2021 Porsche Panamera Coming With Styling From New 911

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The luxury sports sedan is looking slick in new spy shots.

We've known for a long time now that Porsche is preparing to give the Panamera a facelift to freshen up the luxury sedan three years after the current-generation version went on sale. Now, it looks like the updated Porsche Panamera's debut is just around the corner as a new prototype has been spied with less camouflage, revealing some subtle styling changes.

At the front, the updated Porsche Panamera sports a redesigned front bumper with some minor changes mimicking the new 992-generation Porsche 911. Noticeably, there's still some camouflage applied between the rear lights, suggesting the LED stripe connecting the rear lights will be wider on the Panamera facelift.

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Elsewhere, our sources suggest the taillight graphics will change to resemble the look of the new Cayenne. More camouflage can be seen between the exhaust pipes hiding a diffuser between the quad exhaust pipes.

Our spies didn't manage to get a look inside the interior, but previous spy photos have already shown the upcoming Panamera facelift's cabin will look virtually identical to its predecessor, with the exception of a new redesigned steering wheel lifted from the new 911. The infotainment system could also be updated. While the visual changes will be subtle, the refreshed Panamera will gain a new mild-hybrid powertrain for the first time.

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Like the current model, power will be provided by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, but these powertrains will gain the same 48-volt mild hybrid system and electric compressor electrical architecture as the 2020 Audi S6 and S7.

Rumors have also suggested Porsche is preparing a new hardcore, track-focused Panamera known as the "Lion" with 820 hp that will attempt a new four-door lap record at the Nurburgring. We're keeping our fingers crossed it will enter production and become the new range-topping Panamera. Judging from these new spy shots, the new Porsche Panamera facelift could debut this summer, but we'll have to wait for official confirmation from Porsche.

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