Porsche's sporty sedan is getting some big upgrades for the 2021 model year with styling enhancements and even more power. Replacing the previous 550 hp engine is a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that produces 620 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a 0-60 time (with launch control) of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph in the Panamera Turbo S and Sport Turismo models.
The company is also introducing a new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid that features a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 that produces 552 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 happens in 3.5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 185 mph. Porsche says this is similar in performance to the previous 550 hp Panamera Turbo and it also gets a bump in battery capacity to 17.9kWh.
Styling has also been enhanced with the SportDesign front fascia that is now standard and the rear receives a continuous light strip detail like its other siblings in the lineup. Additional details include an updated PASM system with improved ride quality (standard on every Panamera), recalibrated steering for improved responsiveness, and driver assistance features like Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition are now standard as well.