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    • The facelifted 2014 Porsche Panamera is here, S models get new 420 horse turbo 3.0 V6 and there is now a long wheelbase option - Pricing, Press Release

      Well the facelift for the Panamera is officially here and just as PorscheBoost reported previously the Panamera S and Panamera 4S get a very exciting new motor. The new 3.0 liter turbo V6 gives a 20 horsepower boost on the previous 4.8 liter naturally aspirated V8 for a total of 420 horsepower. Torque also rises 15 pound-feet for a total of 383 pound-feet of torque. The Panamera S and 4S just got very, very exciting.

      Rather than one having to spend all the money for the turbo V8 the new V6 will now offer tuning options and a turbo all wheel drive option with the 4S. Obviously the V8 will reign supreme but considering the lower cost of entry we may see the V6 turbo tuning scene become very exciting simply due to volume. Especially with the Macan getting this same motor and the Cayenne seemingly will make the switch as well.

      Other than the motor change for the S/4S which is the big deal the front fascia and lights get some minor revisions. The S and Turbo are also available in a new long wheelbase format called "Executive" for those who wish for more rear seat room. Props to Porsche on a very nice mid-life upgrade.

      Oh and there is also a new plug-in hybrid model but PorscheBoost really doesn't give that big of a damn about it. Details below in the press release.












      The new Porsche Panamera

      New Plug-in Hybrid and Extended Wheelbase Variants Added to Revised Panamera Range


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      Porsche is introducing its first plug-in hybrid and two new extended wheelbase variants with the second generation of the Panamera. The new Panamera S E-Hybrid produces 416 total system horsepower and is joined by Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models in the revised Panamera lineup.

      Further, S models are now powered by an entirely new 3.0-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers. The broadest model range in its class has been further expanded, now consisting of nine models for the U.S. market. New and further-developed technologies offer improved performance while also enhancing fuel efficiency and comfort. The new Panamera is characterized by tighter lines, more pronounced contours and newly shaped body elements. The refreshed Panamera celebrates its world debut at Auto China in Shanghai, which opens on April 21, where further details on the new models will be revealed.

      Panamera S E-Hybrid sets new standards in performance, efficiency, and convenience in everyday use.

      The new Panamera S E-Hybrid improves upon the concept offered by the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations. The electric drive produces 95 hp, more than double the power of the previous model's electric motor (47 hp). Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has increased capacity over the previous battery (1.7 kWh). Via the integrated on-board charging componentry and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source.

      The Panamera S E-Hybrid expands upon the driving performance of the previous generation, while fuel consumption is reduced when compared to the previous Panamera S Hybrid. Final U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings will be available closer to launch. Simultaneously, its electric-only driving performance is substantially improved, enhancing acceleration, range, and top speed. Electric-only driving is possible without any fuel consumption or local emissions, which is especially advantageous in city driving. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid is estimated to be greater than 20 miles based upon current NEDC testing. Driving range may vary in real world operation, due to the effects of environmental conditions, terrain, air conditioning and heating use, driving style and other factors. The Panamera S E-Hybrid can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation.

      The Panamera S E-hybrid is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, an improvement of a half second when compared to the Panamera S Hybrid. An electric boost function helps in instances where maximum acceleration is desired, when the electric motor works in tandem with the combustion engine during acceleration. Electric boost is also available when a kick-down switch in the throttle pedal is activated by the driver during acceleration.

      The car's top track speed is 167 mph. The parallel full hybrid system developed by Porsche also offers "coasting" at higher speeds, a mode wherein the internal combustion engine is turned off and the electric motors use vehicle momentum to generate electricity that is stored in the lithium-ion battery.

      The Panamera S E-Hybrid also includes an entirely new range of convenience functions which can be activated and operated by Porsche Car Connect, a mobile app available for Android and iOS-powered devices. These functions include a charge status indicator and the ability to control the vehicle's new auxiliary climate control option, which enables vehicle preheating or cooling via the Porsche Car Connect app. These functions can also be programmed from inside the vehicle. A mobile device may also be used for remote access to vehicle information, such as remaining driving range or vehicle location. Other functions not specific to the hybrid drive will also be available as options for other Panamera models via the Porsche Car Connect mobile app.

      Long wheelbase, spacious rear seating area: Executive models feature extra comfort

      The two full-sized rear bucket seats offered in the Panamera have proven so successful that Porsche is expanding this generous rear passenger compartment room with two new Panamera Executive models. The new Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models feature a wheelbase extended by 5.9 inches, enabling even more rear seating comfort and come with an extensive range of standard features. For example, all Executive models are equipped with Adaptive air-suspension featuring Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which combines superior performance and enhanced ride comfort.

      More performance and efficiency in a smaller powerplant: the new twin-turbo V6 engine

      Increasing both performance and efficiency has long been a core Porsche philosophy. In the new Panamera, this approach takes form in a 3.0-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers. The twin-turbo V6 replaces the naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 engine in the previous-generation Panamera S and Panamera 4S. The new bi-turbo engine is also used in the Executive version of the Panamera 4S. The engine's figures themselves are indicators of progress: increases of 20 hp and 15 lb-ft torque when compared to the outgoing V8 engine. Carefully-managed turbocharging ensures that the maximum 384 lb-ft torque is available across most of the twin-turbo V6's operating range.

      With the exception of the Panamera S E-Hybrid, all Panamera models are equipped with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK); the Panamera S E-Hybrid uses the eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic. The PDK transmission works in tandem with other vehicle systems to enhance fuel savings in the new generation Panamera. For example, the optimized engine Auto Start Stop feature now turns the engine off earlier while coasting to a stop. With the exception of the Panamera GTS, models with PDK also offer a coasting function in which the clutches open in overrun allowing the engine to idle and the vehicle to coast freely. This function can significantly improve fuel economy, especially when traveling on the highway.

      Revised exterior with a new option: LED headlights

      Exterior design changes of the new Panamera are extensive. The tighter and more prominent lines up front are especially apparent in the larger air intakes and the transition to the headlights. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the new generation Panamera is a new trunk lid; its laterally stretched glass emphasizes the vehicle's width and makes for a more aggressive stance. Rear body proportions were also changed. A larger automatically deploying spoiler and a tighter transition to the rear lights complement the treatment at the front of the vehicle noted above.

      The new Panamera continues the tradition of multiple options that enable owners to customize the look and function of their vehicles. Full-LED headlights, which lend the new generation a striking appearance, are now an option.

      In addition, an expanded lineup of assistance systems is available for safety and convenience. The revised adaptive cruise control system is now offered with Porsche Active Safe (PAS). This system visually and audibly alerts the driver in the event of a sudden decrease in following distance and briefly tugs on the brakes. It can also intervene in the braking process and apply increased braking pressure in an emergency braking situation, if required. Another new feature, camera-based lane departure warning, offers greater convenience and safety in city and highway travel.

      The new generation of Panamera models will be available starting late in 2013. Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive variants will be available in 2014. Pricing details are as follows:

      Panamera -- $78,100
      Panamera 4 -- $82,800
      Panamera S -- $93,200
      Panamera 4S -- $98,300
      Panamera S E-Hybrid -- $99,000
      Panamera GTS -- $113,400
      Panamera 4S Executive -- $125,600
      Panamera Turbo -- $141,300
      Panamera Turbo Executive -- $161,100

      *Base pricing does not include options, taxes, dealer charges, and a destination fee of $975.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: The facelifted 2014 Porsche Panamera is here, S models get new 420 horse turbo 3.0 V6 and there is now a long wheelbase option - Pricing, Press Release started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 14 Comments
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Doesn't look any different to me at all. Still looks like an over glorified wagon.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Is this turbo V6 Audi-derived, or is it the previous Porsche V6 with turbos added?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Is this turbo V6 Audi-derived, or is it the previous Porsche V6 with turbos added?
        It's Panamera V6 derived as I understand although then I wonder why the displacement is 3.0 and perhaps this is a preview of the 3.0 TFSI losing the supercharger and gaining turbos.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's Panamera V6 derived as I understand although then I wonder why the displacement is 3.0 and perhaps this is a preview of the 3.0 TFSI losing the supercharger and gaining turbos.
        Right... The previous V6 was a 3.6. That this motor is 3.0 makes me think it is indeed the Audi TFSI with snails.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Right... The previous V6 was a 3.6. That this motor is 3.0 makes me think it is indeed the Audi TFSI with snails.
        Ya I'd have to lean toward the TFSI considering that the next gen Audi RS cars will be going to a 3.0 turbo V6 just running more boost.
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        smells like a rat, walks like a rat, looks like a rat, F'me its a rat!!!! remember PORSCHE is now OWNED by VW!!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
        smells like a rat, walks like a rat, looks like a rat, F'me its a rat!!!! remember PORSCHE is now OWNED by VW!!!!
        Yes and? This car is awesome and so is this new motor.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
        PORSCHE is now OWNED by VW!!!!
        So you don't like the Audi R8? What about Lamborghini? Bugatti?

        I'll start to worry about VW influence in Porsche when we start to see V motors going into the sports cars. Until then, this is simply parts sharing between VAG and Porsche, which goes all the way back the the first VW beetle.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        So you don't like the Audi R8? What about Lamborghini? Bugatti?

        I'll start to worry about VW influence in Porsche when we start to see V motors going into the sports cars. Until then, this is simply parts sharing between VAG and Porsche, which goes all the way back the the first VW beetle.
        Agreed +100173017071017301073013710830%
      1. ihc95's Avatar
        ihc95 -
        Awesome, yes. Handsome, no.
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Ok amigos dont $#@! at me ok what Im trying to say here is that a PORSCHE is a PORSCHE, but now with VW influence thats all!!
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        The interior looks stunning. Still can't get over the fugly exterior (dat ass...).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        The interior looks stunning. Still can't get over the fugly exterior (dat ass...).
        I think it's a beautiful car...
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Here's the official release marketing video. Looks like the back end has gone from a huge ass to just a big butt. I like it.