For 2014, the Panamera S models receive a twin-turbocharged V6 offering 20 more horsepower than the outgoing V8, while the S hybrid is replaced by a new plug-in hybrid that can be recharged via AC outlet or by the engine. The S E-Hybrid's electric motor doubles output from last year and its battery pack gains increased capacity.
Bridging the performance gap between the Panamera S and Turbo trims, Porsche adds a GTS trim to the roster for 2013. In addition, a new Platinum Edition is available for base Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 models, bringing with it distinctive aesthetic elements and enhanced features while making a strong value-added statement.
In addition to the inclusion of the Turbo S and S Hybrid into the model line, the 2012 Porsche Panamera has only minor changes, mostly options, like Lane Change Assistant and some Porsche Exclusive options, including bi-xenon headlight surrounds in black, Sports Exhaust Tailpipes and new leather packages.
While many Porsche purists decried a 4-door Porsche signaled the end of days, the Panamera performance sedan for 2015 has clearly proven them wrong. From its stunning and sometimes polarizing silhouette to its impressive variations including a 570-horsepower Turbo S model and a plug-in hybrid variant, the Panamera 4-door sedan doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. There’s even a plug-in hybrid model that can bolt to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 167 mph. Sure, you’ll find more room in the back of a Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG and a more reasonable price on a BMW 640i Gran Coupe, but the Panamera’s distinctive shape and razor-sharp driving experience are something no competitor can match.