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Looking to get yourself into a new Porsche Panamera but don't want or need the performance of a 400-horsepower V8 engine? Good news, then. Porsche has just announced its new V6-powered Panamera with a starting price for the RWD model at $74,400 and the AWD Panamera 4 at $78,900 (plus destination).
Porsche's new 3.6-liter V6 puts out 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which is a decrease of an even hundred horses and 74 lb-ft from the 4.8-liter V8. For what it's worth, the V8 Panamera S costs an additional $15,400 over the base V6.
Included in the base price of the V6 Porsche Panamera is the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. Also standard are an electric moonroof, power liftgate and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with navigation.
Porsche is also including its Auto Stop/Start technology, which should have the desirable effect of improving fuel efficiency somewhat. At this time, no official EPA numbers are are available, but Porsche says the car will not be subject to a gas guzzler tax. Check out the gallery of high-res images below and hit the jump for the official press release.
Gallery: Porsche Panamera V6