- Competes with: Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, BMW Alpina B7, Fisker Karma
- Looks like: A longer, even more awkward version of last year's Panamera
- Drivetrain: 3.6-liter V-6, 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6, 4.8-liter V-8 or plug-in hybrid; seven-speed PDK automatic or eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmissions
- Hits dealerships: Late 2013; Turbo models in early 2014
- MSRP: $79,075-$162,075, including destination fee
Porsche is updating its controversial Panamera sedan for 2014, giving it some slightly revised front and rear styling and adding a few new models — the total number of offered trims is now nine. Joining the lineup is a new plug-in hybrid, called the Panamera S E-Hybrid, replacing 2013's conventional hybrid sedan. Joining the plug-in Porsche are two new extended-wheelbase models, which stretch the car a full 5.9 inches between the wheels, affording rear-seat passengers a considerable bump in legroom.