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Porsche Panamera diesel: Test Drive Review

Date: 23 May 2013

P11D: £62,134

The launch of Porsche's diesel Panamera luxury saloon was overshadowed by the simultaneous arrival of the 159g/km petrol-electric hybrid, so we've decided to revisit the diesel

The hybrid costs more than £87,000 and despite its lower CO2, is actually less fuel-efficient than the 172g/km diesel, which uses its 245hp 3.0-litre engine to achieve a respectable 43.5mpg.

The Panamera isn't pretty, but it's surprisingly nimble, while passengers would never know it's a diesel, such is the performance and refinement.

It's a lovely machine, and the most sensible fleet-orientated car Porsche has yet produced in terms of running costs and practicality, although still expensive to acquire and run. If you can rationalise the styling, and the facelift due this summer is likely to bring further efficiency gains, then it's worth considering for those at boardroom level who want a car that is both a logical and an emotive choice. 

Porsche Panamera diesel
P11D price £62,134
Model price range £60,272-£123,776
Fuel consumption 43.5mpg
CO2 (tax) 172g/km (28%)
BIK 20/40% per month £290/£580
Service interval 20,000 miles
Insurance (1-50) group 46
Warranty 3yrs/unlimited mls
Boot space 445 litres
Engine size/power 2967cc/253hp
Top speed/0-62mph 150mph/6.8secs
On sale Late 2011


Impressive to drive, but that comes at a price.