EVO magazine’s editorial director and founder, Harry Metcalfe, reviews the 2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel. Harry discusses the interior, mileage and driving fun of the Diesel version.
The Panamera Diesel is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine derived from a Volkswagen engine. This V6 puts out 250 horsepower achieved between 3,800rpm and 4,400rpm. The maximum torque of 550Nm is available all the way from 1,750rpm to 2,750rpm. Paired with the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the six-cylinder turbo diesel accelerates the luxury saloon from a standing start to 100km/h in just 6.8 seconds. The top speed is 242km/h.
Most interesting is the fuel consumption of only 6.3 liters per 100 kilometer. This results in a range in excess of 1,200 kilometers on an 80 liter tank, making the new Panamera Diesel an economical yet sportive GT saloon. The Panamera Diesel is exclusively available with rear-wheel drive.