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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Car Magazine - Facelift Panamera spyshots Reply with quote

Looks better than the previous model I think, but it looks to me like Porsche can't decide whether to model this car's looks on the 911 or Cayenne



















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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blink and you'll miss the changes..... Question

Agree, it's trying to be a Cayenne or is that a 911 Confused eh!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think they'll ever make it a 5 seater?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is actually starting to grow on me ..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Making it a 5 seater would probably involve too much structural changes for it to be as profitable... Although Porsche do know their market... I reckon if there was enough demand for it they'd build a 5 seater. Not having a 5 seater Panamera means people wanting more seating will turn to a Cayenne which is probably more profitable for Porsche than the Panamera (I have no evidence for any of that, this is just pure speculation on my part!). However for any manufacturing company the key driver is profitability (no matter what they may tell you), so there's probably no sound financial basis for them to do a 5 seater.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think many companies including Porsche with the Panamera are limiting their market by only having four seats.

The rear seats could be two fairly big seats with a smaller seat in the middle with a seat belt then it would still be a grand tourer with four seats but a extra option of five seats.

I have four children so could not have a Panamera,if it was a five seat car it would be ideal.

Myself and the children sat nice and cosy in the car and chuck the wife in the boot.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, would have had a Panamera by now, three kids mean it's a no. If I wanted a SUV then Disco is a better family 4X4 than a Cayenne.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Panamera is only two and a bit inches longer than my old Jaguar S-Type, but it's more than 4 inches wider. This makes the Porsche 'difficult in a multi-storey' and 'awkward in some city streets'. Well, in Britain anyway. Presumably, it was designed for the US.
 
  
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