The 2012 Porsche Panamera is a luxury sport sedan powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Opting for Panamera S trim grants the driver a boost up to 400 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. For even more performance the Panamera Turbo (S) trim offers a 500 hp (550 hp) producing 4.8-liter V8 engine and the. New for 2012 is the Panamera S Hybrid trim which utilizes a 3.0-liter V6 hybrid engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission to produce 333 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. The Panamera comes standard with RWD, but can be upgraded to AWD by opting for a Panamera 4 or Panamera 4S trim. Fuel mileage comes in at an EPA estimated 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway (hybrid fuel mileage can be expected to be higher) thanks to a standard 6-speed manual and optional 7-speed PDK transmission. Options include navigation, surround sound system, rear seat entertainment system, mobile phone connectivity, zonal climate control, automatic entry, and rear-view camera. Safety features are comprised of stability management, anti-lock braking, advanced airbag protection, and anti-theft protection. The Panamera is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The 2012 adds a new hybrid model to the lineup. It combines a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine and an electric motor to keep emissions low and fuel efficiency high. The Turbo S also makes its debut. Based on the Panamera Turbo, the same 4.8L V8 is tuned to make 50 more horsepower and 37 more lb-feet of torque to create a truly ferocious sport wagon.
Unmistakable styling, Porsche-standard performance and luxury, seating for four in well-appointed interior; hybrid powertrain available
The Panamera's front engine design may depart with traditional Porsche design, but its elongated shape provides comfortable seating for everyone--even for passengers over 6 feet tall. Its features up to 45 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. And, it wouldn't be a Porsche if it didn't out-handle and out-accelerate almost everything else on the road. A new-for-2012 hybrid brings together performance and green credibility and the Turbo S could be the most powerful station wagon available. The base trim starts at around $75,000, but there is no other car available that looks or handles like a Panamera.