While Porsche AG is struggling with profitability and cutting work hours, the new introduced Panamera sedan is doing nicely.
Three months after the new Panamera went on sale, the 10,000th car rolled off the production line at the Leipzig plant. The 500-horsepower, platinum silver metallic, Panamera Turbo will be delivered to a customer in Singapore.
The company plans to build 20,000 Panamera models per year on average. The so-called fourth Porsche model series is being manufactured at the Leipzig plant, sharing a production line with the Cayenne SUV.
The model range starts with the Panamera S, combining a 400-horsepower 4.8-liter eight-cylinder with rear-wheel drive, with power transmitted via a six-speed manual gearbox. An option is a PDK Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, an automatic transmission with seven speeds and stop/start technology. The 4S adds all-wheel-drive. And the Turbo – actually, it is bi-turbo – boosts output to 500 horsepower by force-feeding the V8. Eventfully, a V6 model is planned.