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2013 Porsche Panamera facelift caught on video

Mon, 04 Jun 2012

The facelift for the Porsche Panamera is due to arrive later in 2012 (or early 2013) and has been caught on video in Stuttgart.

It’s three years since the Porsche Panamera was revealed at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show and it’s time for Porsche’s big saloon car to get an overhaul.

The 2013 Panamera, complete with cosmetic tweaks and oily updates, is something we expected to see at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013, but with what looks like almost complete cars popping up in Stuttgart perhaps the tweaked Panamera is going to bow in at Paris in September instead?

We had expected the cosmetic changes to the Panamera to be quite significant and bring the looks of Porsche’s saloon car more in to line with the Boxster, but the changes on the Panamera in the video below look to be limited to the usual lights and bumpers and some modest detail changes.

But under the bonnet we’re still expecting the changes to be quite significant, with the 4.8 litre V8 in naturally aspirated form making way for a forced induction 3.0 litre V6 with more power – somewhere around 420bhp.

Another likely change on the engine front is the addition of a V8 diesel under the bonnet (we’re also expecting a V8 diesel Cayenne too) based on Audi’s 4.2 litre V8 diesel with something north of 350bhp and enough torque to shred tarmac.

Which should make sales of the Panamera even stronger than they already are.

By Cars UK