It’s still a secret: the third generation of the Porsche Panamera will be launched in early 2024. The luxurious sports sedan stays with V6 and V8 combustion engines. Four plug-in hybrids are planned for the future – the Turbo S E-Hybrid should break the 700 hp limit. What will become of the GTS?
At the end of 2023, the cloth should fall from the Porsche Panamera 2024, which, parallel to the electric counterpart Taycan, will continue to offer the choice between the classic and the all-electric drive solution. The market launch could be in spring 2024. The luxury liner, known internally as the “972”, continues the familiar design language. Similar to the iconic 911, whose proportions have only been carefully changed with each renewal, the Panamera itself has become an unmistakable type, which the 2016 model change to the current second-generation took the “hump” off.
The high roof in the rear area, which is untypical for Porsche, is said to have been due to the seated giant Wendelin Wiedeking, who wanted to travel comfortably in the rear of “his” top model. New front and rear aprons are in the making, and there are new headlights at the front and also new ones at the rear, which are narrower than before. As before, a wide strip of LED lights will emphasize the entire width of the Porsche Panamera 2024. The dimensions of almost 5.05 meters long, 1.43 meters high, and 2.17 meters wide will not change much.
Purists are comforted – the Porsche Panamera 2024 will not become an electrician. Porsche is making its greats fit for the future. Instead of three hybrids, there will even be four in the future. The current range of plug-in hybrids starts with the 462 hp (340 kW) 4 E-Hybrid, the 560 hp (412 kW) 4S E-Hybrid, and the 700 hp (515 kW) Turbo S E-Hybrid. Hybrid, which at currently 194,650 euros (as of May 2022) also marks the top of the series in terms of price.
While the two smaller drives are based on 2.9-liter V6 cylinders supported by electric motors, the top model has a 4.0-liter V8 in the powerful bow. Its performance is likely to increase again with the model change so that there is space underneath for a fourth variant with up to 650 hp (478 kW). In general, all powertrains, including that of the still conceivable Panamera GTS, will be revised.
These include even more powerful batteries, modified electric motors, and the software, which has also been heavily revised. Here the technicians have a special focus on reducing loading times. As far as the other drives are concerned, the 2.9-liter six and the 4.0-liter eight-cylinder should be more economical and produce fewer emissions. Both drives are considered fully future-proof. With the upcoming Porsche Panamera 2024, the range of combustion engines is secured until the end of the decade.