The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo Now Comes With An 'S' And 620 HP

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Porsche has finally updated its four-year-old second-generation Porsche Panamera. The sports wagon is getting a new 4S E-Hybrid trim, and the new 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S gets a boost of 70 horsepower to achieve a claimed 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.9 seconds.

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Technically, the “new” Turbo S actually just replaces the “old” Panamera Turbo, which came with a 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo S now adds over 70 HP for a grand total of 620 HP now, and a significant torque boost up to 604 lb-ft from the uprated 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

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If that’s a little out of your price range, or a little old-school, Porsche now offers a 2021 Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. It pairs a 2.9-liter V6 engine with an electric motor and a 17.9 kWh battery pack for a total system output of 552 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque, or right on the money with the outgoing 2020 Turbo model.

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The 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS has also received a 20 horsepower bump over the previous model year, and the standard Panamera has swapped out its previous 3.0-liter turbo V6 for the new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 unit, producing up to 325 HP.

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The previously-optional “Sport Design” front bumper treatment is now standard on all Panamera trims, and a new sport design will be offered as an upgrade. The GTS gets a Satin Black treatment. The Turbo S gets a slightly tweaked look with different headlights and more room for air to go places.

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Porsche has also added Cherry Red Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic as two new color options, and the sedan, Sport Turismo, and Executive (with a 5.9-inch longer wheelbase) configurations are now offered with more of the new powertrain options, though the Executive Turbo S will slow down to just 3.0 seconds to 60 mph. That 0.1 second could be a deal-breaker for some people!

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Pricing will be announced closer to when ordering for the 2021 Panamera opens “early next year,” but expect everything to be a little more expensive than its current model. The current standard Panamera starts at $87,200 before tax and fees, the current E-Hybrid starts at $103,800, and the current Turbo starts at $153,000.

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Whenever I see a new Porsche’s headlights in my rearview mirror: