The Porsche Panamera is one of the most versatile and dynamic luxury cars on the market, combining the performance of a sports car with the comfort and practicality of a sedan. For 2024, the German automaker has given the Panamera a comprehensive update beyond cosmetic changes. We looked at the new Panamera and its features, and here is what we learned.
New Design and Technology
The 2024 Panamera has a refreshed exterior design emphasizing its sporty and elegant character. The front end features new LED matrix headlights with a distinctive four-point signature, a revised bumper with larger air intakes, and a more prominent hood. The rear end has a redesigned LED light strip that runs across the car's entire width, a new diffuser, and a restyled spoiler. The Panamera also offers new wheel designs and colors, as well as a new Sport Design package that adds black accents and a more aggressive look.
The interior of the Panamera has also been upgraded with new technology and materials. The dashboard has a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as online navigation and voice control. The instrument cluster has a new 7-inch digital display that shows various driving information and assistance systems. The center console has a new touch-sensitive panel that replaces the previous physical buttons, and the steering wheel has new multifunction controls. The Panamera also boasts new leather and wood options, as well as improved sound insulation and ambient lighting.
New Powertrains and Performance
The 2024 Panamera has a revised lineup of powertrains that offer more power and efficiency. The base model has a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 325 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 25 horsepower and 22 lb-ft over the previous model. The Panamera 4 has the same engine but with all-wheel drive, while the Panamera 4S has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers 420 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 20 horsepower and 15 lb-ft over the previous model. The Porsche Panamera GTS has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 480 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 20 horsepower and 22 lb-ft over the previous model.
The Panamera also offers four plug-in hybrid variants that combine a gas engine with an electric motor and a 25.9-kWh battery pack. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and an electric motor that together produce 375 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 25 horsepower and 26 lb-ft over the previous model. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and an electric motor that together produce 470 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 70 horsepower and 81 lb-ft over the previous model. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor that together produce 690 horsepower and 642 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 80 horsepower and 37 lb-ft over the previous model. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is a wagon version of the Turbo S E-Hybrid that offers more cargo space and versatility.
The 2024 Panamera has improved performance and handling thanks to a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a new adaptive air suspension, a new rear-axle steering system, and a new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system that adjusts the damping force of each wheel individually. The Panamera also has a new Sport Chrono package that adds a sport mode, a launch control function, and a sport response button that boosts the power and responsiveness of the car for a short period of time. The Panamera can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.0 seconds (Turbo S E-Hybrid models) and reach a top speed of up to 196 mph (GTS models).