New Porsche Panamera 2020 facelift caught on camera
An updated version of the Porsche Panamera has been snapped during its road assessment, sporting a mild design update
Porsche looks set to issue its second-generation Panamera with a minor mid-life facelift, as hinted by this latest batch of spy shots. The revised saloon will follow the all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan into showrooms, with a planned UK launch in autumn 2020.
Design updates for this Panamera mule include a subtly reshaped front bumper with fresh LED daytime running lights, a mildly revised rear light bar with less complicated light pods, and a fresh rear diffuser with updated exhaust outlets. The headlights remain the same as the outgoing model, as do the front wings, bonnet and doors.
Judging by the car’s bright green ten-piston carbon ceramic brakes, we suspect this is the range-topping Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid model.
Porsche is yet to disclose any details on the Panamera’s technical revisions but, given the company’s recent focus on electrification, a more sophisticated hybrid system is expected, along with a larger capacity battery pack.
Porsche’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 and 4.0-litre V8 petrol engines (plus the associated hybrid models) will likely be retained across the facelifted range, with both powertrains receiving a handful of efficiency and performance tweaks. Currently, the most powerful V8-engined Panamera produces 542bhp and 770Nm of torque.
As mentioned, with Porsche’s focus currently set on the all-electric Taycan, it’s likely we won’t see a facelifted Panamera until later in 2020. Prices are expected to rise slightly from the current car’s £72,890 starting figure.
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