Porsche To Debut Panamera Turbo at Shanghai Auto Show

Four-Door Sport Sedan Boasts Performance And Plenty of Room 

Porsche has its eyes firmly set on the China market for its Panamera Turbo, as this press photo attests (Photo courtesy Porsche)

Porsche has its eyes firmly set on the China market for its Panamera Turbo, as this press photo attests (Photo courtesy Porsche)

Shanghaiist reports on another automotive development sure to be a hit in the world’s more monied cities. Recession be damned, Porsche is set to debut their new Panamera Turbo at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show. Cash-rich Shanghainese and auto aficionados alike will get a glimpse of the new sedan — which has so far received lukewarm reviews from auto publications — on April 20th.

The car’s most certainly not cheap, of course, with the base model Panamera S running $89,000, the four-wheel drive Panamera 4S $93,800, and the the top-of-the-line Turbo at $132,600.

In addition to the Panamera, 12 other cars will make their debut in Shanghai, including two new BMWs and the Audi A3 (sure to be a hit in China, land of the government-owned black Audi sedan). This year’s Auto Shanghai event is promoted by organizers as the biggest yet, apparently surpassing the scale of the Geneva and Detroit Auto Shows. According to Shanghai Daily by way of Xinhua,

This year’s event boosted its exhibition space by 20 percent to a record 170,000 square meters, beating the scale of the Detroit and Geneva motor shows for the first time. More than 600,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, up from 500,000 for the previous show.

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