Before its arrival in 2024, the all-new Porsche Panamera sports car had been in the spotlights for quite some time, the model being highlighted in different renderings, or spotted on the streets while performing road tests. In our attention again, the third-generation model has been announced with a new design and interior, as well as the introduction of a new e-hybrid V8 engine. Let`s have a more in-depth look!
Exterior with Fresh Styling
The third-generation Panamera breaks the patterns with a striking design, extruding a timeless finesse that proves extremely captivating and attractive. The unique styling features refer to lower front and rear fascia, common to all trims. However, the upper variants are also available with bronze tailpipe finishers, body-colored diffuser finishes, or center-lock wheels for the top-of-the-line variant. The Turbo level adds Turbonite badging which sets it apart from the rest of the lineup.
Performance Under the Skin: Impressive Powertrains
The powertrains equipping the new Panamera consist of the standard 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 in the Panamera standard and Panamera 4, while the Turbo E-Hybrid is quite a charmer. The latter one is powered by the much-anticipated 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, adding a 187-horsepower electric motor, both paired to a 25.9 kWh battery. The overall power stands at a staggering 670 HP and 685 lb-ft of torque. That enables a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds, at a top speed of 195 mph. Another interesting fact is the integration of the electric motor into the transmission housing, which sheds off around 11 lbs from the model.
Custom Suspension Enables Greater Handling
Power aside, the 2024 Porsche Panamera is a good-handling sports car as well. What makes it remarkable in that regard is the two-valve air suspension which enables greater handling and precise body control while absorbing the surface irregularities in the road pavement. Other features come as optional and refer to rear-wheel steering or Active Ride system which raises or lowers the car`s ride height for increased road agility.
Stepping inside the cabin of the brand-new Panamera, the luxurious feel of the interior is an instant snap: high-end materials all around the cabin, smoothly blended with technological goodies that elevate an exhilarating driving experience.
The interior was designed following the Porsche Driving Experience concept, with the cabin blending digital and analog controls, adding thus a premium feel. There is also the 10.9-inch passenger display screen with Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity as standard, ambient lighting, climate settings, seat massage configuration, and much more.
The 2024 Panamera prioritizes safety with features like active speed assistance, traffic sign recognition, and Porsche InnoDrive, an advanced version of adaptive cruise control. InnoDrive includes an evasive maneuver assistant for emergency lane changes, enhancing overall safety.
The 2024 Porsche Panamera could not have missed the integration of highly advanced technology when it comes to safety. The plethora of gizmos is part of Porsche`s InnoDrive, which is an advanced variant of the car`s adaptive cruise control, including active speed assistance, evasive maneuver assistance for emergency lane changes, traffic sign recognition, and much more.
Pricing and Availability
Prices for the all-new 2024 Porsche Panamera start at $99,900 for the standard variant, while the Porsche Panamera 4 prices start at $106,900, without the $1,650 destination fee. However, there is little known about the Turbo E-Hybrid`s price tag so far, but we will find out more in the spring of next year when it will arrive in dealerships.
The 2024 Porsche Panamera is an extraordinary piece of German engineering, combining luxury, innovation, and performance all together, as Porsche continues to craft one-of-a-kind sportscars, setting new standards in the world of high-end sedans.