The German Sports car maker Porsche has announced that the highly anticipated four door sports saloon, the Panamera, will be made available for public purchase in its home market starting this Saturday, September 12th. When it is launched the all new Porsche Panamera will retail for 94,575 Euros for the base model that will be offered with the fuel saving Porsche PDK seven speed double clutch transmission. The PDK gearbox will come standard on the next level Panamera 4S that combines the automaker’s PTM all wheel drive system with a 400 HP V8 at a cost of 102,251 Euros.

The top of the line Panamera Turbo with be boosted all the way up to a tire shredding 500 HP and make the most of both the PDK and PTM systems for only 135,154 Euros. Although it may seem like quite a bit of money, you have to remember that there is no other car in the world like the Porsche Panamera, and aside from purchasing a piece of Porsche’s racing heritage you are also buying into a very exclusive club of automobile owners.

For owners looking to hold onto a little bit more of their pocket change, Porsche is also planning to offer a V6 powered Panamera as well as a hybrid version. The automaker is planning to release those two models at an undetermined later date. As for those customers in North America looking to get their hands on a piece of the Panamera, Porsceh isn’t going to bring the four door sports car stateside until early next year, along with Australia and China. However if you can’t wait until 2010 to get your hands on a Panamera, there is always the possibility of purchasing a black market model from South America because it will go on sale in the Southern Hemisphere later on this month.

Press release after the jump.

PRESS RELEASE

The Porsche Panamera will go on sale in Germany on September 12
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On September 12, the start flag will signal the launch of Porsche Panamera sales

Stuttgart. Stuttgart. On September 12, 2009, the Panamera of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart will be officially released on the German market. Effective immediately, demonstration cars will be on display at authorized dealers in Germany; fixed purchase agreements with delivery promises and dates can then be signed.

Along with the 911, Cayenne and Boxster/Cayman, the Panamera is the fourth Porsche model and will first be available for delivery in three versions. The Panamera S disposes of a 400 HP strong fuel efficient eight cylinder motor, which drives the rear wheels via a manual six-gear transmission. The base price in Germany amounts to 94,575 Euros including 19 percent VAT. At request, the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission with seven gears, which further improves the fuel consumption, can also be delivered. The PDK is also a standard feature of the 400 HP strong Panamera 4S, which also disposes of the intelligent PTM all-wheel drive and costs 102,251 Euros including 19 percent VAT. The top model is the Panamera Turbo with a 500 HP eight cylinder, PDK dual-clutch transmission as a standard and PTM all-wheel drive. The price including 19 percent VAT and a country-specific configuration amounts to 135,154 Euros. Later the entry-level model with a V6 engine and a Panamera with a hybrid drive will follow.

Panamera sales will also begin in the rest of Europe, South America and parts of Asia in the course of September. North America and Australia will follow in October and China in early 2010.

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5 comments:

  (182) posted on 09.10.2009

The Porsche looks great but I think that the Aston Martin Rapide looks so much better. The Frankfurt Motorshow will definitely showcase a lot of great cars. I wish I can go there!

TJKEON  (138) posted on 09.10.2009

If Porsche can do with the Panamera what they did with the Cayenne they are definately going to make a mint

TJKEON  (182) posted on 09.10.2009

Definitely looks better than the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, its direct competitor. But I’m still looking forward for that hybrid drive.

TJKEON  (183) posted on 09.10.2009

It looks fast too! Can’t wait to see this beauty in real life.

TJKEON  (180) posted on 09.10.2009

It’s cat-like, powerful-looking. Porsche will make a great fortune from this car. It’s a bit pricey though. But who cares, really?

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