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.
Previous Panamera models have always been distinguished from each other through the characteristics of the exterior. The color contrast of the brake calipers for example is dependent on what engine is fitted inside. However, the most significant identifying qualities are the front-end elements and their different shapes plus the rear and their model-specific tailpipes.
Even with this, the company is relentless in offering different customization options like putting in those new LED headlights and this results in the Gran Turismo having the special look. Looked at from the rear, the defining feature is the new boot lid. By widening the windscreen in the rear, it helps put focus on the horizontal aspects of this model which implies its athletic quality.
Because of this, it allows the new Panamera to have a look of being closer to the road. Strengthening this appearance further is the license plate bracket that has been integrated in a lower position on the bumper. The body of the rear section was revised as well. Its spoiler is now wider with the transition to the lights in the rear made tighter.
This visual transition is the same as the headlights on the front section. Even with a quick look, it is clear that the exterior design has been advanced. That the front section has linework that is more pronounced and tighter is made evident by the larger air intakes and that unique transition to the vehicle’s headlights.
On the side profile, the windscreen is not only new but made more swept-back. This results in a silhouette that is even more extended. With the Executive models, this same linework has become even tighter and that much more elegant. By increasing the length of the rear doors by 15 cm, it allows the windows to have new proportions.