Porsche Panamera: the third one is almost ready

The third generation of the Porsche Panamera, codenamed G3, will be unveiled at the Icons of Porsche Festival in Dubai on November 24, 2023. The German automaker has announced the completion of road testing and has released images of lightly camouflaged prototypes. The Porsche Panamera G3 will remain in production until 2031 and will be the last version with internal combustion engines. In 2027, Porsche will introduce the electric Panamera, and both versions will be offered in parallel for a few years.

BOLDER DESIGN – As for the changes to the Porsche Panamera, it’s still early for all the details, but there are noticeable differences, although they won’t completely overhaul the design introduced in the second generation in 2016. The Panamera’s distinctive proportions, which combine the low and sleek look of a coupe with the practicality of a sedan, remain. However, based on the photos, it appears that the new generation will have slightly wider fenders, more muscular sides, revised bumpers and fascia, and new headlights.

GOODBYE TO SPORT TURISMO – Speaking of body styles, there are indications that the Sport Turismo variant, the sporty station wagon, will be discontinued. This model only accounted for about 10% of Panamera sales, with the primary market being China, where two-thirds of deliveries occur.

PLENTY OF PLUG-IN HYBRIDS – The Panamera’s engine lineup will undergo a complete overhaul, going from three to four plug-in hybrid versions (E-Hybrid). The latest addition, the Turbo E-Hybrid, which is expected to have 680 hp by combining a V8 engine with an electric motor, replaces the Turbo S and will join the Panamera 4 2.9 with 353 hp, the base version, which has also received a power boost. By the end of 2024, the Turbo S E-Hybrid with 750 hp is expected to arrive.

INCREASED RANGE FOR PLUG-INS – All plug-in hybrid versions will see improved performance and a 70% increase in electric range, estimated at around 85 km (about 53 miles). This is made possible by a new, compact, and lightweight electric motor integrated into the housing of the new dual-clutch transmission and a next-generation battery with a capacity of up to 25.9 kWh. Faster charging is also enabled with an 11 kW onboard charger, reducing charging times.

CHASSIS IMPROVEMENTS – Alongside the performance upgrades, Porsche has also refined the Panamera’s dynamic capabilities by introducing new pneumatic suspension, which combines single-chamber air springs with two-valve shock absorbers, and a next-generation active chassis control system (optional) that adapts to driving style and road conditions. The steering has been revised for a more progressive response while still maintaining a sporty feel. Porsche aimed to prioritize comfort without sacrificing sporty driving characteristics. Comfort is further enhanced by new seats designed to offer greater depth and body support, as well as a complete redesign of acoustic insulation.

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