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Porsche has announced pricing for its all-new Panamera luxury sedan. The standard four-passenger, rear-wheel-drive Panamera S, fitted with a 400-horsepower, 4.8-liter V8, will start at a cool $89,800. Bumping up to the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4S with the same powerplant will set you back $93,800. The top-of-the-line AWD Panamera Turbo features a 500 hp, twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8, and a window sticker starting at $132,600. (The prices do not include an estimated shipping charge of $975.)

Manufactured in Leipzig, Germany, the sedan is expected to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS (base price $71,575) and the upcoming Audi A7 (due in 2010). In case you were wondering, Maserati charges $119,750 for its entry-level Quattroporte sedan. We'll get a better look at the upcoming Panamera at the Shanghai Motor show in April. According to the automaker, it is scheduled to roll into showrooms on October 17.



[Source: Automotive News, subs. req'd]

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