2024 Porsche Panamera Debuts with More Tech and Up to 670 HP

2024 Porsche Panamera Debuts with More Tech and Up to 670 HP

The 2024 Porsche Panamera comes out with more power, a new look, a more up-to-date interior, and better safety and leisure technology.

Panameras with less power have a 348-hp turbocharged V-6 engine, but the 670-hp Turbo E-Hybrid has a twin-turbo V-8 engine, a stronger electric motor, and a bigger battery pack.

An active suspension is an option for the Turbo E-Hybrid. It can lean into turns and raise the body to make getting in and out easier.

After a series of teasers that got more and more detailed, Porsche has finally unveiled the first models of the redesigned 2024 Panamera lineup. They are the normal Panamera sedan, the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4, and the (for now) top-of-the-line Turbo E-Hybrid. Due to low sales, the Sport Turismo wagon body style has been dropped for this third generation. However, there’s still a lot to be excited about.

Fine on the inside and out

We learned that the new Panamera has more of everything during recent test runs of prototypes. It has more technology, more hybrid capabilities, more luxury, and more performance. It looks different from the second-gen model because it has cleaner lines and stronger front bumpers that rise above the hood like 911s. A chunkier nose has bigger air intakes, and the redesigned back end is emphasized by a full-width light bar.

There are also new wheel styles, such as the first-ever four-door Porsche with centrally locking wheels. And the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid has a new dark-colored Turbonite finish on the inside and outside trim. This is a preview of what’s to come with Porsche’s future capital-T Turbo cars.

Porsche has already given us a better look at the new Panamera’s cabin, which is based on the Taycan EV’s. There is now a gear selector toggle on the dashboard, and there are up to three digital displays: a 12.6-inch screen for the instrument panel and two 10.9-inch touchscreens in the middle and on the passenger side, though the latter is optional.

It is said by Porsche that new foam filling makes the Panamera’s seats more comfortable. The seats can be covered in materials other than leather. The steering wheel now has controls for the drive modes and the instrument cluster. The infotainment system has also been changed so that the MyPorsche app works better when connected to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The Panamera’s adaptive cruise control and other driving-assistance systems have also been updated. In some cases, the driver can now park the car from their smartphone.

Engines that are smarter

The engines in the Panamera are a lot like the ones in the new Cayenne SUV. The regular rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models are powered by a revised turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 engine that makes 348 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. This is 23 horsepower and 37 pound-feet more than the previous version. The only transmission option is still an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. Porsche says the base car can reach 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and the Panamera 4 can do it in 4.7 seconds. We did test a 2021 Panamera car and got a 4.4-second time, so those numbers are probably too low.

The all-wheel-drive Turbo E-Hybrid is the star of the show. It is the first of four Panamera E-Hybrid types that will be sold in the future. Porsche hasn’t released all of the details yet, but the new setup is based on a redesigned twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine with single-scroll turbos instead of twin-scroll turbos and a redesigned eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with a more powerful 187-hp electric drive. It has a powerful 670 horsepower and 685 pound-feet of torque. A future Turbo S version will probably have even more power, like the 729 horsepower found in the latest Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid.

The E-Hybrid’s 370-volt electricity system also has a 21.8-kWh battery pack. A stronger 11.0-kWh charger onboard can charge the battery pack in just over two hours, according to Porsche. We think the EPA-rated electric range is about 30 miles, and Porsche says it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph.

Better Suspension

All third-generation Panameras come with new two-chamber air springs and adaptive dampers as standard. For better stability and agility, rear-axle steering can be added. But E-Hybrid models go one step further by adding Porsche’s new optional Active Ride system. This system replaces anti-roll bars with single-chamber air springs and mechanically linked cylinders at each wheel.

When we drove trials of the new Panamera in Germany, we found that the Active Ride system was a big part of its wider range of personalities. It gave us more control over our bodies in the car’s sportier settings and better comfort in its calmer ones. In the Hybrid mode that comes with the car, it can be set to slowly lean into corners like a motorcycle and tilt the body forward and backward to counter the forces of speeding up and slowing down. Active Ride can also raise and lower the body by 1.2 inches on the fly to keep the total ground clearance the same. When you open the doors, the system can raise the car 2.2 inches to make getting in and out easier. When you close the doors, the system lowers the car back down.

A base Panamera costs at least $101,550, and a Panamera 4 costs at least $108,550. You can place an order for a spring delivery right now. The Turbo E-Hybrid should come out soon after. It will probably cost more than the $197,850 asking price of the outgoing Turbo S E-hybrid car, but Porsche says they will give more information closer to the time it goes on sale.

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