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2012 Porsche Panamera Sedan - Overview

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$75,200 – $173,200 MSRP

15 / 23 MPG City/Hwy

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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- Debut of Panamera Turbo S trim
- New hybrid model

Exterior Features
The 2012 Porsche Panamera is a luxury-performance 4-passenger, 4-door hatchback offered in seven trim levels, including a new S Hybrid. The base model includes 18-inch wheels, automatic Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, pop-up rear spoiler, rear parking sensors, power rear hatch, and adaptive suspension dampers.

Interior Features
Standard amenities on the Porsche Panamera include a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, 8-way power front seats, driver memory functions, cooled glove box, heated front seats, leather upholstery, 60/40-split rear seatback, rear bucket seats, navigation system, and an 11-speaker sound system with electronics interfaces.

Optional Features
The 2012 Porsche Panamera offers a variety of options with all trim levels, including adaptive headlights, shift paddles, 19-inch and 20-inch wheels, adaptive air suspension, front parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, 14-way power front seats and adjustable lumbar support, power-adjustable steering column, heated rear seats, full leather interior, 14-speaker Bose sound system, ceramic-composite brakes, rear windshield wiper, ventilated front and rear seats, 8-way power rear seats, heated steering wheel, rear sunshades, rear ambient light, and rear-seat refrigerator.

Under the Hood
All trims of the Porsche Panamera feature a stop-start function that reduces fuel consumption by shutting off the engine when the car stops and then restarts it automatically. All gas-powered Panameras include a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Some versions offer all-wheel drive. Lower trim levels are powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower. Higher trims are fitted with a 4.8-liter V-8 rated at 400 horsepower, or up to 550 horsepower with turbocharging. The S Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine paired with a 35-kilowatt electric motor and an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Porsche Panamera are:
- Panamera base model with 3.6-liter engine: 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Panamera 4 with 3.6-liter engine: 18/26/21 mpg
- Panamera S and 4S with 4.8-liter engine: 16/24/19 mpg
- Panamera Turbo and Turbo S with turbocharged 4.8-liter engine: 15/23/18 mpg
- Panamera S Hybrid: 22/30/25 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Porsche Panamera include stability and traction control and a battery of air bags.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Porsche Panamera.


Available Trims for the 2012 Porsche Panamera Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base (PDK) 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $75,200 300-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 18/27
4 (PDK) 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $79,800 300-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 18/26
S (PDK) 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $90,300 400-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 16/24
4S (PDK) 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $95,200 400-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 16/24
Turbo (PDK) 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $136,700 500-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 15/23
Turbo S (PDK) 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $173,200 550-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 15/23

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