Porsche’s second-generation Panamera is set to come in for a subtle facelift as it reaches the midway point in its life process, as evidenced by camouflaged models spotted near the German automaker’s headquarters.
The current Panamera showed up in 2016 as a 2017 model, so we’ll likely see this upgraded one in 2020 as a 2021 model,
2021 Porsche Panamera Spy Shots
The models have new fascias front and rear. The taillights have also been fine-tuned and feature a new style for the center strip signing up with the private light clusters, which will likely be comparable to the style used on the most recent versions of Porsche’s Cayenne and Macan SUVs.
Keep in mind, whatever changes appear must likewise feature on the Panamera’s Sport Turismo wagon body style.
We should also see more power contributed to the various models in the Panamera line, which is normally the case with any Porsche mid-cycle facelift.
2021 Porsche Panamera Engine
The range presently starts with a 330-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 in the base Panamera and peaks with a 680-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and plug-in hybrid setup in the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
One possibility is the addition of a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and maybe even the usage of electric compressors.
A growing number of car manufacturers are starting to introduce mild-hybrid systems. This is essentially a beefed-up starter motor that can help the engine throughout high loads and recover energy under braking and cruising. Sometimes, it can also power an electric compressor that helps build boost pressure in force-fed engines before revs rise and a standard supercharger or turbocharger takes over.
2021 Porsche Panamera Platform
Underpinning the present Panamera is a modern-day platform established by Porsche and shared with Bentley. The platform in shortened kind is made use of in Bentley’s Continental GT, and there are reports that this shortened version might ultimately underpin a modern-day successor to the Porsche 928 to take on the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and Aston Martin DB11. Stay tuned.