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2010 Porsche Panamera S

2010 Porsche Panamera Review

(4 Stars)  Better than the Rapide, but not as sexy

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Panamera is likely the greatest departure from the standard Porsche formula to day. After a surprising success with the Cayenne, Porsche decided to get even more ambitious with what could be a Porsche. Now we have the Panamera, a four door hatchback sedan. It has already proved itself a huge success regardless of the fact that many in the automotive industry berated the Wizards of Stuttgart when it was announced. They knew what they were doing, it would seem, as the draw of a Porsche sports machine that could seat four in comfort has made it the fastest selling model at Porsche dealers. Its styling alone remains a possible deal breaker for some. While it offers all the performance one would expect from a Porsche, the exterior lacks some of the seductive lines that are commonly attributed to Porsche's.

Performance is something that the Panamera does have, and has plenty of it. The front mounted engine is a 4.8 liter V-8 available either in naturally aspirated or twin turbocharged formats. The turbo is good for 500 HP. These engines are both mated to Porsches now famous 7 speed PDK transmission. Power can be sent to the ground via either rear wheel or all wheel drive.

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2010 Panamera S Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.8L Veight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 16 MPG city and 24 MPG highway
Gasoline direct fuel injection
21.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 400 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 369 ft lb of torque @ 3,500 rpm

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'10 Porsche S Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Knee Air Bag
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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