The new 2024 Porsche Panamera: your questions answered
All you need to know about the luxury sporty Porsche sedan
Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid driving along coastal scene
Consumption and emission information Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid (WLTP): Fuel consumption weighted combined: 1,7 - 1,2 l/100 km; Fuel consumption with depleted battery combined: 11,7 - 10,5 l/100 km; Electric energy consumption weighted combined: 29,9 - 27,6 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions weighted combined: 39 - 27 g/km; CO₂ class weighted combined: B; CO₂ class with depleted battery: G. Panamera (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 10,5 - 9,7 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 239 - 219 g/km; CO₂ class: G. Panamera 4 (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 11,2 - 10,2 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 253 - 230 g/km; CO₂ class: G.
From speed to size, we answer the internet’s most common questions about the new 2024 Porsche Panamera
What is the Porsche Panamera?The Porsche Panamera is now in its third generation and comes with a fresh design inside and out, a range of hi-tech digital features and a greater focus on a range of new E-Hybrid engines that are both powerful and highly efficient.It was back in 2009 that the Panamera was first launched. Just like the Porsche Carrera models, the Panamera gained its name from the famed Mexican road race of the 1950s, the Carrera Panamericana. It was an apt name for a car that combined sportiness with an ability to travel great distances with ease. Let’s take a look at the highlights of the new Panamera.
Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid on an open three-lane highway
A highlight of the new Panamera is the optional Porsche Active Ride suspension system that delivers the highest levels of comfort while enhancing its sporty driving characteristics
What are the new Porsche E-Hybrid engines for the Panamera?There will be four new E-Hybrid powertrains available for the Panamera. It’s a move that satisfies the increasing demand among customers that all the boxes are ticked – to be efficient, high performing and with excellent range. At launch, this powertrain will be available in the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid in the shape of a revised 4.0-litre V8 turbo engine that’s combined with a powerful 190PS electric motor. It means a combined power output of 680PS. The Panamera and Panamera 4 models are also available at launch in March 2024. Modifications have been made to the 2.9-litre V6 turbo engine to boost pressure, fuel injection flow rate and ignition timing so that it now produces 353PS – that’s 23PS more than the previous Panamera models.
Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid at night, showing rear lighting
Four new efficient E-Hybrid powertrains have been introduced in the Panamera
What is Porsche Active Suspension Management and Porsche Active Ride?The new Panamera is both a luxury sedan and sportscar thanks, in part, to two suspension system offerings. Dual-chamber two-valve air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is fitted as standard. In a nutshell, this technology helps lessen the impact from transverse joints – the sections of a road where asphalt blocks are joined together – and other damaged bits of road, but they also help ensure the stability that a car needs for dynamic driving situations. There’s also optional all-wheel steering, which sharpens responses and stability on the road when at higher speeds.And, as an option for E-Hybrid models of the Panamera, there’s the new Porsche Active Ride suspension system. Here, Porsche has integrated newly developed active shock absorbers – again, with two-valve technology – that are each connected to an electrically operated hydraulic pump. In dynamic driving situations, Porsche Active Ride creates the kind of perfect connection to the road that makes sporty driving experiences such fun, whether you’re the driver or passenger. Porsche spent six years developing the system, which manages to be incredibly agile yet provides pure driving comfort at the same time – balancing out road imperfections by isolating them yet enhances the sport driving experience by establishing an optimum connection to the road.At the touch of a button, the innovative chassis allows the car to lean into corners, rather like a motorcyclist, and also helps combat rapid acceleration or braking by applying extra pressure to the front or rear wheels to level the car out. The same technology can also raise the car’s body to make it easier for drivers and passengers to get in and out of the vehicle.
Interior of Porsche Panamera 4 at night
Using an optional display, passengers in the Panamera can stream video – but cannot be seen by the driver in order not to distract their driving
How easily can I connect and use my smartphone with the Panamera?Today, being able to easily integrate our digital ecosystem with our vehicles is a hugely important factor when buying a new car. In the new Panamera you can conveniently connect your smartphone to the car with your Porsche ID by using a QR code in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. Several vehicle functions can be controlled using the My Porsche app within Apple CarPlay® for example, like air conditioning, seat massage and ambient lighting. It can also be controlled using the Siri® voice assistant. It’s simple to connect Android phones using Android Auto, too. Additionally, there has been a significant upgrade of assistance systems in the new Panamera. These include active speed assistant as standard, which recognises and interacts with speed limits on traffic signs when active to ensure you don’t drive faster than the appropriate limit. Elsewhere there are innovations like Porsche InnoDrive, which includes adaptive cruise control features active lane guidance and junction assist, as well as swerve assistant. And with automatic parking, a driver doesn’t even need to be in the vehicle (although they’re still responsible for any manoeuvre). The process can be monitored from your smartphone using the new Remote ParkAssist function.
Close-up of left front headlight of Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid
The optional high-resolution HD Matrix LED lighting system offers completely new features, like dedicated lane brightening
What are the design highlights of the Panamera?While the new Panamera possesses the now recognisable lines and proportions of previous models, there’s an identifiably sportier look to the third generation of the vehicle. Identifiers include an air intake at the front of the car, just above the registration plate. This is not just a design touch, it’s in response to the increased air requirements of the drive systems. Meanwhile, a redesigned window line in the sideview strengthens its four-door sporty sedan character.Inside, a driver-centric interior helps enhance the driving experience, balancing analogue and digital control elements in a convenient way. It continues through to a gear selector that’s directly to the right of the steering wheel and a mode switch for the three drive modes – Normal, Sport and Sport Plus – on the steering wheel itself. These all help focus the driver on the important job of piloting the vehicle safely and intuitively. And, for front seat passengers, the 10.9-inch optional passenger display allows them to immerse themselves in the driving experience by displaying vehicle performance data on request. They can also operate the car infotainment system and watch streamed video while the car is moving. For safety reasons, the passenger display cannot be seen from the driver’s seat.
Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid showing Porsche crest in Turbonite
An exclusive colour for the Panamera Turbo models, Turbonite is used as a contrast on features such as the Turbo logo on the tailgate and the bonnet crest
What is Turbonite, the exclusive new colour featured on Panamera Turbo models?The Panamera Turbo models are the first Porsche cars to incorporate Turbonite – a new Turbo-exclusive colour that will feature on selected exterior and interior components. Presented in a modern metallic tone, they help lend the Panamera Turbo models an even more unmistakable presence. The work of the experts at Porsche Colour & Trim, it’s the primary colour in the exclusive crest that has been designed for all Turbo models.In the Panamera Turbo models, it is further featured in the side window strips and the Turbo logo that adorns the rear of the car, as well as on the wheels and steering wheel. You’ll also see it in the interior – like the central rev counter in the instrument cluster – where it’s combined with carbon elements to reflect the sporty focus of Turbo models.
How many seats does the Panamera have and is it all-wheel drive?Panamera models have four seats as standard, although most have the option of a 4+1 layout too if required. Of the three models available at launch in March 2024, the Panamera is rear-wheel drive, while the Panamera 4 and Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid are both AWD models.How fast is the Porsche Panamera?In the case of the Panamera, it can sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds and boasts a top speed of 272km/h. The all-wheel drive Panamera 4 takes 4.8 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill and reaches 270km/h. The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 315km/h.
Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid on road, sea behind
The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 315km/h
How big is the Porsche Panamera?The new Panamera measures 5052mm in length, is 1937mm wide and 1423mm high. Where is the Porsche Panamera built?The Panamera, which was first launched in 2009, has been associated with the Porsche factory at Leipzig going all the way back to its first generation. Until 2016 it was assembled at Porsche Leipzig, but since then the complete production of the entire car now takes place here. The third generation of the Porsche Panamera continues to be built in Leipzig, which has recently introduced further modifications to the plant for the new vehicle.How much does the Porsche Panamera cost? Orders for the new Panamera are being taken now (December 2023). First deliveries will follow in March 2024. It’s worth mentioning that standard equipment on the new Panamera is even more generous than its predecessor, including LED matrix headlights, Park Assist and a new driving mode switch on the steering wheel. Two-valve, dual-chamber air suspension also comes as standard.In Germany the new Panamera will cost from €107,800, the new Panamera 4 from €111,900 and the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid starts at €192,500. In the UK the new Panamera will cost from £79,500, the new Panamera 4 from £82,500 while prices for the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid start at £141,400. Prices for the US will see the new Panamera cost from $99,900 and the Panamera 4 from $106,900. The price of the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid in the US has yet to be confirmed (as of December 2023).
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