Marking the first delivery of Porsche India, the independent entity of Porsche in the country, the company delivered a Panamera Diesel to its first customer who happened to be none other than cricket legend Kapil Dev. “The Panamera Diesel sets a benchmark in driving dynamics and comfort. The four-door vehicle is a genuine Porsche through and through paired with excellent efficiency. We are excited that Kapil Dev is the first owner of the Panamera Diesel in India and I am sure he will be thrilled by his new Porsche’s experience,” said Anil Reddi, Director, Porsche.
The Panamera Diesel is an encapsulation of a frugal yet powerful sports tourer. Under the hood is a 3.0-litre V6 oil-burner mated to an electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger that produces 253PS of power at 3,800-4,000rpm and 550Nm of torque at 1,750-2750rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels through an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox. The three-digit mark comes up in an impressive 6.8 seconds and while it may seem that Porsche has concentrated only on performance, the 80-litre fuel tank of the Panamera Diesel will take you 1,200 kilometres before a refill. Creature comforts are pure Porsche qualities that exude par excellence fit and finish and a price tag a tad over Rs 1 crore, ex-showroom Delhi.
Porsche, that earlier had its product portfolio in the country through third party suppliers has now set its own entity in the country as Porsche India.