Porsche AG has announced it has built its 25,000th Panamera recently. The vehicle that marked the occasion was a ruby red 3.6-litre V6 variant, which was delivered to a customer in the US.
Even though the design of the Panamera is a little controversial… or rather, bad, the big four-door luxury Porsche has still won the hearts of plenty; ‘a face only a mother could love’ type deal, it seems. This is the fourth series of the model for Porsche, which has become extremely popular in just 10 months after it’s release.
Bernhard Maier, Porsche Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing said in a recent report,
“The benchmark performance of our Panamera V6 models wins over our customers worldwide. Even in the USA, a country with a preference for V8 engines, they impress with their efficiency and sportiness. The 4-door combines these aspects with the comfort and exclusivity of the luxury class.”
The Porsche Panamera has been on sale since Septemeber 2009 in S (rear-wheel drive) and 4S (four-wheel drive) variants, both offering either a 294kW, 4.8-litre V8 or a twin-turbo version of that engine producing 368kW. The 220kW, 3.6-litre V6 has only been on sale since May 2010. Prices start at $193,000 for the base model V6.