[button link=”http://www.frontseatdriver.co.uk/2014/01/driven-porsche-panamera-diesel-road-test/” color=”orange”]Road Test[/button] [button link=”http://www.frontseatdriver.co.uk/2014/01/porsche-panamera-diesel-2014-gallery/” color=”orange”]Gallery[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”http://www.porsche.com/uk/dealersearch/?m-01-dealer-search-field=”]Find a Dealer[/button] Model Tested: Porsche Panamera Diesel Price: £71,985 including optional metallic paint (£801), 19” Turbo wheels (£1,214), automatic dimming rear view and side mirrors (£251), Espresso natural leather interior (£4,443), Bluetooth phone connectivity with cordless handset (£963), universal audio
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Honda has persevered with the petrol engine longer than most manufacturers, only introducing its first diesel engine in 2009. That 2.2-litre unit was an exceptionally good start, but it was always just a bit too big, a bit too heavy, to sit well in the Civic. Fortunately the Japanese firm
It might look like a van with windows, but the Peugeot Partner Tepee shares more with the 308 hatchback than it does with any commercial load-lugger. Those van-like looks actually mask what is a surprisingly capable car. Granted, you won’t want to be looking in this direction if high performance
The most economical cars on the road, at least according to official economy figures, are almost invariably diesel powered superminis. However, petrol engines are getting ever more efficient, cost less to fuel and quieter, and they’re generally less bad for the environment in an urban setting than diesels. So what
The Front Seat Driver Test Route has been specially designed to represent normal driving conditions. This is not a test created to produce incredible economy figures, but instead puts each car through a number of different road types. Roughly speaking, there’s an almost equal split between high speed motorway, twisty
Every car we get to test goes round our specially designed Test Route to record its real life fuel economy, more details of which you can find here.