The fact that German manufacturers are preparing the renewed version of the five-door Porsche Panamera became known thanks to a couple of photos that appeared on the Internet. The photos, as it always is, were taken by paparazzi and showed the new model long before its official presentation. The official presentation of the renewed Porsche Panamera, by the way, is planned for the future International Motor Show that will take place in Shanghai. German auto manufacturers decided not to wait until the show starts and revealed the characteristics of the car.
It is really difficult to find the differences in the exterior appearance of the car, maybe because they are so few of them. The restyled hatchback may be identified by slightly changed bumpers and front and rear flashlights. There were no changes made to the interior of the new Panamera. All the exterior modifications may be considered a face-lifting but it is really hard to name it a restyling. The good news is that there is couple of new modifications added to the original Panamera series.
The model line was added with a new Porsche Panamera hybrid modification called E-Hybrid. This one is brought to motion by the tandem of a 3.0 liter V6 engine and a 95 hp electric motor. The capacity of the lithium-ion batteries was increased to 9.4 kW • h.
The overall capacity of this power plant is 416 hp and the fuel consumption decreased by almost 56% compared with the previous version. Now that is something you can be extremely proud of, which the German manufacturers are. The renewed Porsche Panamera now spends just 3.1 liters per 100 km. and the acceleration time to get the 100 km/hour speed takes 5.5 seconds.
Apart from that the 3.0 liter bi-turbo V6 is now replacing the 4.8 liter V8, that’s why this version became more powerful. The sales of the restyled Porsche Panamera are expected to start by the beginning of June. The prices start from $ 129.000 for the diesel version and $ 130.200 for the petrol one. Panamera S E-Hybrid has a starting price of $ 168.000.