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Porsche Panamera diesel owners can boost the fun with TechArt power upgrade

Fri, 06 Jul 2012

The German Porsche tuning haus TechArt revealed a power-upgrade kit for the Porsche Panamera diesel. While the 30-hp bump from the stock 250 horses to 280 won't light the world on fire, the 37-lb-ft jump in torque, from 405 lb-ft to 442 lb-ft, is sure to be a kick in the pants.

The 0-to-60-mph time drops by 0.1 second from stock to 6.6 seconds, but the top end is up 3 mph to 153 mph.

According to a TechArt representative, there is no reduction in fuel economy with the upgrade--provided you keep your foot out of the go-fast pedal.

The kit, named TA 070/D1, is priced at $3,081, plus tax and installation. That's on top of the Panamera diesel's price of $99,227, which includes the value-added tax in Germany.

With the increased amount of diesel interest in the United States, hopefully we'll see a TechArt-modified Panamera diesel on our shores in the future.

By David Arnouts