New Porsche Cars Available For Lease
The New Porsche Models, Porsche Panamera Diesel and Porsche
Getting hold of a Porsche new can be a daunting prospect if you are not sure of which model you should go for.
Porsche has traditionally held the top of the sports range category, and while that hasn't changed, their new range
of diesel models, in particular the Porsche Panamera diesel and the Porsche Cayenne diesel, have done a lot to
change things. However, you get the best of both worlds. Porsche diesels are not significantly less sporty,
surprisingly, and their engines offer greater economy, dependability and reliability. They can be seen as a
'greener' option too with significantly lower CO2 emissions, all of which adds up to an attractive package for
anyone seeking a new Porsche. If you are looking for a new Porsche for sale, maybe you should consider the
possibility of leasing a new Porsche. It can be very cost effective for many people, and you can have the choice at
the end of the lease period between buying the car outright or opting for another lease deal.
This can often offer considerable savings over the traditional straightforward sale of a new car.
The Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne diesels at a
The new Porsche Panamera diesel was introduced to the world in the summer of 2011, less than two years after
the first petrol Cayenne model was introduced at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show in China.
Porsche also introduced a hybrid petrol and electric Panamera model in 2011. The Panamera is seen in some quarters
as a deviation from Porsche's more traditional offerings, embodied in the classic 911 series. These cars have been
two door cars with a rear mounted engine. The Panamera is a much heavier and larger luxury car with four doors and
a front mounted engine.
The Porsche Panamera diesel also has a 3.0-litre v6 engine, this one borrowed from Audi. The engine produces 247bhp
between 2,800rpm and 4,400rpm, and it delivers 406lb-ft of torque in the 1,750rpm to 2,750rpm range. These figures
might suggest a possible flat spot between the two ranges, but this isn't so. The torque curve doesn't cut off, it
lessens gradually so that the power picks up naturally without you noticing anything amiss.
This is a large car. It weighs 1,880 kilograms, yet it can haul itself from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds, and it
can go on to top out at a maximum speed of 150 miles per hour too.
The Porsche Cayenne diesel came out in February 2009 and was first shown to the world at the Geneva Motor Show,
seven years after the first petrol Cayenne model was introduced. It originally had a 3.0-litre v6 engine borrowed
from Volkswagen. The latest Porsche Cayenne diesel has an upgraded engine. It's still a 3.0-litre v6 engine, but it
now has 242bhp, increased by 5bhp, which helps it to get from 0 to 62 in 7.6 seconds - 0.2 seconds faster than
previously. Fuel consumption has been improved too, and today's Porsche Cayenne diesel can deliver 38.2 miles to
the gallon, on average.
Porsche have really squeezed the Cayenne's engine to get that last little drop out of it for 2012, and they seem to
have succeeded too. They have used new materials to reduce internal friction. This has resulted in a more efficient
engine that runs cooler. The new materials have also made the standard 3.0-litre v6 engine lighter, which in turn
has allowed the engine to power the Cayenne better and more efficiently. A new turbocharger has helped a lot as
well, as has a revised and improved injection system, all coupled to a re-mapped engine control unit.
Inside the New Porsche Panamera Diesel
The new Porsche Panamera diesel is a large, luxury car. There's no sitting squashed up with knees hitting your chin
in this car. Even lanky six-footers will find it easy to relax with ample leg room, head room and side room, in a
seat that oozes sheer comfort, whatever the outside road conditions. The spacious cabin area is also notable for
its quietness. You won't have to put up with annoying engine, wind or tyre noises either. The seats can be heated
for cold mornings or nights, and when it's hot in summer, the two-zone automatic air conditioning will ensure the
right temperature in both the front and back areas.
This is a longer and wider car than most on the road. It is 4.97 metres long and 1.93 metres wide. This does mean
that parking in the relatively narrow standard British parking bays may feel a bit tight, and cruising down a
winding twisty country road may pose a bit of a challenge, but its bigger overall size is easy to get used to,
especially when there's so much to appreciate inside.
Inside the New Porsche Cayenne Diesel
The new Porsche Cayenne diesel has the same, or similar, big car feel to it. You are reminded of the
voluptuous sedan cars of an earlier era, even if you never actually personally experienced driving them. Like the
Panamera, the Cayenne can easily hold four large six-footers, or even five. This is not a car that tries to pack in
six or seven people. The Porsche Cayenne diesel believes that fewer people, each with a better comfort experience,
is the best way to go. The Cayenne too has two-zone automatic air conditioning and heated seats to suit whatever
weather conditions prevail. It provides an equally quiet and bump-free ride to ensure a level of satisfaction you
might have forgotten exists.
A three-way damper system is offered as an option. You can choose between Comfort, Normal or Sport. On typical
British roads, Comfort is perhaps the wisest choice, though Normal works well for well surfaced motorways. The
Sport setting is perhaps a little ambitious for the average British road, but worth a try, if only for the
experience. Don't expect too much in return, though.
The New Porsche Cars: New and 'Green'
Both the Cayenne and Panamera diesel models are significantly 'greener' than previous Porsche offerings. This is
partly because of the natural characteristics of the diesel engine, but also because of how Porsche has tweaked
things in that direction. With optional low rolling resistance tyres fitted, the Panamera's CO2 emissions can be
lowered to 167 grams per kilometre. The Cayenne's CO2 emissions are also still impressive at 189 grams per
Porsche is also producing these big cars with astonishingly efficient fuel consumption through lighter engines with
reduced friction, and turbo units with increased thermal management. This all means that anyone seeking a
new Porsche Panamera diesel, or a new Porsche Cayenne diesel, is going to buy into state of the art technology
that can be trusted every time.
Specialist Porsche dealers sparkscars.com have these new vehicles
in stock at their luxury London car showroom. We also often have examples of nearly
new Porsche for sale.
Call us today for the best lease deals on new Porsche cars in the UK
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