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The facelifted Porsche Panamera is set to get its world premiere at Auto China in Shanghai later this month, but the automaker has officially released the first images of the reworked Type 970 after they were leaked.

External revisions include a tauter looking front end, with a new bumper offering larger air intakes and a more distinctive transition to the headlamps. The car also gets a redesigned rear section, with revised boot lid, new LED tail lights and a more swept-back rear window the fresh bits. Standard features now include items such as bi-xenon headlights and an automatic boot lid.

New to the lineup is the Panamera S E-Hybrid, which replaces the S Hybrid, with two extended wheelbase Executive versions (Turbo and 4S) joining the party. Meanwhile, the Panamera S and 4S get a new 3.0 V6 biturbo engine to replace the old 4.8 litre NA unit. In all, the Panamera range will now consist of 10 models.

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The Panamera S E-Hybrid rolls in offering 416 hp of total system power, up from the 380 hp seen in the current pre-facelift S Hybrid. The electric drive itself offers 95 hp (70 kW), double the power of the S Hybrid’s 47 hp (34 kW) one, and a lithium-ion battery replaces the existing nickel metal hydride unit.

Porsche says that the plug-in hybrid – which can be charged within around 2.5 hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), and less than four hours when connected to a conventional household electrical outlet – has an all-electric driving range of around 18 to 36 km in everyday operation, depending on conditions. It can achieve speeds of up to 135 km/h in all-electric operation. Other figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 5.5 seconds and a 270 km/h top speed.

Elsewhere, the Panamera Turbo Executive and Panamera 4S Executive versions feature a 15 cm longer wheelbase and air suspension as standard, resulting in improved rear seating space and better ride comfort.

As for the 3.0 litre V6 twin-turbo, there’s a 20 hp increase in power to 420 hp over the 4.8 litre NA V8, as well as 20 Nm more torque to 520 Nm, the hike in output achieved with an 18% improvement in fuel economy over the old mill. Next year will see a new 300 hp diesel lump replacing the current oil burner, as well as the introduction of the Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive.