Porsche is the manufacturer from Germany, specializing in the manufacturing of high-performance sports coupes and last couple of years, sport sedans. The Panamera model was first introduced to the market in 2009 with four doors and later, the model was improved to draw new buyers. It was a great success by means of its outstanding performance, lavish inside design and it was introduced with a variety of trim levels. The model got its latest facelift for the model year 2013 and it will again be redesigned for the model year 2018. The new 2018 Porsche Panamera is expected to come with some notable changes in its front and rear parts, as well with aesthetic changes in its side profile, but its general body form will stay the same.
2018 Porsche Panamera Changes
The first and the foremost change that the front fascia of the new 2018 Panamera gets is a lowered snout, which offers a more athletic look to the front part of the vehicle. It will also have a redesigned grille and the turn signals, which are designed with the LED technology, making the space brighter.
The side profile comes adorned with new noticeable character lines, with some minor tweaks in the C-Pillars and doors. The side vent creates a character line that flows further beside the front doors, grazing just beneath the doorknobs earlier than running further on the back doors.
Around back also, the next generation Porsche Panamera gets some noticeable changes. This time, the rear part comes with a bigger rectangular hatch, replacing the small hatch found in the current model. It also comes equipped with restyled tail lamps and a redesigned rear bumper.
With the liberal use of the lightweight materials, the overall weight has been considerably reduced by 220 pounds (100 kg) when compared to that of the current model.
Although Porsche has not yet revealed the interior styling of its all-new Porsche Panamera 2018, it is expected that it will borrow most of its features from the latest SUV models of the 2017 Macan GTS. The new sedan will have a couple of updates like, the infotainment system, which consists of 3D maps, active route calculations, and new Apple CarPlay. The dashboard of the vehicle is also expected to come mounted with an analogous system. The new vehicle comes with the same cabin, similar to that of a cockpit with a number of control switches.
2018 Porsche Panamera 0-60, Engine, Specs
The all-new Panamera will have two different engines with V6 and V8 configurations.
The first powertrain will be a new V8 twin-turbo unit with the capacity of 4.0 liters, instead bigger 4.8-liter unit seen in the current model. This engine will be used at 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo trim and it would deliver the power and twist of 550 ponies at 5,750 RPM and 568 pounds per foot at 1,960-4,500 RPM respectively. This sport sedan should accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6,7-6,9 seconds and assists it to attain the top speed of 155 mph.
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The second engine should be 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged, there is no data about horsepower and torque. The engine will be paired with an eight-velocity ZF double-clutch mechanical transmission to send power to the back wheels or all four wheels of the vehicle, according to the driveline patterns.
Base cost and the release date
The 2018 Porsche sedan will be available for sale during the first quarter of 2018. Furthermore, there will be a steep increase in its pricing. The new Porsche Panamera 2018 price will go up to $250,000 for the Exclusive Series of Panamera. However, it is expected that “the cheapest” model will be below $100,000, since the 2016 model is available at a starting price of $78,100 in the United States.