For once, another pretty impressive sports car gets fitted with a diesel engine and I don’t really mind it, perhaps because it’s the Porsche Panamera.
Possibly one of the ugliest sedans ever made, nobody can deny the speed and performance the Porsche Panamera is capable of.
With the latest entry to the Panamera lineup, Porsche started offering a new powerplant that is solely focused on fuel economy and boy did they do a number on it.
Still comes with an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission while a start/stop system but the Panamera diesel gets a new engine and it’s power delivery only goes towards the rear wheels.
An exclusive situation towards the power delivery it is clearly appointed by the Germans in order to cut back on the drivetrain losses and it seems to have worked.
The 3.0 liter V6 TDI features stuff like common rail, direct injection engine and even electrically controlled variable geometry turbos, therefore it manages up to 37.3 mpg US.
That’s more than substantial given the circumstances and the availability of 250 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque performance figures.
Enough to get from 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 150 mph, it seems that a range of nearly 750 miles hasn’t taken the Porsche DNA out of the car.