The German carmaker will reveal the third-generation Panamera at the Icons of Porsche Festival in Dubai on November 24, 2023. The sports sedan will be on exhibit for festival attendees on November 25–26, 2023. But prior to its global debut, the next Panamera sedan is presently undergoing final test drives in Barcelona. According to the official press release, the main focus of these tests is the powertrain, which has a new Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), and the newly constructed chassis with active damper control. The redesigned Panamera will offer four E-Hybrid models as opposed to the three PHEVs offered by the current model. Let's have a quick read to learn more about the most recent Panamera sedan updates.
2024 Porsche Panamera: Powertrain
The soon-to-be outgoing vehicle is offered in three plug-in hybrid versions (PHEVs): a 2.9-litre 449bhp E-Hybrid, a 544bhp S-EHybrid, and a 4.0-litre V8 Turbo S-EHybrid with a combined 681bhp. Porsche hasn't released any specific information on the upcoming fourth plug-in hybrid Panamera, but it has stated that it will be a high-performance variant that fits well into the car's versatile lineup.
Dr Thomas Friemuth, head of the Panamera product line commented on the updated range “After already offering three E-Hybrids for the second Panamera generation, we will be adding a fourth plug-in hybrid in the new Panamera. This is our response to the enormous demand from our customers. In some countries, the proportion of E-Hybrids in the Panamera is almost 100%. The new derivative is a high-performance model that fits perfectly into the versatile line-up,”
Porsche calculated the results of the testing and came to the conclusion that the prototypes could be driven up to 70% more efficiently on electricity than the previous model. As a result, a new dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic transmission (PDK) with a more powerful electric motor will be fitted to all E-Hybrid vehicles. A 25.9kWh battery pack will provide power for the e-motor.
The German company asserts that even though the new hybrids' batteries are bigger, they would charge more quickly due to a new 11kW onboard charger. The current six-cylinder PHEV vehicles only come equipped with a 3.6kW charger, though a 7.4 kW charger is available.
Regarding the combustion engines, they have already been created to adhere to the Euro 7 standards, which will be in place starting in 2025.
2024 Porsche Panamera: Suspension Modifications
In addition to the completely revised engine selection, the brand asserts that the new Panamera will have a wide range of extra amenities, including an optional high-end chassis with active damper control. A semi-active chassis and brand-new two-valve shock absorbers that, in Porsche's opinion, can independently control the compression and rebound stages will come standard. This will greatly widen the chassis tuning range in the new standard chassis between comfortable and high-performance.
“With the active chassis, we are setting new standards. We could feel this on every meter of our test drives – very comfortable on the cobblestones in Barcelona harbour, and highly dynamic and agile on the winding country roads outside the city. An incomparably wide range,” commented Thomas Friemuth.
2024 Porsche Panamera: Global Unveiling
As mentioned, the new-generation Porsche Panamera will be showcased at the Icons of Porsche Festival in Dubai on November 24, 2023. More details on the sportscar are expected to emerge closer to the global premiere.