2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo arrives in Malaysia, starts from RM1.55mil

By CARSIFU | 17 July 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) introduces the new Panamera Turbo, which features a highly innovative new eight cylinder engine.

Retail base price for the new Panamera Turbo starts from RM1,550,000 (excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance). It has a four-year warranty and four-year free maintenance package which includes complimentary service, parts and labour.

The new Panamera Turbo's lap time of 7 minutes 38 seconds makes it the fastest luxury saloon on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife by far.

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It has one of the most powerful petrol engines of the model series, with the top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo model featuring a twin-turbo V8 engine featuring twin-scroll turbochargers and VarioCam Plus.

The 3,996cc four valve per cylinder engine can rev up to 6,800rpm. Its 4.0-litre engine develops between 5,750 and 6,000 rpm and reaches a peak power of 550hp. At just above 3,000 rpm the engine already breaks through the 340hp threshold – pure power from a midrange of engine speeds.

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Its maximum torque of 770 Nm is available between 1,960 and 4,500 rpm – pure force from very low revs. The eight-cylinder accelerates the Panamera Turbo from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

With the Sport Chrono Package, its sprint time is 3.6 seconds; after a breathtakingly short 13.0 seconds, the Gran Turismo is already moving at 200 km/h, and with the Sport Chrono Package this figure is even reduced to 12.7 seconds.

With its power-to-weight ratio of just 3.6 kg/hp, the car has a top speed of 306kph. The Panamera Turbo has the first Porsche engine to be equipped with a new adaptive cylinder control system.

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The system makes the eight-cylinder engine a four-cylinder engine in part-load operation: temporarily and imperceptible to the driver. The result: fuel economy has been improved by up to 30 per cent in the four-cylinder phases, depending on power demand.

There is an improvement of up to 1.1 litres per 100 km in its combined fuel consumption of 9.4 – 9.3 l/100 km (New European Driving Cycle or NEDC).

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Take the example of the Panamera Turbo: although its peak power has been increased by 30hp and its torque by 70Nm, its fuel economy is 10 per cent better.

A high-priority aspect of the eight-cylinder engine is its compact construction; the aluminium engines are also up to 9.5 kilograms lighter than their predecessors.

A material highlight of the V8 engines is iron coating of the cylinder linings in the cast aluminium block. It significantly reduces internal friction, wear and oil consumption.

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