Porsche has unveiled the highly anticipated third generation of its Panamera model, a luxury sedan known for its sporty performance, which now boasts a more digital, luxurious, and efficient design. Scheduled to arrive at U.S. Porsche Centers in Spring 2024, the 2024 Panamera starts at $99,900, not including delivery fees, and represents a significant evolution in both technology and design.
The new Panamera stands out with its enhanced digital offerings and a refreshed, expressive design, aimed at increasing the bandwidth between comfort and sportiness. The integration of E-Hybrid powertrains is a key highlight, delivering greater performance. The inclusion of a new high-end suspension system reaffirms the Panamera’s position as the sports car of its segment.
In terms of performance, the Panamera’s suspension system has been upgraded to a two-chamber, two-valve air suspension, which includes Porsche Active Suspension Management. This new technology provides a finer balance between comfort and sportiness by separately controlling the compression and rebound of the damper. The optional rear-axle steering improves handling, enhancing the vehicle’s agility.
Under the hood, the Panamera offers four E-Hybrid powertrains. The Turbo E-Hybrid variant leads the pack with a revamped 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine paired with an electric motor, generating an impressive 670 hp and 685 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric motor, integrated into the updated 8-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, is powered by a 25.9 kWh battery, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, with a top track speed of 195 mph.
The exterior design of the new Panamera maintains the model’s characteristic strong lines and proportions, while the interior features a new layout with a focus on the driver. The exterior is marked by an additional air inlet to accommodate the increased air needs of the new powertrains, and the redesigned window lines emphasize the sedan’s character. Inside, the Porsche Driver Experience concept combines analog and digital controls, with an optional 10.9-inch passenger display for vehicle performance data, infotainment, and video streaming.
Digital integration is a key aspect of the new Panamera, designed to be an integral part of the driver’s digital ecosystem. Features such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and integration with the MyPorsche App enhance the driving experience. The Panamera also boasts an array of advanced driver assistance systems, including LED Matrix Design headlights, an active speed assistant with a new limiter function, adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist, and an evasive maneuver assistant. Additionally, the Remote ParkAssist feature allows drivers to control parking maneuvers from their smartphones.
Porsche has also expanded the standard equipment for the 2024 Panamera, including the air suspension system, LED Matrix Design headlights, a 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 new 2024 Porsche Panamera, with its blend of luxury, digital innovation, and sporty performance, is poised to redefine the luxury sedan segment and cater to the evolving needs of modern drivers.