The standard features of the Porsche Panamera e-Hybrid S include 3.0L V-6 333hp engine intercooled supercharger, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.
The 2014 Panamera GT’s facelift comes with cleaner lines, plug-in hybrid technology and a brand new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine for the S and the 4S models replacing the 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8. As you would expect, downsizing actually means more power.P
It’s 20 horsepower more to be exact, while torque is up by 17.5 ft-lb to 383. Porsche claims “up to” 18% better fuel economy, which probably means zero when you use the Panamera for what a Porsche is supposed to be doing.P
The 4.8 liter V8 is thankfully sticking around in the GTS, which was one of the best cars I drove last year, making 440 horsepower. The Turbo model also gains 20 horsepower to have a total of 520. The Turbo S is gone for 2014.P
A new trim level is also available for the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo. Dubbed “Executive,” it’s a long-wheelbase version (about six inches more) of the cars to provide more room in the back. It’s fitting that they were unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, as Chinese customers place a premium on space in the back.