On August 26, Porsche announced the mid-term facelift of its executive-class sedan Panamera in a live broadcast at the same time worldwide.
The new Panamera is the first to release a total of 9 models, providing two drive modes, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, as well as two power forms of fuel and plug-in hybrid, while covering three body forms of standard wheelbase, long wheelbase and Sport Turismo , Fully meet the individual needs of different customers, and fully start pre-sales.
The price range is between 973,000 yuan (USD $139000) and 2588,000 yuan (USD $369714) . The real car of the new Panamera is expected to be unveiled in Beijing in the near future.
The new car has been comprehensively improved in terms of performance, comfort and design, integrating the ultimate performance of sports cars with the comfort of luxury cars. By increasing the engine output power of some models, Porsche has strengthened the position of Panamera’s best performance in its class, with Panamera Turbo S being the most prominent.
At the same time, by optimizing all chassis components and control systems, Porsche has significantly improved the driving comfort and cornering stability of the new Panamera.
In addition, the lineup of performance-oriented plug-in hybrid models has been further expanded. The new member Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is equipped with a new drive system to bring consumers a more attractive driving experience.
In appearance, the easiest to identify is the Sport Design front face, which was previously provided as an option. The front face includes a black air intake grille and large side air intakes, while the layout of the lamp groups surrounding both sides has been adjusted.
The new Panamera GTS uses an enhanced Sport Design front face, the air intake is black matte treatment, and the side sills of the car are also black matte design.
For the Turbo S version, the air intakes on both sides of the front enclosure are larger, and the enclosure uses components of the same color as the body, and the distance between the upper and lower light sets on both sides is further increased.
As a mid-term change, the side design of the new car will not be adjusted, but Porsche has provided new wheels for this car, including 20-inch wheels and two 21-inch wheels, as well as 21-inch Exclusive Design light alloy wheels.
At the rear of the body, the most important change for the new car is the taillights, and the new car will provide Exclusive Design taillights. Although the overall outline of the through-type taillight group has not changed much, the shape of the internal light strip is newly designed.
The change of the interior follows the overall style of the old model, classic but luxurious. The multi-dial instrument, the clock above the center console, and the use of large-area leather materials are all inherited from the classics. The center of the center console is equipped with an oversized touch screen.
The internal configuration provides an air purification ionizer, a Hi-Fi audio system, and the standard comfortable seat has a 14-way adjustment function.
In addition, the new Panamera offers options such as panoramic sunroofs, BOSE and Burmester sound systems, and more advanced seats. The Burmester 3D high-end surround sound system even includes 21 speakers, a two-way central system and an active 400W subwoofer.
In terms of driving assistance systems, the new Panamera comes standard with a lane keeping assistance system that includes road sign recognition.
A number of options are also available, including adaptive cruise control system, night vision assist system, lane change assist system, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Plus (PDLS Plus) and matrix beams, and panoramic images System parking assist system, head-up display system, etc.
Certain adjustments have also been made to the chassis. For example, the improved Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) improves damping comfort, and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) increases the stability of the body.
In terms of power, the new car still uses an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, but the engines of some models have certain adjustments. The entry-level new Panamera and Panamera 4 are still equipped with a 2.9T V6 twin-turbocharged engine. The parameters have not changed. The maximum power is 330 horsepower and the peak torque is 450 N·m.
The Panamera GTS model is equipped with a low-power version of the 4.0T V8 twin-turbocharged engine, which increases 20 horsepower to 480 horsepower compared to the old model. In Sport Plus mode, Panamera GTS 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 3.9 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the old model, and its maximum speed can reach 300 km/h.
The new Panamera no longer offers Turbo models, but directly brings the Turbo S version to consumers. The 4.0T V8 twin-turbocharged engine equipped with this model has a maximum power of 630 horsepower, a peak torque of 820 N·m, a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 3.1 seconds, and a maximum speed of 315 km/h.
In terms of plug-in hybrid models, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid model has been added between the original two models. The 2.9T V6 plug-in hybrid system equipped with it has a combined maximum power of 560 horsepower and a combined maximum torque of 750. Niu·m. The battery of the new plug-in hybrid version has been increased from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh. With the optimized driving mode, the pure electric cruising range is further improved.