Porsche elevates the luxury sedan segment with the introduction of its third-generation Panamera, showcasing more potent E-Hybrid powertrains and a newly devised high-specification suspension system. The Panamera, a hallmark of Porsche’s luxury lineup, reinforces its sporty essence with enhanced drive systems and a revamped operating concept brimming with innovative technology.
At the heart of the new Panamera lies the Porsche Active Ride suspension system, blending heightened comfort with Porsche’s signature sporty driving characteristics. The user’s digital ecosystem is seamlessly integrated into the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), offering innovative interaction with the car. The new Panamera’s technical yet dynamic design updates the model line’s attractive proportions, complemented by a range of advanced driver assistance systems and a driver-focused interior overhaul.
Key to the Panamera’s elevated driving experience is its advanced suspension systems. Standard features include a dual-chamber two-valve air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), enhancing the balance between comfort and sportiness. The optional all-wheel steering further refines handling. Additionally, the E-Hybrid models can be equipped with the innovative Porsche Active Ride active suspension system, surpassing other suspension concepts in versatility, and includes newly developed active shock absorbers with two-valve technology.
The Panamera’s chassis ensures consistent body stability during dynamic maneuvers, providing a smooth ride over bumps and excellent road connection in dynamic situations. The Porsche Active Ride suspension system adjusts to counteract pitching and rolling tendencies, enhancing passenger comfort. When stationary, the system adjusts the body height for easier entry or exit.
The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid, available at launch, represents the pinnacle of Porsche’s E-Hybrid powertrains. It features a revamped four-litre V8 turbo engine paired with a newly developed electric motor, yielding a combined system output of 500 kW (680 PS) and a system torque of 930 Nm. The electric motor is integrated into the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, optimizing the heat balance of the electric drive unit and allowing higher continuous output.
This model boasts a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h. Its increased battery capacity of 25.9 kWh allows for a longer electric range, up to 91 kilometers in the combined WLTP cycle or 83–93 km in the city cycle. Additionally, the new 11 kW on-board AC charger reduces charging times significantly.
A highlight is the Turbo E-Hybrid model, distinguished externally by its unique rear apron, distinctive front apron, and chrome-plated tailpipes in dark bronze. The Turbo-exclusive colour Turbonite adds a touch of elegance to various exterior and interior elements. The Panamera’s range of assistance systems has been significantly upgraded, including active speed assistance with traffic sign recognition and Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control. Additional features include a swerve assistant and the new Remote ParkAssist function, which allows for parking maneuvers to be monitored from a smartphone.
Available for order now, the new Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid at €192,500, inclusive of VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries in Europe are set to begin in March 2024, marking a new chapter in Porsche’s legacy of luxury and performance.