats, they offer maximum comfort also at the rear through their wide range of electrical adjustment and seat climate functions and the headrests integrated into the seats.

The Panamera also comes with a highly functional, variable luggage compartment. The rear seat backrests tilt forward individually, providing up to 44.6 cubic feet or 1,263 liters of luggage capacity.

The visible highlight of the overall aerodynamic package is the active four-way rear spoiler on the Panamera Turbo. Through its efficient management of control angles and surface geometry geared to driving conditions, the rear spoiler optimizes both the car's aerodynamics and performance.

Acoustics: sporting sound and superior touring comfort

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche's development engineers have successfully achieved a perfect balance of sound of the exhaust system, the air intake, the engine, and the car's aerodynamic acoustics. The result gives the Panamera a harmonious, characteristic sound pattern, bringing together seemingly contradictory requirements.
At a very early point in the development process, for example, Porsche engineers analyzed aerodynamic acoustics on a clay model right from the start, achieving further optimization by way of numerous technical improvements with specific, individual effects. The result is a truly low level of noise within the interior and most appropriate for the luxury performance segment. But at the same time the typical powerful Porsche sound comes out clearly when accelerating, giving the Panamera a wide range of sound, from discreet modesty while cruising all the way to powerful emotion whenever the driver wishes to experience a sporting style of motoring.

Úsing both new and proven technologies, Porsche's engineers in Weissach while developing the Panamera have succeeded in intelligently solving all conflicts of interest. The result is a car with a wide range of features most appropriate for such an outstanding gran turismo: the engines are powerful and dynamic, efficient and clean. The Panamera combines comfortable touring characteristics with sports motoring so typical of Porsche. And despite the car's dynamic proportions and coupe-like silhouette, the interior, apart from lots of space and superior comfort, also offers outstanding function and variability.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., is the exclusive importer of Porsche sports cars and sport utility vehicles for the Únited States. It is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. PCNA employs approximately 180 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 201 dealers. The dealers, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service. Throughout its 60-year history, Porsche has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the automotive industry. The company continues to celebrate its heritage by adding to its long list of motorsports victories dating back to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans class win in 1951. Today, with more than 28,000 victories, Porsche is recognized as the world's most successful marque in sports car racing. PCNA, which imports the iconic 911 series, the Boxster and Cayman sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles and soon the Panamera gran turismo for the Únited States, strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its brand.

Source - Porsche

Production of New Panamera Already Reaches 10,000 Milestone

Porsche Enjoys Strong Worldwide Demand for Fourth Model

Atlanta/Stuttgart/Leipzig, December 14, 2009—Just three months after it went on sale in Europe and less than two after its debut in the Ú.S., the 10,000th Panamera rolled off the production line at Porsche's plant in Leipzig, Germany.

The 10,000 Panamera is a 500 HP platinum silver metallic Panamera Turbo, which is set to be delivered to a customer in Singapore.


2010 Porsche Panamera'Sales of the Panamera have really taken off: we have already secured over 9,000 orders,' said Michael Macht, Chairman of the Board of Porsche AG. Macht also pointed out that the Panamera has earned praise throughout the industry and has won several coveted awards, including Playboy's 'Car of the Year', Edmunds Inside Line's 'Editors Most Wanted' and Bloomberg's 'Car of the Year'.

In breaking down what customers are ordering, Porsche says the Panamera 4S is proving particularly popular and has a share of 44 percent, which is ahead of the Turbo (36 percent) and the Panamera S (20 percent).


The fourth Porsche model series is manufactured at the Leipzig plant, sharing a production line with the Cayenne SÚV. The innovative, highly streamlined production process is seen as a model of technological and economic excellence for the automobile industry worldwide.

Source - Porsche

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Porsche Monthly Sales Volume

August 2019
4,636
July 2019
4,956
June 2019
5,205
May 2019
5,010
April 2019
5,018
March 2019
4,779
February 2019
4,826
January 2019
5,419
November 2018
5,673
October 2018
4,817
September 2018
5,102
August 2018
4,083
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