2010 Porsche Panamera

  • 2010 Porsche Panamera 4S Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      400/369
    • ENGINE
      4.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $93,800
  • 2010 Porsche Panamera S Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      400/369
    • ENGINE
      4.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $89,800
  • 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      500/568
    • ENGINE
      4.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $132,600
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2010 Porsche Panamera Review

Brand-new luxury performance sedan delivers as promised

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In a Nutshell
All new for 2010, the Porsche Panamera is a four-door luxury sedan available in three trim levels: S, 4S, and Turbo. The S and 4S trims are powered by a front-mounted 4.8-liter V-8 engine; the S is rear-wheel drive, the 4S all-wheel drive. The Turbo trim is also all-wheel drive, but has a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. All trims are outfitted with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, which is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

A comfortable, practical four-passenger sedan, the Porsche Panamera is gorgeous inside and out, and offers a long list of convenient features and luxury amenities. This spectacular new offering exhibits terrific handling, excitable engines, a comfortable ride, a spacious interior, and a beautiful cabin. EPA-rated fuel economy is in the 16 mpg city / 24 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is an all-new performance luxury sedan. As Porsche's first four-door sedan, all trims except the Turbo boast a 400-horsepower naturally aspirated V-8 engine. While the Base and S trims are rear-drive, the 4S and the Turbo trims are all-wheel drive. The rear hatchback is exceptional in its loading versatility.

Essentials

Engines: 4.8L V-8, 4.8L twin-turbo V-8
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: S Hatchback, 4S Hatchback, Turbo Hatchback

On the Outside

A sleek and sporty sedan, the Porsche Panamera achieves a low stance without compromising head and leg room, especially in the rear seats, a rare commodity in sports cars.

From the Inside

The interior of the Porsche Panamera is opulent and stunning, with a beautifully-trimmed cockpit hosting a dash bristling with buttons and switches. Four passengers fit comfortably into this luxurious setting.

Driving Performance

The Porsche Panamera S trim rockets from zero to 60 mph in a mere 5.1 seconds, braked from 60 mph in only 108 feet, and circled the skid pad at 0.95 g, while the Turbo trim can achieve 60 mph in just four seconds and can reach a top speed of 186 mph.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Porsche Panamera include side air bags front and rear to two rows of curtain air bags and knee bags for both front passengers, while a rear parking camera is optionally available.

Gas Mileage

Panamera: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Panamera 4: 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
Panamera S/4S: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway
Panamera Turbo: 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Porsche performance
  • Spectacular cockpit
  • Thrilling engines

Minuses

  • Pricey sticker and options

Rating

Brand-new luxury performance sedan delivers as promised

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