Powertrains: 348-horsepower, turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 or 670-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter hybrid V-8; eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; rear- or all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2024
Porsche’s Panamera enters its third generation with a redesigned model set to hit U.S. showrooms in the spring of 2024. The Sport Turismo wagon body style drops from the lineup, and it takes a close examination to tell the difference between the second- and third-generation hatchbacks from the outside. Appearances aside, though, Porsche has packed the new car with loads of trick tech — and, of course, power.
Measuring 198.9 inches long, 76.3 inches wide and 56 inches high, the 2024 Panamera’s basic dimensions are similar to its predecessor’s. The air intakes in the front are slightly larger than before; a thin slit above the front license plate is new; and squared-off headlights — LEDs are standard for 2024 — sit slightly more proudly from the hood. Mostly, though, what distinguishes the 2024 Panamera from the outgoing generation is under the skin.
An air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive shock absorbers is standard. Rear-wheel steering is available, and hybrid Panameras offer Porsche Active Ride, with new active shocks the company claims offer a wider spread of comfort and performance settings. Driven by a hydraulic pump, this setup can, in Porsche’s words, “overcompensate pitch and roll movements,” leaning the car into turns, forward under acceleration and back under braking. We’re excited to plant a cup of coffee in a cupholder and see just how extreme the movements are.
Porsche will offer the Panamera with a choice of V-6 and V-8 engines, although, so far, the company is only sharing details on the base V-6 and Turbo E-Hybrid. Eventually, Porsche says it will offer four different E-Hybrid powertrains; our guess is they will again be rear- and all-wheel-drive V-6s as well as AWD Turbo and Turbo S variants. The base Panamera still uses a turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6, although revised tuning nets gains of 23 horsepower and 37 pounds-feet of torque over 2023, for totals of 348 hp and 368 pounds-feet, respectively. All Panamera engines are mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the rear-drive Panamera will accelerate to 60 mph in 5 seconds and hit a top speed of 169 mph, while the AWD Panamera 4 will hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and top out at 168 mph.
Battery capacity for the Panamera hybrids increases from 17.9 kilowatt-hours to 25.9 kWh. Porsche claims an accompanying increase in electric-only range of 70%. The 2023 Turbo S E-Hybrid only managed 17 miles on juice alone, so expect the 2024 model to come close to, if not surpass, 30 miles.
In addition to the electric motor, the 2024 Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid packs a revamped twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. Total system output of 670 hp and 658 pounds-feet should fling the plug-in to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat and on to a top speed of 195 mph.
Simplified Interior, Updated Safety Tech
Since the Panamera debuted in 2009, its center console has been a busy place, packed with buttons and switches. The 2024 model’s is massively cleaned up, with even the gear selector moved to the dashboard, just behind the steering wheel. Porsche has yet to share many details of the Panamera’s digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system, but it does say a 10.9-inch passenger screen will be available. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a wireless charging pad are standard.
Porsche has updated many of the car’s safety features, as well. The adaptive cruise control integrates traffic sign recognition and can automatically adjust the car’s speed accordingly. The lane departure steering assist system is updated, and emergency steering assist is also available. The optional Remote ParkAssist not only enables the Panamera to automatically enter or exit a parking space, but allows it to do so with the driver outside of the vehicle.
Availability and Pricing
The 2024 Porsche Panamera will arrive at dealerships in the spring of 2024 — or V-6 models will, anyway; Porsche will announce timing and pricing for the Turbo E-Hybrid later. With RWD, the V-6 Panamera will start at $101,550; the AWD Panamera 4 will start at $108,550 (prices include $1,650 destination fee).