While the Panamera isn’t the first the first four-door from Porsche, it certainly raised a lot of interest when it was first showcased back in 2009. The Panamera was a “what if” situation that actually came true. Fourteen years later, the Panamera has entered its third generation, and it sees a host of new upgrades.
In terms of looks, the new Panamera is more of an evolution, and follows the typical Porsche design language of not straying apart from the core. Nonetheless, there is still some freshness to the way it looks. For example, the front fascia has been redone and gets a new nose, along with new headlights that resemble the ones on the new Cayenne. The sides and rear too have been tweaked, albeit subtly, but you’ll know it has been tweaked.
While the 2024 Panamera is offered with a choice of hybrid and non-hybrid powertrains, along with all-wheel and rear-wheel driven options, Porsche has not specified the ones that have made it here yet. Interestingly, the Porsche India website showcases the 4-litre twin-turbo V8 hybrid, which churns out a combined 670 bhp and 94.83 kgm of torque, paired to the eight-speed PDK transmission. Triple digits take a claimed 3.2 seconds, and the Panamera maxes out at 315 kmph. It also claims to cover 91 km in all-electric mode.
Globally, there’s also a 2.9-litre V6 powertrain with 348 bhp and 50.98 kgm of torque, which is an increase of 22 bhp and 5 kgm over the outgoing car.
The interiors of the Panamera have come straight off the Taycan and the new Cayenne, featuring the same 12.6-inch instrument cluster, a 10.9-inch touch screen, and a passenger display as well. The party trick in the new Panamera’s arsenal is the active suspension that will be offered in the Turbo variants, which we aren’t certain if it’ll arrive here or not. The active suspension, or as Porsche calls it, ‘Active Ride’, basically uses a single-chamber air suspension with a two-valve damper, connected to an electronically-driven hydraulic pump. Some other equipment include rear-axle steering, remote parking assist, 18-way power adjustable front sport seats, 14-speaker Bose surround sound system, and voice commands among others.
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