The upcoming Porsche Panamera is scheduled for the Shanghai Motor Show debut but already images of the new car and its details have been released. The new Panamera will now come with a plug-in hybrid which is able to return 91mpg fuel economy and only release 83g/km of CO2 emission. Even if you have poor credit showing on your file MSG Cars can look to assist in your new or used Porsche search. The lenders we operate alongside can look past previous failures on finance agreements and so we can usually offer a decision on poor credit car finance within 1 hour of your application.
The new Panamera has been improved with a new larger and more powerful battery compared to the current hybrid model. The new battery enables the Panamera SE-Hybrid to go faster, cutting down the 0-62mph time by half a second, bringing the time down to 5.5 seconds.
The electric motor is now capable of outputting 93bhp. With this new motor, the total power of the new Panamera is increased to 410bhp and electric-only range is increased, with the car capable of travelling anywhere from 11 to 22 miles.
There are also new features, including two buttons located on the dashboard, allowing the user to choose between using the battery to increase power or have its energy regenerated from the regenerative braking system.
While the hybrid seems to have improved a lot in terms of efficiency, the petrol engines have also gone through some changes. The fuel-guzzling 4.8-liter V8 engine has been thrown out the window. The Panamera S and the 4S will now be powered by a new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine, capable of outputting 420bhp. That is a 20bhp increase over the old engine, and with less cylinders, economy is also improved by 18% as well. The flagship Panamera Turbo will still be powered by the 4.8-liter V8 engine.
The Turbo and the 4S models also receive a new Executive trim level and this package elongates the wheelbase by 150mm and also equips the car with air springs.
The exterior of the upcoming Panamera has also been tweaked a little to include bigger air intakes and provisions for LED headlights. The rear screen is also widened to make the bulky C-pillars appear slimmer. SE Hybrid models are set apart by green brake calipers.
The new Porsche Panamera will make its official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show happening later this march. Prices would go up by about £2,000-£5,000 depending on the trim level.