Refreshed Porsche Panamera lineup debuts with 630 hp Turbo S


After updating its all-electric 4-door saloon — the Taycan, Porsche has updated its ICE-powered 4-door saloon — the Panamera. In addition to barely noticeable, subtle styling updates, Porsche has also revised the Panamera lineup.


Speaking of which, the lineup now includes the Panamera Turbo S, which set a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7:38.46 minutes recently as a prototype. The 4.0L (3,996 cc) V8 biturbo engine has been tuned to produce 80 metric hp (59 kW) and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) more than the previous Turbo, bringing the total to 630 metric hp (463 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque. A sports exhaust system with twin tailpipes on either side is standard.

In Sport Plus mode, the Turbo S is claimed to sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds. It can achieve a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph).

The three-chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) roll stabilization system and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) are all included too.


The V8 biturbo engine in the Panamera GTS now develops 480 metric hp (353 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque; the former is 20 hp more than in the outgoing GTS. Porsche says that the power output continuously increases almost up to the engine speed limit, and the power delivery is therefore like that of a classic sports car with a naturally aspirated engine. A sports exhaust system is standard on the GTS.

The standard Panamera (RWD) and Panamera 4 continue to be powered by a 2.9-litre (2,894 cc) V6 biturbo engine with the same 330 metric hp (243 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

Porsche said that the revamped PASM has a noticeable improvement in damping comfort, while the PDCC Sport ensures improved body stability.

The revised lineup also includes the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. The 2.9-litre (2,894 cc) V6 biturbo engine is combined with an electric motor that is integrated with the 8-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox. The ICE offers 440 metric hp (324 kW) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft), while the e-motor develops 136 metric hp (100 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The combined figures are 560 metric hp (412 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, which is 98 hp and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) more than the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. However, Porsche is yet to reveal the updated Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which currently offers 680 hp.


With the standard Sport Chrono package, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is claimed to sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 298 km/h (185 mph).

The gross battery capacity has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh, resulting in an all-electric range of up to 54 km (34 mi) as per WLTP. NEDC range can be up to 64 km (39 mi).

Other updates for the lineup include the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with improved voice control; and wireless Apple CarPlay. Assistance systems include the standard Lane Keeping Assist with road sign recognition; Night Vision Assist, Lane Change Assist, Park Assist with Surround View, and Porsche InnoDrive.


Three new 20- and 21-inch wheels have been added to the wheel range, bringing the total number of available designs to 10.

The updated Panamera is expected in German dealerships in the middle of October 2020. In Germany, prices start at €91,345 for the rear-wheel-drive Panamera. The Panamera 4 is priced at €95,289; 4S E-Hybrid at €126,841; and GTS at €136,933. The flagship Turbo S carries a price tag of €179,737. All prices include VAT and country-specific equipment.

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