2010 Porsche Panamera - Road Test Specs

2010 Porsche Panamera Sedan

(4.8L V8 AWD 7-speed Automated Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakePorsche
ModelPanamera
Style4S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.8L 8cyl 7AM)
Base MSRP$94,775
Options on test vehicleSport Exhaust ($2,950); Adaptive Air Suspension ($1,990); Sport Chrono Package Plus ($1,320); Variable-Assist Power Steering ($270); 20-Inch RS Spyder Design Wheels ($3,120); Porsche Crest Wheel Caps ($185); Park Assist ($600); Leather Upholstery ($3,655); Heated Steering Wheel ($210); Front Seat Ventilation ($800); Ski Bag ($405); Floor Mats ($150); Bose 5.1 Surround-Sound Audio ($1,440); XM Satellite Radio ($750); Universal Audio Interface ($440); Bluetooth Telephone Interface ($695)
As-tested MSRP$113,540
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,806cc (293 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Redline (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)400 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)369 @ 3,500
Transmission typeSeven-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I= 5.97, II=3.31, III=2.01, IV=1.37, V= 1.00, VI=0.81, VII=0.59, F=3.55
Chassis
Suspension, frontDouble wishbone control arms, air springs, dampers with active electronic adjustment
Suspension, rearMultilink control arms, air springs, dampers with active electronic adjustment
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport PS2
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front255/40ZR20
Tire size, rear295/35ZR20
Wheel size20-by-9 inches front -- 20-by-10 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front14.2-in ventilated disc, six-piston aluminum monobloc caliper
Brakes, rear13.0-in ventilated disc, four-piston aluminum monobloc caliper
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)2.8
0-60 mph (sec.)4.6
0-75 mph (sec.)6.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.9 @ 105.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.96
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.3
@ Full throttle (dB)73.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.1
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsEven in default Drive without any of the performance buttons selected, the Panamera leaves with its nose pointed skyward like a drag racer. Holy guacamole! Selecting Launch Control produced too much tire spin (first rears, then fronts) in 1st gear (all the way through 1st gear) and it only found traction in 2nd. Best run was PSM off without launch control. Lightning shifts, amazingly free-revving V8. What a machine!
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsExactly what we've come to expect from the company that tests each vehicle it produces from 90 percent top speed to 100 km/h (62 mph) ten times: zero fade, unchanging pedal or attitude -- pure excellence.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSkid pad: A little surprised by the amount of understeer considering the well-balanced weight, but it occurs at a very high limit so it's essentially moot. Steering remains talkative and friction-free throughout. Slalom: A bit difficult to determine where the front tires are, but tremendous grip, linear turn-in and precise steering promote heroic levels of confidence. I had one run at 70 mph with a single cone strike, but the best clean run (at 68.4 mph) is still world-class for a sedan/wagon. With PSM on, it was just a tick slower, but so easy a caveman could do it.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)76.19
Wind (mph, direction)2.6
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway/19 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)11.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,101
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,237
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53.4
Length (in.)195.6
Width (in.)76.0
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)114.9
Track, front (in.)65.3
Track, rear (in.)65.4
Turning circle (ft.)39.3
Legroom, front (in.)41.9
Legroom, rear (in.)33.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.0
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)51.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.7
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.7 rear seats up; 44.6 rear seats down
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)44.6
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front and dual rear
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDual front
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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