The third generation of the Porsche Panamera has arrived, just in time for Christmas. The luxury sedan of the sports car maker underscores its sporty character with even more powerful engines and broadens its capabilities with a completely new interior layout and several innovative technologies. The new active suspension – Porsche Active Ride – and an efficient and powerful drivetrain portfolio pair a high degree of comfort with performance characteristic of a true Porsche.
The new Panamera is equipped as standard with a two-chamber, two-valve air suspension which also includes Porsche Active Suspension Management. The two-valve technology separates the control of compression and rebound of the damper from each other and therefore offers greater bandwidth between comfort and sportiness. The Porsche Panamera aims to absorb bumps and road imperfections smoothly and offers significantly enhanced damping performance to improve body control during spirited driving.
Porsche plans to offer four different E-Hybrid models, responding to healthy demand for this type of powertrain in the Panamera. All E-Hybrid variants profit from more capable hybrid technology that offers more power, greater expected range, and improved efficiency. The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid is the first model to be introduced and will come equipped with a completely revamped 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 paired with an electric motor generating 187 hp which is powered by a 25.9 kWh battery.
The system power of the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid is an impressive 670 hp and 685 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric motor is integrated into the housing of the heavily updated 8-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Without the need for separate housing, around five kilograms of weight were saved. The integration of the unit into the oil circulation system also optimizes the thermal efficiency of the electric powertrain and allows for a higher consistent output, improved efficiency, as well as increased recuperation power for the E-motor.
The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid sprints to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and boasts a top speed of 315 km/h.
At launch, Panamera and Panamera 4 models will be available. Their 2.9-litre V6 turbo engine features optimized boost pressure, injection volume, and ignition timing. As a result, it now develops 348 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of torque – an increase of 23 hp and 37 lb.-ft. compared to the previous model.
This increase in power helps the Panamera to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and improves the top track speed to 272 km/h. The all-wheel drive Panamera 4 now takes 4.8 seconds and reaches 270 km/h.
Luxurious and sporty
The exterior design of the new Panamera is based on the strong lines and proportions that have always characterized the model line. The new Panamera retains the characteristic lines and proportions of the model line. It measures 5,052 mm in length (Executive: 5,202 mm) and is 1,937 mm wide and 1,423 mm high.
The significantly refreshed appearance of the performance sedan is even more expressive and sporty as a result. An additional air inlet above the area designated for the front license plate accommodates the new powertrains’ increased need for air.
With the interior, the gear selector is positioned to the right of the steering wheel. The mode switch, which includes the drive programs Normal, Sport, and Sport+, and the stalk for the driver assistance system, are directly within reach of the driver.
An optional passenger display with a 10.9-inch screen can show performance data of the vehicle and allows for the operation of the infotainment system and even video streaming while driving. To rule out any distractions, the passenger display is not visible from the driver’s seat.
Stronger differentiation for the turbo
Turbo models enjoy a special status at Porsche as they represent the pinnacle of each model line. To underscore this role, Porsche is separating the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid distinctly from other models in the range. The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid is distinguished by a bespoke lower rear fascia with diffuser elements painted in body colour and dark bronze tail pipes, as well as a Turbo-specific front fascia and optional centre lock wheels.
Price and availability
The new 2024 Porsche Panamera is now available for order. The third generation offers an expanded level of standard equipment including a two-valve, two-chamber air suspension, LED Matrix headlights, drive mode switch on the steering wheel, a cooled smartphone compartment with inductive charging, and an improved air particulate filter with GPS-based automatic recirculation.
The 2024 Porsche Panamera starts at $116,300, while the 2024 Panamera 4 begins at $120,600. Both models are expected to reach Canadian Porsche Centres in Spring 2024. Specifics on Canadian pricing and arrival timing of the 2025 Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid will be announced at a later date.