3 de abril de 2013

2014 Porsche Panamera gets a facelift - [Update]: Official!

While the 2014 Porsche Panamera wasn't officially revealed, several pictures of the new model showed up in the web ruining Porche's plans to reveal it possibly at the Shanghai Motor Show. Guess they will soon tell everything about the new Panamera that features several cosmetic changes.

The main changes happen outside, including the new LED head lamps and tail lights, redesigned front and rear bumper, and even the tailgate (or hatch) has a new shape. On the inside we do not see any noticeable changes, but we will wait for the official press release to confirm that.

Since only the pictures have been leaked there isn't any information regarding engine options. But there were some rumors pointing to a new E-Hybrid version of the Panamera S and in one of the pictures we can clearly see E-Hybrid written in the instrument cluster. The petrol engine together with the electric motor is said to have over 400PS. We will have to wait and see.

[Update]: And soon enough, Porsche officially revealed the 2014 Panamera. The most important announcement regards the introduction of the new E-Hybrid version. It will come with a new 3.0 liter V6 engine that produces 320PS (235kW or 315hp) and an electric motor with 95PS (70kW or 94hp). Powering the electric motor is a 9,4 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be charged in just two and a half hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), and will take less than four hours when connected to a conventional household electrical outlet.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid has an average fuel consumption of just 3,1l/100km (91,12 UK mpg or 75,88 USA mpg), which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 71g/km. The 0 to 100km/h (62mph) run is done is 5.5 seconds, while to top speed is 270km/h (168mph). When driving in pure electric mode the range is reduced to 36km and the top speed to 135km/h (84mph).

Porsche also added a few new engines to the Panamera 4 and Panamera 4S lineup. Replacing the older 4.8 liter V8, we now have a bi-turbo 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine with 420PS (309kW or 414hp) and 520Nm (384lb/ft), a 20PS (20hp or 14kW) and 20Nm (15lb/ft) increase.

In 2014, Porsche will offer a new diesel engine producing 299PS (220kW or 295hp), replacing the current unit. Prices start from 81.849€ (105.000$ or 69.000£) for the Panamera Diesel and 83.277€ (107.000$ or 70.250£) for the Panamera.

The Panamera 4 will cost 88.513€ (113.500$ or 74.700£), the Panamera S 101.841€ (130.500$ or 85.900£) and the Panamera 4S 107.196€ (137.400$ or 90.400£). The Panamera S E-Hybrid is priced at 110.409€ (141.500$ or 93.100£), the Panamera GTS at 121.595€ (155.900$ or 102.600£) and the Panamera 4S Executive at 132.662€ (170.000$ or 112.000£). The most expensive models will set you back 145.990€ (187.100$ or 123.200£) for the Panamera Turbo and 163.364€ (209.400$ or 137.800£) for the Panamera Turbo Executive. Prices in Germany.