Porsche Panamera Diesel Edition launched in India at Rs. 1.04 crore; gets slew of added features with no mechanical and limited exterior changes
The Porsche Panamera Diesel Edition: Gran Turismo has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 1.04 crore(ex-showroom, Maharashtra). It is basically the existing 250PS Panerma diesel with a whole host of additional features offered as standard at over Rs. 10 lakh less expensive than the standard model. The revised four-door model sports minor cosmetic revisions as well.
The standard features on the sporty vehicle comprises of 19-inch alloy wheels which is identical to the design found in the Panamera Turbo II, bi-xenon headlamps with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and wheelhub covers with painted Porsche logos. A new glossy black trim on window line that stretches to the door handles is offered as optional extra.
The Porsche Panamera Diesel Edition comes with dual-tone colour scheme with Black and Luxor Beige theme on the partly leather upholstery, Porsche crests embossed on head rests, signature three-spoke sporty steering wheel, 585 Watt, 14-speaker Bose surround sound music system and door sill guards with ‘Edition’ wordings.
A standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with 7-inch touchscreen for audio, satellite navigation and telephony, four-zone HVAC climate control, reverse camera, Power steering Plus, electric tilt and slide sunroof, Adaptive Air Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and front and rear Park Assist are provided as standard features.
Porsche will continue to stick with the same diesel powertrain for India as the 3,000cc 300 PS and 650 Nm engine is limited to international markets. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit produces 250 PS of maximum power output at 3800 rpm and 550 Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm. It comes mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission that transfers power to all four wheels. It measures 5015 mm in length; 1931 mm in width; 1931 mm in height; 1931 mm in wheelbase and has a kerb weight of 1880 kg.
The Porsche Panamera Diesel Edition: Gran Turismo is less expensive than the standard Panamera without having trimmed any features but the German manufacturer seems to have no plans to bring in limited editions of Macan and Cayenne anytime sooner to the Indian shores.