Porsche Australia updates MY16 price list

Porsche 911 Black Edition

Porsche Cars Australia has announced an updated increased price list for its MY16 models. That change also brings the 911 Black Edition (pictured) and Boxster Black Edition to the local market. Deliveries for the Black Editions commence in September.

The Black Edition models bring extra standard equipment and are available in any colour as long as you like black.

The 911 includes an extra $25,000 of standard options such as a full leather interior, 20″ Turbo alloys, LED headlights with PDLS+, front and rear park assist, a Porsche crest embossed on the seats and Black Edition decals on the door sills.

Meanwhile the Boxster gains $15,000 of freebies, including 20″ Carrera Classic alloys, Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS, a black rollover bar, auto dimming mirrors, upgraded steering wheel, a Porsche crest embossed on the seats and Black Edition decals on the door sills.

Manufacturer’s List Pricing for the Black Edition models starts at $110,800 for the Boxster. The 911 Black Edition is available in both coupé and cabriolet body styles in either Carrera 2 or Carrera 4 specification. Pricing starts at $209,500 for the 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, and goes up to $240,000 for the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.

All models across the line up also gain extra equipment as standard in MY16 spec, which can be viewed below along with full pricing details for the entire Porsche Australia model range.


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive revealed

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Porsche has just updated its Panamera Turbo S and for the first time it now includes an Executive model. The Panamera Turbo S Executive features a 150mm extended wheelbase for greater interior comfort.

So not only do you have an extra 20hp to play with in the Turbo S, for a new peak of 570hp, if you get the Executive version you can have an extra 120mm rear seat space to enjoy it in.

Find out more after the break.


Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Here at AUSmotive we’re undecided on our opinion of the Porsche Panamera. But, we agree with the well-known phrase, “I’ve never met a horsepower I didn’t like.” So, on that basis, the case for approving of the Panamera has taken a step forward with the announcement of the Turbo S model.

With 410kW (550bhp) squeezed out of the 4.8 litre V8 biturbo, accompanied by a maximum torque figure of 800Nm, well, what’s not to like. It’s actually only a small increase over the “Powerkit” released last year. But, more is more and close hand reports tell us that the Panamera is an incredibly capable bit of kit, so we’ve no doubt it can handle this extra grunt.

Porsche’s boffins attribute the extra power to using titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and a tweaked ECU program. The uprated turbine wheels are lighter and can spin more readily, allowing the turbo magic to happen sooner.

That magic translates to a 0–100km/h time of just 3.8 seconds, going on to a top speed of 306km/h.

Further details from Porsche, along with more pics, can bee seen after the break.

UPDATE: Porsche Cars Australia has confirmed the Panamera Turbo S is now on sale locally, priced at $440,200 with customer deliveries beginning in October.


More poke for Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche Panamera

Porsche have announced a number of new upgrades available across the Panamera range. Like it or not, the big four door saloon has been selling at a rapid rate of knots with well over 20,000 sales in the last 12 months.

The headline enhancements include a 40bhp “Powerkit” for the Panamera Turbo and a new “Sport Design Package” which you can see on the Panamera 4S above.

The Turbo’s Powerkit brings total power up to a pretty handy 540bhp, while also dragging peak torque to a new high of 750Nm. All that extra power hasn’t done much for the on-paper specs, with a very modest reduction of 0.1 seconds for the 0-100 time (now 3.9 seconds) and a minor increase in top speed, now published as 305km/h, up from the old mark of 303km/h. Oh, UK pricing for this upgrade is a shade over £11K. Best hope there is a marked improvement in the mid-range, then.

Included with the Sport Design Package are a new multispoke 20″ alloy wheel design. The Panamera Sport wheel is a staggered arrangement, 9.5″ at the front and 11.5″ at the rear.

There’s more after the break, including a brief run down of the inner-wheel braking capabilities of the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system.


The “lightweight” Panamera

Porsche Panamera V6

Porsche have taken the Panamera one step further by releasing a new “lightweight” version. It’s not sure if lightweight refers to lite, as in the car only has a 220kW V6 engine. Or are is Porsche actually being serious and trying to fool you by referring to the car’s 1730kg kerb weight as light. I think it’s the latter.

To be fair the V6 engine does drop 30kg over the normally aspirated V8 found in the Panamera at its original launch. But let’s not get too carried away here, this is no stripped out GT3-style model.

The 3.6-litre V6 has a 90° cylinder angle and in addition to its 220kW peak power there is 400Nm of torque on offer. It will be dropped into two models, badged as the Panamera and Panamera 4. Fuel consumption in the two-wheel drive model is a respectable 9.3l/100km, while the all-wheel drive variant adds 0.3l/100km to that figure. Similarly, the Panamera 4 yields a small 7g/km CO2 emissions penalty over the 213g/km figure of the rear-wheel drive.

Standard fitment of Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK transmission and Auto Stop Start technology help the new entry-level Panamera achieve these figures.

Beijing will host the premiere of the V6 in late April and the car will be on sale in Europeans markets shortly after.


An inside look at the Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera interior

Some images have recently popped up on the Teamspeed forums which are claimed to be from the upcoming Porsche Panamera. From what we’ve seen of the Panamera so far, the four door Porsche is polarising fans just as quickly as the Cayenne did when it was released. From the image above you can see the Panamera is looking to have all bases covered when it comes to interior gadgets, with no shortage of buttons to play with, including a panel on the roof. If these pics are correct, then the key for the Panamera is a bit… well, you judge for yourself, check out the Teamspeed link below.

Source: Teamspeed via Jalopnik (earlier spy shots from Jalopnik)


Porsche Panamera makes Korea move

An undisguised Porsche Panamera has been spotted in Seoul, South Korea. With nothing official released from Porsche showing the car in its entirety this video footage is one of the best examples yet of the four door Panamera. Due for production in 2009 its front engine layout has generated speculation that the Panamera may also spawn a new 928 coupé model.

For now, enjoy this clip and hopefully some readers out there can aid with translating some of the included text.

Source: autoblog


Will the 4 door Porsche Panamera be “too good”?

Porsche Panamer

According to a article the answer is yes! Porsche Cars Australia spokesman Paul Ellis was quoted as saying, “My understanding is that the car, from a performance point of view, has an issue in that it is almost too good … it has exceeded the benchmarks.” The iconic 911 must remain as the Porsche hero car, so will the first Porsche four door saloon have to be brought back a peg or two?

The Panamera is due for release at next year’s Geneva Motor Show and has been scheduled for Australian delivery in the latter half of 2009. Read the drive article in full by clicking HERE.