Words: Rohan Patil
After releasing the Porsche Panamera line-up to us all earlier this year, Porsche has introduced their facelifted 2014 Panamera Diesel without any hush, ahead of its official debut at the IAA Motor Show (Frankfurt) next week.
The model gets the same upgrades as the other facelifted Panamera models. On the exterior, the Diesel gets redesigned headlights and taillights and also very slightly modified front and rear bumpers.
The main upgrade to this Panamera is the new engine, which consists of a new 3.0 litre V6 diesel from its parent company Audi which is mated to a revised version of the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. This has led to the increase in performance and it produces 296 bhp (thats 20% more power than the outgoing 250 bhp) at 4000 rpm and 405 lb-ft to 479 lb-ft of torque between 1750 and 2500 rpm. Porsche has shortened the eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox’s first four ratios for a quicker 0-100.
The new Panamera Diesel also receives Porsche’s advanced torque vectoring system which includes a new electric differential lock.
The 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel dimisses the 0 to 100 kmph mark in just 6 seconds and is 0.8 seconds faster than its predecessor.
With a new engine, the top speed of this 4-door sports saloon has also increased by 14 kmph and now touches the 259kmph mark on the speedo. Claimed economy remains the same at 44mpg, while CO2 emissions rise a from 166 g/km to 169 g/km.
The 2014 Panamera is expected to be up on sale in January 2014.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel.