Frankfurt Live – 2014 Porsche Panamera diesel gets more firepower


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The 2014 Porsche Panamera made its debut at the Auto Shanghai 2013 in April but the car’s diesel engine was retained without any change. The German sportscar brand has unveiled the Panamera facelift with an updated diesel engine at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Porsche Panamera Diesel front quarter

The 3.0 litre V6 motor sourced from Audi gets more power and torque while emitting fewer CO2 and also goes further for a litre of diesel.

The diesel engine now pumps 296bhp which is a good 49bhp higher than the outgoing variant. The torque output is also pumped up to 650Nm from 550Nm.

Porsche Panamera Diesel engine

Porsche has tuned the 8-speed ZF dual-clutch automatic transmission in accordance with the increased power output. The rear wheel drive car also gets torque vectoring system which doubles up as an electronic differential.

Thanks to these improvements, the oil burning Porsche is 0.8 seconds faster than the previous car in the 0-100kph dash (which now takes 6 seconds). The top speed is also extended by 9mph to 161mph (258kph). The increased torque ensured that the towing capacity is also improved by 100kg and now stands at 2,600kg.

The fuel efficiency of the new Panamera diesel stands at 44.1mpg (15.5km/l) which is 0.6mpg better than the previous car. The CO2 emission drops by 3 g/km to 169 g/km.

Porsche Panamera Diesel facelift Image Gallery

More details can be found in the press release on page 2.

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