After few leaked photos, the all-new 2014 Porsche Panamera Facelift was officially introduced today. Along with the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the Panamera Facelift also adds three luxurious Executive versions with an extended wheelbase: the Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo and Panamera Turbo S. As we said, the new Panamera debuts an entirely new 3.0-liter V6 engine with biturbo charging for the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, replacing the old 4.8-liter V8.
Set to make its world debut at the Auto China in Shanghai, which opens its gates on the 21st of April 2013, the 2014 Panamera features a new design with a new options: LED headlights. In terms of design, the Panamera offers tighter and more prominent linework at the front end, more swept-back rear window, a new boot lid, widened rear window and a wider rear spoiler.
Furthermore, the 2014 Panamera Facelift comes as standard with bi-xenon headlights, multifunction steering wheel and an automatic boot lid.
The optimised adaptive cruise control system, for example, now actively intervenes in the braking process in hazardous situations. Camera-based traffic sign detection and lane departure warning offer greater convenience in cross-country and motorway travel. The Executive models offer more rear seating space (with their 15 cm longer wheelbase) and even better ride comfort.
All Panamera Executive models will feature the innovative Panamera air suspension, which combines excellent ride comfort and typical Porsche driving properties. Under the hood, we find the new biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine capable to deliver 20 hp more power (430 hp) and 20 Newton metres (520 Nm) more torque, but up to 18 per cent better fuel economy compared to the V8 engine in the previous model. The Panamera and Panamera 4 models are equipped with the 3.6-liter V6, delivering 310 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The Panamera Diesel gets the same 3.0-liter diesel engine delivering 250 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The Panamera GTS is powered by the 4.8-liter V8 engine delivering 440 hp and 520 Nm of torque. The Panamera Turbo has the same 4.8-liter V8 engine delivering 520 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Most of the Panamera models are equipped with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung PDK.
The comfortable eight-speed automatic Tiptronic S operates in the Panamera Diesel and Panamera S E-Hybrid. Pricing starts at 81,849 euros for the Panamera Diesel and 83,277 Euro for the Panamera. The Panamera 4 is priced at 88,513 euros, the Panamera S at 101,841 euros and the Panamera 4S at 107,196 euros. Panamera GTS starts at 121,595 euros and the Panamera 4S Executive at 132,662 euros.
The top models are the Panamera Turbo for 145,990 euros and the Panamera Turbo Executive for 163,364 euros. Prices are valid for Germany, including VAT and market-specific features. Porsche also announces a new diesel engine delivering 300 hp (220 kW) that will replace the current diesel. Moreover, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive will arrive in 2014.