Porsche has revealed the midlife updates for the Panamera which adds minor yet important additions for its sports sedan, including a more powerful variant and a plug in hybrid as well.
The Panamera is available in the body styles as before:- standard, executive(long wheelbase) and Sport Turismo(estate). The highlight of the package is the new Turbo S variant . It is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 but pumps out 630 HP and 820 Nm of torque. The added power makes the car sprint from 0-100kph in just 3.1seconds and flat out will hit a top speed of 315kph.
As standard, the car gets three-chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management(PASM), Dynamic Chassis Control Sport(PDCC Sport) roll stabilisation system and torque vectoring plus.
On the Nurburgring, Turbo S clocked a lap time of 7m29.81s, which Porsche claims is a new record at the track in ‘executive cars’ category. However, one of its rival the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4-door Coupe has a time of 7m25.41s.
Another addon to the lineup includes the Panamera 4S e-hybrid. it is powered by a 2.9 L V6 producing 440 HP and An electric motor producing 136 HP. The combined power output happens to be 560 hp and 750 No of torque.
this goes from 0 to 100kph in just 3.7 seconds and hit the top speed of 298 km/h.
The standard Panamera and Panamera 4 continue with the 2.9 L twin turbo V6 producing 330 HP. Porsche claims that they have reworked on the suspension for better comfort and well as stability.
Expect the Porsche Panamera facelift to be launched in India in 2021. Price is likely to start a little above Rs.1.5 crores and exceeding Rs.2 crores for the turbo S models.
The Porsche Panamera facelift competes against the MERCEDES-AMG GT 63 S 4 door coupe(really long name), BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe, Audi RS7 Sportback and the Maserati Quattroporte Turbo(really typical name).