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Porsche Panamera hits 100,000 production milestone

May 20, 2013

The 100,000th Porsche Panamera performance sedan has just rolled off the production line, marking a significant milestone for the company. The sedan first went into production in 2009.

Porsche Panamera 100,000th production Leipzig

In Australia, the Panamera comes in seven different engine trim levels, including everything from a 3.6-litre V6 with 184kW, to a V6 turbo-diesel with 220kW, to the fire-breathing Turbo S with its 410kW twin-turbo V8. For the eco-enthusiasts, there’s also the S Hybrid with 279kW.

Power is sent through either a rear-wheel or all-wheel drive system, depending on the variant, and through a seven- or eight-speed automatic transmission (dual-clutch for the seven-speed).

The Panamera is produced at Porsche’s Leipzig manufacturing facility in Germany, where the 100,000th example has just rolled out the door. It was an S E-Hybrid version, in ‘rhodium-silver metallic’. Siegfried Bulow, chairman of the board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, recently said,

“In over 120 countries, Panamera customers drive a Porsche that is ‘Made in Leipzig’ and sport this quality seal around the globe. The team and I are very proud of this.”

Since the beginning of the year, as at the end of April, Porsche has sold 35 examples in Australia.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.