2014 Porsche Panamera Gets A Few Amazing Tweaks! Newest Cars

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2014 Porsche Panamera Gets A Few Amazing Tweaks!

When everyone was expecting a simple, revised version of the Panamera Porsche took everyone by surprise and announced the launch of the second generation of their luxury sedans. Available in a hybrid version and two luxurious Executive models, the latest Panamera was unveiled this year at the Shanghai Auto show and is expected to be available on sale sometime in the summer this year.

The engine received a lot of attention

Considering that its main competitors like BMW 7 series and Audi A8 include strong powertrains, it is only natural that Porsche engineers paid extra attention to the engine. Simply put, the entry-level engine has been replaced with a powerful 4.8L V8 440 hp for the GTS models. However, if you feel like you need more juice, you can opt for the Panamera Turbo, an incredible machine featuring a twin-turbocharged 4.8L 520 hp V8 engine.

On a side note, if you prefer something less powerful then you might want to check out the S and 4S series that integrate a brand new 3.0L twin-turbocharged 420 hp V6 engine.

The hybrid gets a bit of a face lift as well

Even though Porsche kept the 3.0L V6 Audi-supercharged gasoline engine for the Panamera hybrids, it did upgrade the plug-in functionality and battery pack. Essentially, the electric motors are boasting double the horsepower (416) and can offer double the torque output, whereas the electric autonomy of the S Hybrid is estimated at around 20 miles.

God is in the (exterior) details

Even though back in 2011 Kahn Design took over Porsche s styling package for the new Panamera series, the truth is that this information didn t receive as much attention as it should ve. However, while it is true that the British tuner has an extensive portfolio of stylish solutions that improved the overall interior and exterior of automobiles, can you actually think of a time when they failed to do so? To put it simply, the second generation of Panamera comes with some impressive tweaks inside and outside, such as:

New rear and frontal fascias

Full-LED headlights (a premiere for Porsche)

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The back lights have been enlarged and flattened to avoid the hunchback look of the first generation of Panamera

The contours of the taillight has been straightened

The bumper now extends more towards the vehicle s rear end

While the exterior has been extensively modified, the engineers performed only a few interior design modifications to suit the tastes of the Chinese market. The Panamera Executive series will be available with a longer wheelbase, a whopping 5.9 inches to be more exact.

The bad news

Porsche s board of directors voted for the removal of the six speed manual transmission with the second generation of Panamera models. While the decision might seem rather strange – the manual transmission remaining an all-times favorite in the Western market – the truth is that very few clients have selected the stick with the older Panamera series. Therefore, the vast majority of models will be available with the PDK gearbox, while the Diesel version will integrate a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

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