The Frankfurt Motor Show, in German known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellun, is the most expected event of the moment. It is the place where the major powers in the auto field meet and share the same thoughts and interests. It is the place where new concepts are introduced, where new models are launched. It is the place where the car lovers go to admire the latest projects in the field. And a company that creates art, just like Porsche is, cannot miss from such an event. The German brand will expose the 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel facelift on this precise occasion.
The Porsche Panamera will certainly become more powerful once receiving the diesel power. The facelift 2014 model will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine that generates 50 bhp (37 kW) more than before. This means a total of 300 bhp (224 kW) at 4,000 rpm. Obviously the torque has also increased by 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) to 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. The consequence of all these is that the Panamera will sprint the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 6 seconds, making it 0.8s faster than the former model. The vehicle can reach a maximum speed of 161 mph (259 km/h).
The new engine configuration had a lot to do with the modification of the transmission that has been brought by the engineers working at Porsche. The change is meant to lower the fuel consumption and to raise comfort especially at high speeds and it consists in the gear ration that is longer for the rear axle. The NEDC fuel consumption is around 6.4 liters / 100 km (36.7 mpg US or 44.1 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 169 g/km. The vehicle will be priced beginning at 85,300 EUR (VAT included) in its mother country. However, the luxury lovers find might find it compulsory to drive such a beauty and beast at the same time.
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