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2014 Porsche Panamera – Shanghai debut with new engines and a subtle restyling

2014 Porsche Panamera which will be officially presented at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show (April 21). In addition to aesthetic changes, the facelifted model also received updates in the engine range.

2014 Porsche Panamera release date

2014 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera received a facelift scheduled for its public debut at the Shanghai Auto Show (Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China). The aesthetic changes applied to the German model covers both the front and backside, while the interior changes are more subtle.

2014 Porsche Panamera – Engines & Design

2014 Porsche Panamera gets a new hybrid version, which could be charged from the power outlet. The novelties in the engine range doesn’t stop there, being introduced a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that develops 420 hp replacing the 4.8-liter V8 of 400 hp version found on the Panamera S.

In 2014, the Porsche Panamera diesel will receive a new engine that will develop 300 hp.

The new hybrid in the 2014 Porsche Panamera range, called S E-Hybrid has a 95 hp electric motor and a 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be recharged in two and a half hours from a quick charger and four hours from a normal outlet. Thanks to the battery with a five times higher capacity than the previous hybrid version of Panamera and thanks to the electric engine with twice as much power than its predecessor, 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has a range of 36 km (22 miles) in 100% electric mode and boasts with a fuel efficiency of 3.1 liters/100 km – NEDC cycle (91.1 MPG Imp. / 75.9 MPG US).

The Germans estimated the real autonomy between 18 and 36 kilometers (11-22) in full electric mode, although an excess of this value under ideal conditions is not excluded. Moreover, in 100% electric mode, 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid can reach a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). The electric motor helps to enhance performance, S E-Hybrid being able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds and to a top speed of 270 km/h (167 mph).

The Executive versions of the 2014 Porsche Panamera has a wheelbase of 15 centimeters (6 in). They can be ordered only for the Panamera Turbo and Panamera 4S and come with pneumatic suspension as standard, along with many other features as standard. For the Panamera 4S Executive, the Germans offer the twin-turbo V6 instead of the 400 hp aspirated V8. The new supercharged unit is 18% more economical than the aspirated diesel engine it replaces, although it develops a maximum torque of 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) and a maximum power of 420 hp.

2014 Porsche Panamera exterior

In terms of design, Porsche modified the front bumper, optical blocks, ventilation grilles and front doors. The back has been modified at the level of the stop lights and the bumper. In addition, the license plate location has been changed.

The changes made to the interior are not major, since it is a more generous collection of materials and shades that can be combined at the will of the customer.

Currently, Panamera is the second best-selling Porsche model, surpassed only by Cayenne, the SUV that succeeded in recent months to represent over 50% of Porsche global sales. The factory in Leipzig, responsible for the production of Cayenne and Panamera, received an extra work shift in order to respond to the increased demand for the two models.

2014 Porsche Panamera will debut commercially starting July this year.

2014 Porsche Panamera Price List:

Germany* United States**
Panamera — €83,277 Panamera — $78,100
Panamera 4 — €88,513 Panamera 4 — $82,800
Panamera S — €101,841 Panamera S — $93,200
Panamera 4S — €107,196 Panamera 4S — $98,300
Panamera S E-Hybrid — €110,409 Panamera S E-Hybrid — $99,000
Panamera GTS — €121,595 Panamera GTS — $113,400
Panamera 4S Executive — €132,662 Panamera 4S Executive — $125,600
Panamera Turbo — €145,990 Panamera Turbo — $141,300
Panamera Turbo Executive — €163,364 Panamera Turbo Executive — $161,100
Panamera Diesel — €81,849

*Base pricing includes VAT and market-specific features.
**Base pricing does not include options, taxes, dealer charges, and a destination fee of $975.

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