Porsche to launch Panamera by October

German luxury carmaker Porsche said it will launch its sports car Panamera in India by October 2009.

Panamera is the first four door sports car from Porsche and it will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show 2009, Precision Cars India, importer of Porsche cars in India, said in a statement.

“Our dealers have already enjoyed considerable interest in the car and have received forward orders prior to the launch. We are working on a simultaneous launch of the car in India as well and are hopeful of welcoming the car in India by late September-early October 2009,” Precision Cars India managing director Rod Wallace said.

Porsche Panamera will be available in 3 variants.

• Panamera S
• Panamera 4S
• Panamera Turbo

The entry-level Panamera S will be powered by a 4.8-litre V8 developing maximum output of 400 bhp, whilst the range topping Panamera Turbo will feature a 4.8-litre V8 biturbo developing maximum output of 500 bhp.

All models will come with Direct Fuel Injection, low-friction drive systems and lightweight bodyshells. Porsche’s seven-speed PDK or double-clutch gearbox will be available as standard on all models and will be an option only on the Panamera S.

Porsche Panamera prices in India Start at Rs. 1,41,74,000 for the Panamera S, Rs. 1,47,11,000 for the Panamers 4S and Rs. 2,01,84,000 for the Panamera Turbo ex-showroom, Delhi.

Source: Autocar India