Four variants of the 2020 Panamera have been listed on the Porsche India website – Base, GTS, Turbo and the Turbo S E-Hybrid. The face-lifted Panamera gets mild cosmetic changes on the outside, inside and to the features list
Just a few months after its global unveiling, Porsche has now listed the 2021 Panamera on their India website. The Stuttgart-based carmaker has listed four variants – Base, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid – hinting that all four will be brought to Indian shores. Porsche is unlikely to offer all four at the time of the launch, and may introduce a couple of variants at a later date.
The 2021 Panamera face-lift only get a few subtle cosmetic changes. The bumpers have been reworked and now look more aggressive than before. Sitting flush as part of the bumper design, the LED DRLs have been changed as well. Porsche has also reprofiled the taillights. In profile, the 2021 Panamera continues to look identical to the model it replaces. The company offers the option to choose from 20-and 21-inch alloy wheels. The interior of the face-lifted Panamera also looks more or less identical, but it does get an updated infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay.
At the heart, the Porsche Panamera will be offered with two engine options. The base trim comes with a 2.9-litre V6 that pushes out 326bhp and 450Nm. All other variants come with a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo heart in different states of tune. The GTS is good for 473bhp and 620Nm, while the Turbo S makes 621bhp and 820Nm. The Turbo S holds the record as the fastest ‘executive class’ vehicle around the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7min 29.81 seconds.
The range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid makes an insane 689bhp but torque rating stands at 770Nm. This trim with the Sports Chrono package can take the Panamera from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.2seconds.
While in the international market, the Panamera can be had in three body styles, in India it is only expected to be launched with the two wheelbase options. Brought into India as a CBU, expect the Panamera face-lift to start at over Rs 1.5 crore.