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Car talks Porsche Panamera pricing, power

We just gave you a few more details about the power in Porsche's upcoming Panamera sport sedan, Britain's Car backs up those horsepower claims and throws some anticipated pricing info into the gossip stew. When the Panamera debuts at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, as is widely expected, it seems almost certain now that it will be powered by a Cayenne-sourced naturally-aspirated 4.8-liter V8 producing 400 hp, with the range-topping Turbo belting out 520 hp. Figure on sub-5-second runs to sixty, and a top end around 180 mph. Also, the rumored hybrid looks like it will get the green light for production. That powertrain will utilize a 300-horse V6 with an electric boost of up to 100 hp when extra power is needed. The regular V6 Panamera has not yet been confirmed for the States.
In terms of pricing, according to Car, the V6 will start at £54,000 in the UK. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Turbo is expected to fetch £84,000. Motor Trend points out that those prices align with the BMW 650i and 760Li, respectively in the UK, so figure on a similar pricing neighborhood here at home, too. To see what you'll be getting for that money, click back to the video we posted a couple of weeks ago.

[Source: Car Magazine]

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