This has nothing to do with fashion, although one could argue, quite possibly, the Panamera is a major fashion statement. That they, too, what I refer to smaller engines in big cars.
In Europe (some of you may get tired of this line), most do not provide more products and high-end flagship compact and efficient engines, but a V8. The buyers can buy the V6-equipped versions of S-Class, A8 and 7-series. Very soon, a 4-cylinder diesel S-4-cylinder turbo-A8-class hybrid. Each of these would be blasphemy in the car driving in North America.
So the recipe is here. Take a simple (if you call it) $ 88.000 Panamera V6, slap on the optional 20 “wheels (personally, I’d spring for the RS Spyder Design) to throw for about $ 5,000, delete, and all your free model crossing the street you think Pimpin ‘at the top with $ 120,000 4S, or if they do not tell the difference as the bumper and exhaust Turbo $ 155,000.
Much has been written and blogged on the Panamera styling and design. Personally, if you do not like anywhere else. But make sure not to slide behind the wheel, or you will be spoiled.
Although it can not produce hum or roar like the Porsche V8 3.6 liters V6 300 hp and 295 lb.-ft of torque development. Before going to say that the G37 has 30 more horsepower neighbors if you plan to drag race, a sprint 0-100 km / h in 6.3 seconds longer than it should be enough to keep things interesting. In addition, this Porsche 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox Porsche double-clutch PDK transmission, which is the most competent and fees.
Do not think that both V6, V8 is not as refined. This 3.6 liters V6 is so smooth you’d think that took the Porsche VW clogs, which she dipped in butter, cream is added and then covered with melted caramel. Then she wrapped in suede and velvet. I’m not exaggerating, almost.
The trip is not quite the same, this is a Porsche, after all. The focus of the car, even with the ability to book travel and speed to tackle the corners without rolling on the page. But the ugliest of the road will spoil the balance Panamera, S-class is more suitable for dealing with bad asphalt.
On the good reasons mentioned above, the Panamera V6 meaning taxes. The right wheels, the color and the simple fact that Porsche “baller” status, where you go insurance.
That and the fact that you feel like you are driving, instead of driving, as some of its competitors, the Panamera game attractive option.