2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Porsche Panamera - Road Test Specs

2010 Porsche Panamera Sedan

(4.8L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 7-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2010
StyleTurbo 4dr Sedan AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)
Base MSRP$133,575
Options on test vehicleBurmester Sound System ($3,990), Adaptive Cruise Control ($2,490), Sport Chrono Package Plus ($2,280 - includes digital stopwatch, Sport Plus setting for engine and suspension, performance display in PCM, launch control), Front- and Rear-Seat Ventilation ($1,600), XM Satellite Radio ($750), Bluetooth ($695), Park Assist ($655 -- includes front and rear, plus rear camera), Ski Bag ($450), Universal Audio Interface ($440), Variable Assist Power Steering ($270), Heated Steering Wheel ($210), Wheel Caps With Colored Crest ($185), Floor Mats ($150).
As-tested MSRP$147,670


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)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)500 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)516 @ 2,250
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, R = 4.57, Final Drive = 3.15


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)12.9:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport PS2
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front255/45ZR19 Z
Tire size, rear285/40ZR19 Z
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front -- 19-by-10 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)2.3
0-60 mph (sec.)3.7
0-75 mph (sec.)5.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.0 @ 111.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.92
Sound level @ idle (dB)50.1
@ Full throttle (dB)70.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)56.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsLots of wheelspin using launch control. Doesn't seem to hurt time. Wow! That's a very fast sedan. Insane.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsTypical Porsche confidence here. Intuitive. Solid. Consistent pedal. No fade.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSlalom: Very Porsche-like here. Quick, immediate response. Very little yaw delay. Goes where it's pointed with little protest and with more confidence than any other four-door in the world. Skid pad: Won't transition to oversteer by simply opening throttle. Drop throttle, however, rotates the Panamera effectively, allowing for precise line adjustments at the limit. Very nice.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)75.62
Wind (mph, direction)7.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/23 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,343
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,382
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)54.1/45.9
Length (in.)195.6
Width (in.)76.0
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)114.9
Track, front (in.)65.2
Track, rear (in.)64.8
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)44.1


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


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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