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Porsche Panamera, Sedan
#52 of 91 the Porsche V8
Apr 23, 2005 (11:42 pm)
is bench tested and made sure each one produces at least the 340 hp or 450 hp, before they are released for installation ...
I think AMG also does this, tho MB itself does NOT.
I think BMW also do not ....but I don;t know if the Motorsport division does..
at least one knows the hp is for real.....each engine will make a diff hp....even tho all components are the same....
#53 of 91 cars
Apr 24, 2005 (11:44 pm)
Someone on this thread said the following about the upcoming Porsche:
"Should it be the fastest sedan on the market, or just be fast enough....ala Jaguar XJR ?"
Car & Driver's long-term aluminum 2004 Jaguar XJR went from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 11.3 seconds, 0 to 130 in 20.7 seconds, and the 1/4 mile in 13.2 seconds at 107 mph all for about the price of a BMW 7 series.
The E55 AMG and the M5 are faster than the XJR, but the XJR is a bigger car. It competes more with the 7 series and S class.
#54 of 91 Well...
Apr 25, 2005 (12:41 am)
I actually want to see a comparo between the CLS55 AMG, Quattroporte and XJR, as I think they line up nicely. All powerful/fast sultry sedans!
#55 of 91 Re: cars [xkss]
Apr 25, 2005 (11:13 am)
although fast enough is OK by me....Porsche standards are that the cars must be near the top in its class...
so the new 4 door should be at least as fast as the E55....faster than the XJR....
but of course, how fast is fast enough ?
Apr 25, 2005 (12:50 pm)
I think that the car will (in addition to blowing the doors off of the XJR and Quattroporte) will have to have very good driving dynamics. I mean, it is a Porsche.
#57 of 91 Quattroporte
Apr 25, 2005 (3:20 pm)
A Ferrari V-12 is coming for the Quattroporte.
What chassis is the Panamera going to use? An Audi A6 chasis?
Apr 26, 2005 (1:19 pm)
I think it's going to be a new one, because there was speculation of Bentley building the next Arnage off of the new Panamera platform. But I like the Arnage the way it is!
May 03, 2005 (9:25 pm)
will probably have the new V8 or twin turbo V8 (or both) that is now in the Cayenne....
The engine is sweet and nice...lots of power...even for such a heavy SUV....
and gets relatively good gas mileage, compared to some sedans..
May 04, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I've never driven a Cayenne, but I've heard that they're really good (for an SUV). When I first heard about the Cayenne I cried foul, but it hasn't been the sacrelige I thought it would be. I'm actually looking forward to the Panamera (not to mention the Cayman) Porsche seems to be expanding rapidly, and that's good. A Porsche is a Porsche. I'm glad that they're making forays into BMW Benz Audi territory.They've gotten a little soft (especially Benz)
#61 of 91 Re: Hmm sounds nice [chris65amg]
May 06, 2005 (9:21 am)
I also thought the suv was a bad idea...but heard it is doing well.
I agree with chris that cayman and panamera are exciting possibilities for all of us.