Porsche has announced the more powerful 2014 Panamera Diesel facelift set for a Frankfurt debut next week.

Porsche has announced the more powerful 2014 Panamera Diesel facelift set for a Frankfurt debut next week.

When Porsche revamped the Panamera lineup back in April they promised a more powerful Diesel model. Now, the Panamera Diesel has been revealed with a 3.0-liter V6 engine outputting 50 bhp (37 kW) more than before, increasing the number of ponies to 300 bhp (224 kW) at 4,000 rpm. Torque figure has also gone up by 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) to 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm.

As a result of the additional power, the 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel facelift will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 6 seconds, making it 0.8s quicker than its predecessor. Top speed has also increased from 152 mph (244 km/h) to 161 mph (259 km/h). Porsche says towing capacity has been lifted by 100 kg (220 lbs) to 2,600 kg (5,732 lbs) thanks to the extra oomph.

The engineers from Stuttgart have reworked the transmission to make the car more economical, resulting in an NEDC fuel consumption of 6.4 liters / 100 km (36.7 mpg US or 44.1 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions standing at 169 g/km.

Replacing the 250 bhp (186 kW) Diesel from January 2014 onwards, the refreshed Panamera Diesel will have a starting price in Germany of 85,300 EUR (VAT included).

Additional details are provided in the attached press release.

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