The third-generation 2024 Porsche Panamera has been unveiled. Well, Porsche calls it the third generation, but how much has changed? Let’s take a side-by-side look at the 2024 Porsche Panamera and its predecessor.
The 2024 Porsche Panamera measures 5,052 mm in length (5,202 mm for the Executive version), 1,937 mm in width, and 1,423 mm in height (1,428 mm for the Executive), while wheelbase is yet to be disclosed. Its dimensions are similar to before, just three mm longer than its predecessor.
A notable addition of an extra air intake above the number plate, addressing the increased air demand of the drive systems. The redesigned window line enhances the sedan character, while the rear window's outer edges align with the body contour.
Porsche aims to elevate its 'Turbo' moniker into a standalone variant, marking the beginning with the new Panamera. Turbo variants feature a rear apron with painted diffuser panels, a unique body-coloured front apron, chrome-plated tailpipes in dark bronze, and optional centre-lock wheels.
The Turbo-exclusive colour, Turbonite, extends its presence to side window strips, the Turbo logo, and various interior elements.
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Under the bonnet, the third-generation Panamera introduces four E-Hybrid powertrains to meet growing demand. The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid, featuring a revised 4.0-litre V8 turbo engine and a new 190 PS electric motor, achieves a combined output of 680 PS and 930 Nm, propelling it from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h.
The integration of the electric motor into the redesigned eight-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox contributes to weight savings, optimizing the electric drive unit's heat balance. The hybrid model boasts an electric range of up to 91 km in the combined WLTP cycle, complemented by a 2-hour and 39-minute charging time with the new 11 kW onboard AC charger.
For those not requiring the Turbo E-Hybrid's power, the Panamera and Panamera 4 variants are also available, featuring an improved 2.9-liter V6 turbocharged engine that generates 353 PS and 500 Nm, which is 23 PS/50 Nm more than before.
Standard features include Matrix LED headlights and an optional HD Matrix LED lighting system, which is said to offer advanced visibility with features like dedicated lane brightening and an illumination range of up to 600 metres.
Also standard is the dual-chamber two-valve air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), offering a broad spectrum between comfort and sportiness.
Optionally, all-wheel steering enhances the car's handling, while Porsche Active Ride active suspension, available for E-Hybrid models, is said to offer an unprecedented balance between driving comfort and dynamics.
Inside, Porsche says the interior emphasises the ideal balance between digital and analog controls, with a focus on elements crucial for the driver.
A highlight is the optional 10.9-inch passenger display, allowing access to vehicle performance data, infotainment control, and video streaming during motion - all designed to keep the driver focused by ensuring the display is not visible from their seat.
In the tech realm, the Panamera introduces a seamless log-in process with a personal Porsche ID, facilitated by scanning a QR code displayed in the PCM with a smartphone. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enhance connectivity, with iOS users benefitting from integrated vehicle functions in Apple CarPlay.
Driver assistance systems include an active speed assistant that interacts with traffic signs, preventing the vehicle from exceeding speed limits automatically.
The Panamera's InnoDrive, with adaptive cruise control, now features active lane guidance and junction assist, along with a new swerve assistant. The Remote ParkAssist function allows auto parking without the driver being inside the car.
The 2024 Porsche Panamera will be made at the Leipzig plant in Germany, with European deliveries set to commence next year in March.
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