Porsche unveiled today the 2014 Panamera Diesel Facelift and announced that it will bring its new model next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). As expected, the 2014 Panamera Diesel Facelift is powered by the same 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine but according to Porsche, the engine was redesigned in order to deliver more power.
Some of the moving parts, such as the crankshaft drive and pistons, were completely redesigned and the new V6 now has a water-cooled turbocharger for the first time. The new turbine provides a greater air flow as well as a higher boost pressure of 3 bar (formerly 2.5 bar). As a result, the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine delivers 300 bhp (221 kW) @ 4000 rpm and 650 Nm of torque between 1750 rpm and 2500 rpm.
Comparing it with the outgoing model, the power of the engine was increased by 50 bhp and 100 Nm of torque. The new 2014 Panamera Diesel Facelift hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 259 km/h or 161 mph.
Despite the power increase, the fuel consumption remains low at 6.4 litres/100 km, which is equivalent to 169 CO2/km. Pricing starts at EUR 85,300 including VAT in Germany and the new Panamera Diesel will be available on the market from January 2014. [source: Porsche]