2011 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The new range-topping Panamera will make its first North American appearance at the 2011 New York Auto Show and goes on sale in the U.S. in late spring, priced from $174,175.
- Engine enhancements push output on the twin-turbo 4.8 V8 to 550 horsepower and torque to 553 pound-feet.
- Standard features on the Panamera Turbo S include Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and Sport Chrono Package Turbo.
ATLANTA — Porsche's new range-topping Panamera Turbo S will make its first North American appearance at the 2011 New York Auto Show and goes on sale in the U.S. in late spring, priced from $174,175.
The Panamera Turbo S shares a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 with the Panamera Turbo. New lightweight titanium-aluminum turbines and a modified engine control unit help boost output from 500 to 550 horsepower and torque from 516 to 553 pound-feet. Porsche says the overboost function on the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo will provide short bursts of peak torque at 590 lb-ft.
The Panamera Turbo S gallops from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds, with an assist from the vehicle's Launch Control. Top speed is 190 mph. Porsche says the top-of-the-line Panamera should get EPA fuel economy ratings that are "comparable" to those of the Turbo, which is rated at 15 mpg in city driving and 23 on the highway.
In addition to Sport Chrono Package Turbo, standard features on the Panamera Turbo S include Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, as well as new 20-inch Turbo II wheels, an adaptive four-way extending rear spoiler and side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive Range.
Agate Gray Metallic will be an exclusive exterior color, while the cabin will come with a choice of two exclusive two-tone leather finishes, black/cream and agate gray/cream.
Edmunds.com says: The U.S. sticker, which includes a $975 shipping charge, seems like a bargain, considering U.K. enthusiasts will have to pony up $196,500 and Germans a whopping $235,500. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent