The new Cajun crossover from the Porsche stables will be built Germany’s Leipzig. In a bid to spruce up the facility, Porsche has kicked off efforts to add more infrastructure into the factory. These add-ons are expected to come in the form of new assembly line and paint shop.
Porsche is said to be developing a stretched variant of the Porsche Panamera. It will come with an extended wheel base. It is expected that the new version will offer more rear leg room as well as longer rear doors that boasts of wider aperture, altogether offering a comfortable drive.
Porsche is said to be thinking of introducing the diesel Cayenne SUV and diesel Panamera in the US. Porsche may take the decision soon and may launch the vehicles this year itself because U.S is the single largest market for the German car makers.
Bentley is on road to creating a rival to the Aston Martin Rapide. The upcoming entry-level four-door coupe is said to be modelled along those lines and is likely to be positioned on a platform just a tad below the Continental and Mulsanne. Apart from the Rapide, the Bentley innovation is seen as gearing up to take on the Maserati Quattroporte and Porsche Panamera.
It doesn’t come in as a surprise that car manufacturers are trying to make their cars faster, yet more fuel efficient. A great example is the 2011 Porsche Panamara that has been announced to feature brake energy recovery systems as a standard on all future models.
According to official numbers, the new tech is going to help the Porsche Panamera Turbo to reduce fuel consumption by 0.7-liters / 100 km. And add the new low roll-resistance, all-season 19-inch tires, and you’re going down another 0.2-liter / 100km. The new brake energy recuperation system is going to help the Panamera S and 4S models to increase their fuel efficiency by 0.5-liters / 100km.
Good job Porsche, we’ll now wait patiently for a V8 engine to actually go below the 10% fuel consumption. Think that’s possible?
Toyota will be heaving a huge sigh of relief knowing that other famous brands will also recall some of their vehicles. Joining the bandwagon, Porsche is going to recall 11,324 Panameras (2010 models) as the automobile manufacturer discovered a seat belt related flaw during internal testing. Porsche detailed that accelerating and reversing repeatedly could cause the seat-belt to release. While this is no major problem, Porsche intends to fix the Panameras when they are taken to a dealership for scheduled maintenance. I think we can start making bets to find out who’s next in the recall saga. Who do you think they are?
Expected to make its debut at the Essen Motor Show in Germany, the folks from SpeedART have finally decided to release an actual photo set depicting their Porsche Panamera PS9-650 tuning package. If up until now, we’ve only been given concept drawings and sketches, we know for sure that the little beast can generate up to 650 horsepower with a 890 Nm of torque, has been equipped with a new turbo system and intercoolers and a new exhaust system.
When it comes to numbers, the Porsche Panamera PS9-650 sprints to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of over 200mph. Those who like it should know that car is also offered in less powerful 600, 550 and 520 hp variants.