The German car manufacturer, Porsche had decided to unveil a newly updated Panamera for the 2014 model year by giving it a bit of a facelift. Although 2014 Panamera was set to get its world premiere at 2013 Shanghai Motor Show in China later this-month, the automaker has officially released the first images of the facelift version after they were leaked. This isn’t the most beautiful or luxurious car of this brand but undoubtedly an elegant one.
The 2014 Panamera has come up with slight changes both at the front and rear exteriors. The changes include tauter looking front-end, with a new bumper offering larger air intakes and a more distinctive transition to the headlamps. The car also gets a redesigned rear section, with revised boot lid, new LED tail lights, number plate get new position and a more swept-back rear window the fresh bits. Standard features now include items such as bi-xenon headlights and an automatic boot lid.
But the biggest change is that the 2014 Porsche Panamera can be had in two more luxurious “Executive” versions, complete with a long-wheelbase model and updated engines.
The new 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid benefits from a fairly decent power boost, as the electric motor is now capable of 95hp, more than twice the previous Panamera S Hybrid’s measly 47hp. Juice is squeezed from a lithium-ion battery rated at 9.4 kWh, versus the previous model’s 1.7 kWh, which came from the use of a nickel metal hydride battery, which now can be charged using a wall-outlet. The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 270 kmph.
Other engine changes include the introduction of a new 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6, which replaces the 4.8-litre V8 in the Panamera S and 4S and will also be used in the incoming long-wheelbase Panamera 4S. And interestingly enough, the new V6 is more powerful than the 4.8-litre V8 by 20hp and 20 Nm of torque, which equates to 420hp and 520 Nm of torque. The new V6 will be mated to Porsche’s PDK 7-speed auto, while the Panamera Diesel and Panamera S E-Hybrid will get Porsche’s new 8-speed automatic Tiptronic S.
Prices start at €81,849 (INR 58,37,699 approx.) for the base Panamera Diesel while prices can jump as high as €163,364 (INR 1,16,51,577 approx.) for the top dog Panamera Turbo Executive. A new 300hp diesel engine is expected to debut in early-2014, though details will be shared closer to that date.
Check out more pictures and a video below the jump.