Porsche is introducing its new diesel-powered Panamera for the European market, and it claims that diesel-powered Panamera can drive up to 750 miles on a full tank of 21 gallons of diesel fuel. That’s about the same distance as from Southern California to Las Vegas and back.
The new Panamera features the VW Group 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine producing 247 horespower and 406 pound-ft of torque between 1,750 rpm to 2,750 rpm. The diesel engine is mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that transfers power to the rear wheels, which means that the Porsche Panamera can be manually upshift or downshift with a push of the shifter. With diesel powered, the Panamera can muster from 0-62 mph in just 6.8 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 150 mph.
Combined with stop-start technology and low-resistance tires, Porsche claims the Panamera provides a fuel economy rating of 45 mpg along with CO2 emissions of 167 g/km. For comparison, the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid has a combined fuel economy of 34.5 mpg. There is little to tell a difference between a gasoline- or diesel-powered Porsche Panamera other than the little “diesel” badges on the front doors.
Other standard features for the Porsche Panamera include Active Suspension Management, bi-xenon headlights, park assist system, tire pressure monitoring, and touch-screen satellite navigation along with an option for air suspension.
The diesel-powered Porsche Panamera goes on sale in the UK by the beginning of August, and pricing will start at £62,134 ($103,670).