The Porsche Panamera Diesel should prove to be an important addition to the range for the Panamera fortunes on the European car market. Autoblog might well ask “what the world has come to” with a diesel Porsche sedan now available in the modern era, but after the Cayenne comes in diesel, it’s almost essential that the Panamera does, too.
What’s more, Porsche can easily tap into some diesel technology without having to invest on its own. The Panamera diesel is equipped with the Volkswagen 3.0-litre turbodiesel unit with 250 hp and an impressive 550 Nm of torque. The more technical details, from Porsche itself, are:
piezo valves at a pressure of 2000 bar, turbocharging employing electrically controlled variable geometry turbochargers (VGTs) and emission control achieved by controlled exhaust gas recirculation, oxidation catalyst and particle filter
In any case, Porsche diesel technology was going to have to be good and the Panamera oil-burner gets to 100 km/hr in 6.8 seconds. It has an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic shift and does 100 km on 6.5 litres of fuel. CO2 emissions are down to 172 g/km. Porsche claims a range of nearly 1,200 km for the Panamera on one tank of diesel. German pricing is 80,183 euros with deliveries starting in August.