Porsche has revealed the revamped Porsche Panamera, which has a new Turbo S model alongside a revamped 4S E-Hybrid variant.
The Turbo S now sits above the Turbo variant, supporting Porsche’s “best-in-class performance” claim.
With a power output of 621bhp and peak torque of 820Nm, the new Panamera Turbo S offers 79bhp more power and 50Nm more torque than the previous flagship Turbo.
NEW PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S
The Turbo S now accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 3.1 seconds. The familiar bi-turbo 4-litre V8 engine has been comprehensively overhauled, giving the car a top speed of 315km/h.
For controlled power transfer and maximum cornering performance, the three-chamber air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus have been customised to each specific model.
RE-TUNED GTS MODELS
Meanwhile, the bi-turbo V8 in the Porsche Panamera GTS has been optimised with a specific focus on its power delivery. With 473bhp and 620Nm, the new Panamera GTS delivers 20bhp more power than its predecessor.
Porsche claims the power curve of the new GTS now more accurately mimics that of a classic sports car with naturally aspirated engine.
The carmaker says that the traditional V8 sound characteristics are even more prominent than before, thanks to the new standard sports exhaust system.
INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR THE 4S E-HYBRID
The new Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, on the other hand, combines a 134bhp electric motor and a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine that kicks out 434bhp. The total system output is 553bhp.
Combined with the standard Sport Chrono Package, the new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid completes the century sprint in 3.7 seconds. Its top speed is now 298km/h.
The gross battery capacity of the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has been increased from 14.1kWh to 17.9kWh thanks to optimised cells, while the driving modes have been tuned for even more efficient energy utilisation.
The 4S E-Hybrid offers an all-electric range of up to 54km, in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) City cycle.
NEW HANDLING UPGRADES
The new Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 are now equipped with twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 in all global markets. With 326bhp and 450Nm, their performance remains unchanged.
However, the chassis and control systems of these models have been significantly revised, with a revamped Porsche Active Suspension Management system resulting in a noticeable improvement in damping comfort.
The new Panamera models are also now equipped with the previously optional Sport Design front end. The new design packs striking air intake grilles, large side cooling openings and a single-bar front light module.
A REVAMPED DESIGN
The new front end of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is differentiated by the larger side air intakes and new elements in the exterior colour. These are horizontally connected to emphasise the vehicle’s width.
The dual Turbo front lights are now set much further apart, and the revamped light strip at the rear now runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour.
GTS models now also have the new darkened Exclusive Design tail-light clusters with dynamic coming/leaving home functions as standard. Three new 20-inch and 21-inch wheels have been added to the wheel range, with a total of 10 designs are now available.
Inside, the Porsche Communication Management now has additional digital functions and services that include improved Voice Pilot online voice control, Risk Radar for up-to-date road sign and hazard information and wireless Apple CarPlay.
The updated Porsche Panamera also offers a range of light and assistance systems, such as Lane Keeping Assist with road sign recognition, Night Vision Assist and a head-up display.
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