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PORSCHE CENTRE OPENS IN DUBLIN By Brian Foley

• A new Porsche Centre opens for 2012 sales in Dublin.
• Full range of new car sales, Porsche Approved pre-owned car sales, also parts and service facilities.

The new Porsche Centre Dublin expands the existing Porsche Service Centre site on Rochestown Avenue and comes at an exciting time for Porsche enthusiasts in Ireland, following the recent launch of the all-new 911 Carrera, and forthcoming introduction of the new Boxster. The powerful line-up of Porsche models also includes the mid-engined Cayman coupe, versatile all-wheel drive Cayenne SUV and four door Panamera Gran Turismo. The Cayenne Diesel and Panamera Diesel models benefit from road tax of €677 thanks to their low emissions of 189 and 172 g/km CO2 respectively. Porsche Centre Dublin is located just off exit 16 of the M50 at Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. The Centre can be contacted on (0) 235 3375 and by email at info@porschedublin.ie.

The 2012 Porsche Range

The latest Boxster roadster has an all-new lightweight body, new flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, a completely revised chassis and evolutionary styling. On sale from April 28, the new Boxster is priced from € 64,489 and the Boxster S from €77,212.

True to the 911 tradition, the new Carrera combines a powerful rear-mounted flat-six engine with the iconic silhouette and adds more power and efficiency to further emphasise the car’s status as one of the world’s benchmark sports cars. The new Porsche 911 is on sale now; the Carrera is priced from €123,228 and the Carrera S from €140,117.

On sale from March 3, the forthcoming 911 Cabriolet models offer the same charismatic line-up of rear-mounted, flat-six engines as the Coupe equivalents with the added versatility and driving pleasure offered by a folding convertible roof. The 911 Carrera Cabriolet is powered by a 350 hp 3.4-litre engine, and is priced from €137,844. The Carrera S Cabriolet offers a 400 hp 3.8-litre engine, and is priced from €158,891.

The Porsche range also features the mid-engined Cayman coupe, priced from €67,620; the all-wheel drive Cayenne, priced from €76,062; and the Panamera Gran Turismo, priced from €101,414.