Everyone was expecting to see a revised version for the Panamera luxury sedan, but Porsche decided to call it "the second generation." The model will make its world debut at the 2013 Auto China in Shanghai and will be put on sale later in July.
The second-generation Panamera adds a new S E-Hybrid model to the lineup, plus two new luxurious Executive versions. Also, 4 and 4S models get an all-new engine to help increase efficiency while not killing its performance.
Updates made to the exterior are inspired by the new-generation Porsche 911. Up front, we will see more prominent lines, larger air intakes and redesigned headlights. For the rear, the model will add a wider spoiler and redesigned rear lights.
Update 04/02/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.
Update 04/22/2013: Porsche has unveiled a new promo video for the new generation Panamera luxury sedan. Enjoy!
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Back in 2011, British tuner Kahn Design was unveiling the first tuning kit based on the Porsche Panamera. Now, once Porsche has unveiled the second generation Panamera, the tuner decided to offer a new tuning kit for the first generation. Based on the V6 Diesel version, the new Supersport tuning kit is priced at £68,875 ($104,486 at the current exchange rates).
As usual, the tuner started the work with an exterior kit that includes vented front and rear wide wheel arches with integrated rear air dams and a lower boot wing inspired by the classic 911 turbo style tail. As standard feature the kit is offering LED day time running lights for front wheel arch vents and Kahn enamel tailgate logo. The model sits on new 22-inch RSR wheels combined with brake calipers finished in liquid gold and sports lowered suspension springs.
For the interior the package adds front and rear seats in quilted and perforated black leather with grey Alcantara inserts, Alcantara sport steering wheel, piano black interior trim and floor mats.
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Today, Porsche decided to surprise us with the unveiling of the first details on the second-generation Panamera. While most of us were waiting to see some minor modifications applied to the current generation, Porsche considered bigger updates were required.
The most important update offered by the second-generation Panamera is given by the introduction of a new S E-Hybrid model that according to Porsche "sets new standards in efficiency, performance and operating convenience."
In the new S E-Hybrid model Porsche combines a 3.0 liter V-6 engine with a more powerful electric motor and a higher-performance battery. This system allows the Panamera to run in pure electric mode a total of 22 miles and can be driven to speeds up to 83 mph. The car’s electric motor can be recharged externally from the electrical grid, but also using energy recovery while braking.
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The test season at the Nürburgring is now officially opened and it looks like Porsche has been among the first automakers to take its model on the `Ring for some testing sessions. Our spy photographers have caught the revised Panamera out a spin and, as with the previously seen prototype, it wears almost no camouflage.
On the exterior, the Panamera will get new headlamps and taillights, plus redesigned front and rear bumpers. For the interior, Porsche will add improved materials and new technologies.
As for the engine lineup, you shouldn’t expect any major updates, but it has been rumored that the 4S version will drop the current V-8 engine in favor of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine that will deliver about 420 horsepower - an increase of 20 horsepower over the current model — at some point in the future.
Expect the revised Panamera to be unveiled sometime next month.
Porsche is already preparing a facelift for the Panamera luxury sedan. The car has been caught testing many times, but this time the car was caught testing with almost no camouflage. Our spy photographers caught both standard and Turbo version, so you can easily see the changes featured on both models.
As you can see, the revised Panamera will receive new headlamps and taillights, plus redesigned front and rear bumpers. Porsche will also redesign the interior with improved materials and new technologies.
We expect some upgrades regarding the engine and transmission, so you can expect the new Panamera to deliver improved fuel economy and better performance. Rumors suggest that the 4S version will drop the current V-8 engine in favor of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine that will deliver about 420 horsepower - an increase of 20 horsepower over the current model.
We expect the new Porsche Panamera to be unveiled in April 2013.
It’s been a while since we brought you any news on the revised Porsche Panamera, but today the car has been caught during cold-weather testing. The prototype caught testing today dropped more of its camouflage, offering us a good look at the new rear lights.
The second-generation Panamera is still years away, so a slightly sleeker shape and different graphics on the current model freshen it up enough to keep us satisfied for the next few years. We have included a photo where you can compare the old and new design, but of course you’ll need a keen eye to notice the differences.
It has also been rumored that the revised version of the Panamera will get a front end inspired by the Sport Turismo Concept, so our fingers are crossed!
Rumors also suggest that the updated 4S version will drop the current V-8 engine in favor new, twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 engine that will deliver about 420 horsepower - an increase of 20 horsepower over the current model.
German aftermarket specialist, Regula Exclusive, was recently featured in our pages for their work on the Audi R8. Turns out, they were building another program, this time for the Porsche Panamera.
Comprised of an aero package that makes use of high-quality flexible polyester-polyurethane mixture and an impressive power upgrade, Regula Exclusive’s program for the Panamera makes great use of the materials they’ve been given. It’s a really cool program, if you ask us.
Talking about the former, the components for the aero program include a replacement front bumper with large air intakes, aggressive side skirts, and a new rear bumper that’s been constructed with air outlets and an integrated diffuser section. Pricing for the aero program begins at €7,594 ($10,134 at the current exchange rates) with an all carbon-fiber version available for an extra €1,500 ($2,001).
Under its hood, Regula Exclusive remapped the ECU software of the Panamera, bumping up the output of the luxury saloon’s 4.8-liter V-8 engine from 500 horsepower to 605 horsepower for just €1,698 ($2,266).
Finally, the Panamera was fitted with 22-inch Schmidt Revolution CC-Line alloy wheels, putting a resounding conclusion to an aftermarket program that really hit us on a lot of spots.
Panamera Sport Turismo Concept made its official debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and now Porsche has unveiled a new video presenting the design process behind this exclusive concept car.
In this video you will be watching designers Michael Mauer and Mitja Borkert to Porsche’s R&D center in Weissach. They are explaining the development process of the Panamera Sport Turismo. You will learn about every step needed to transform a clay model into the concept you have seen in Paris.
As a reminder, the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that delivers a total of 428 horsepower and allows the concept to go from zero to 62 mph in less than six seconds. It can be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 80 mph and can cover distances of over 18 miles. But before you’ll get to excited you have to know Porsche has no intention in offering a production version of this concept.
Since this 4-door beauty was unveiled as a concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, people who were impressed by the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo have been craving for some news about it.
To restrain your craving, Porsche has released a video that provides some perspective on the design and development of the concept from a showpiece to an actual, working concept. Finally, at long last...
The Panamera Sport Turismo is a very interesting concept because of its design and drivetrain. We’re not huge fans of the shooting brake form, but with one glance of it and we suddenly are in love with this. This is what the Panamera should’ve looked like in the first place.
The e-hybrid system, which is undergoing real-world tests, is said to be an advanced development of the setup found in the current Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid. Said to produce 428 horsepower combined, the Panamera sure is one powerful hybrid.
Who said hybrids aren’t fun?
With the tests going smoothly, Porsche might surprise us with the launch of the production model in 2013. Nevertheless, we all can’t wait to see what the Panamera Sport Turismo has in store for us.
If you’ve ever been to Ireland, you know that it’s a fantastic country to visit. The people are awesome, the alcohol’s terrific, and it’s home to aftermarket specialist Onyx Tuning.
That last part is the focus of our attention, as said Irish tuning firm has just released its latest program for the Porsche Panamera. This program includes a number of aerodynamic stages. The Stage One body kit has a host of new components, including: new bumpers, rear spoiler, carbon fiber diffuser, modified side skirts, extended wheel arches, custom exhaust tips and new daytime running lights. Should the Stage One program tickle your fancy, it’ll set you back $16,999.
In the event you want a little more, the Stage Two package will net you a ventilated "SuperSport" hood, front fender vents, a roof-mounted fin, and carbon fiber mirror caps, all for a total of $23,599.
Additional aesthetic modifications are also being offered, highlighted by a bespoke paint finish, carbon door handles, and a set of 22-inch forged alloy wheels. Inside, the program comes with a quilted leather interior, a sport steering wheel, carbon-fiber trim, and lamb’s wool floor mats.
Last but certainly not least, Onyx Concept will present a choice of engine upgrades. Details have yet to be released on this part, but the company is estimating a 620-horsepower output for the Panamera Turbo — up from 500 horsepower — and 350 horsepower for the Panamera Diesel — a 100-horsepower increase from the standard model’s 250-horsepower output.
UPDATE 12/20/12: Onyx Concept has officially revealed a new batch of photos for their Porsche Panamera Onyx GST program. Check them out in the gallery below!