Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the 2014 Porsche Panamera at the 2013 Shangahi Motor Show. The Porsche Panamera range now consists of ten models, including the two new luxurious Executive versions with an extended wheelbase. The new series offers even greater performance, efficiency, comfort and convenience.
Now in its second generation, Porsche is introducing the world's first plug-in hybrid to the luxury class. In addition to the Panamera S E-Hybrid, two luxurious Executive versions Panamera S and Panamera 4S are also making their debut.
The new panamera is powered by a V6 engine with three litres displacement and biturbo charging. The V6 biturbo replaces the previous 4.8-litre V8 engine in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, and it is also used in the new Executive version of the Panamera 4S. It give 20 hp more power and 20 Newton metres more torque, but up to 18 per cent better fuel economy compared to the V8 engine in the previous model.
Most Panamera models are equipped with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung PDK. The comfortable eight-speed automatic Tiptronic S is used in the Panamera Diesel and Panamera S E-Hybrid. This transmission creates optimal conditions for the development of other efficiency functions.