The entry-level Panamera is differentiated by a dual exhaust system, black window trim, and other minor exterior details.

Porsche has announced plans to introduce the entry-level Panamera and Panamera 4 at the Beijing Motor Show on April 23rd.

Virtually identical to the Panamera S, the Panamera is differentiated by a dual exhaust system (instead of a four-tailpipe unit), black window trim, and other minor exterior details.

Under the hood, power comes from a 3.6-liter V6 with 300 PS (220 kW / 296 bhp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. As you can imagine, the performance is decent but nothing stellar. The dash from 0-60 mph takes 6.0 seconds in the Panamera and 5.8 seconds in the Panamera 4. On the upside, the Panamera consumes just 9.3 liters/100 kilometers (30.4 mpg UK) while the Panamera 4 chugs 9.6 liters/100 kilometers (29.4 mpg UK). To maximize efficiency, Porsche will offer low rolling resistance tires (complete with nineteen-inch wheels) that reduce fuel consumption by 0.2 liters/100 kilometers.

Set to go on sale in May, German pricing starts at €75,899 for the Panamera and €84,110 for the Panamera 4 (including VAT). Arriving in the U.S. in June, the Panamera and Panamera 4 will retail for $74,400 and $78,900, respectively.

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