The standard first generation entry level Panamera became available in 2010, with a smaller, lighter 3.6L naturally aspirated V6 engine and the same fantastic dynamic platform the from its sportier counterparts. Although dialled down just a tad to mix a bit more pleasure in with ‘intelligent overall performance’. Also coming in at a lower price point, this was Porsche’s entry level Panamera but still had to deliver on all that was promised upon the Panamera’s initial release.
So firstly, performance – the newly introduced smaller 3.6L V6 was good for 300bhp and 400nm of torque, still perfectly capable of dispatching most entry level luxury sedan’s of the time. This being the rear wheel drive model came standard with a manual transmission which sent the entry level Panamera to 62mph in 6.8 seconds. If the PDK transmission was equipped, this dropped to 6.3 seconds. Brisk then.
At this entry point, the lower sports suspension and aggressive body styling from the S models have been removed in favour of a more luxury aesthetic. Although still remain are 18inch wheels, however with a different design. Black brake callipers instead of standard silver, twin single exit tubular exhaust tips and matt black borders are just another contribution towards the more subtle presence of the entry level Panamera.
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum Power: 300bhp @ 6200rpm
Maximum Torque: 400Nm @ 3750rpm
Standard Brakes: Front: 360mm discs; rear: 330mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS.
Optional Brakes (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB): Front: 390mm discs; rear: 350mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS.
Suspension: Front: Fully independent large format double wishbone type. Rear: Fully independent multi-link type.
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 18×8.0J with 245/50 ZR18 tyres. Rear: 18×8.0J with 275/45 ZR18 tyres (18-20 inch rims optional)
Weight: 1730 kg (Manual) / 1760 kg (PDK)
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Top speed: 162mph (manual) / 161mph (PDK)
0-62mph: 6.8 seconds (Manual), 6.3 seconds (PDK)