apparently has it on good authority that Porsche
has plans for a diesel
engine not just for its Cayenne Sport Utility
, but also for its upcoming sedan, the Panamera
. The Panamera will assuredly be getting a gasoline engine, perhaps mirroring the Cayenne's
V6 and V8 options, and will also be equipped with an optional hybrid drivetrain
which will likely feature the direct-injected 3.6 liter V6 engine. Porsche had been hesitant to offer an oil-burner in its range of sportscars, but perhaps the sedan would benefit from the increased fuel mileage a diesel engine would offer.
We don't know what diesel engine is slated for the Panamera, but the Cayenne will be getting a 3.0 liter turbo diesel V6 engine
, so that seems a distinct possibility for the sedan as well. Porsche could also choose an Audi diesel
V8 engine or even the Volkswagen diesel
V10 or 6.0-liter Audi diesel V12 if they fit underhood. Also spinning in the rumormill are Focus-like fender vents and a targa top.