The 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel has been uncovered, and with the design changes comes added power.
A completely new 3.0-liter V-6 is the source of this newly found power. An extra 50 hp and 73 lb-ft of torque are added to the 2014 model, creating a total power output of 300 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the 2014 Panamera Diesel can achieve a 0-60 mph run in 6 seconds, and tops out at 160 mph.
Where does this power come from if the engine dimensions are the same as the previous year’s? Moving parts, such as the pistons and crankshaft drive, have been redesigned for optimum performance. Most importantly, a new water-cooled turbo is added- a first for the model range.
Making the best of this power is a controlled rear-axle lock with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+). At low speeds, the PTV+ improves the Panamera’s agility and steering precision, thanks to the system’s electronically controlled, fully variable, rear-axle differential lock and targeted, individual brake interventions at the rear wheels. While that may sound like jargon, this system is responsible for the increased acceleration and the 5,730 lb towing capacity.
Unfortunately, the 2014 Porsche Panamera is not available in US markets, and is reserved exclusively for the European market.