2024 Porsche Panamera revealed, prices announced for Australia

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Meet the final new-generation Porsche Panamera sports sedan with petrol power, promising new technology and sharper handling.


The 2024 Porsche Panamera has been unveiled – with more power, new interior and updated chassis – ahead of first Australian showroom arrivals due in March next year.

While Porsche bills the 2024 Panamera as a new generation  – the third since the 2009 original – it appears to be a heavy facelift of its predecessor, with revised exterior styling and underpinnings, and a new interior.

It will be the final new Panamera generation with petrol propulsion as its successor has been confirmed to adopt electric power by the end of the decade.

Australian showroom arrivals are due to commence late in the first quarter of 2024, indicating March deliveries, with orders open now.

However there will only be two models initially, the rear-wheel-drive twin-turbo V6 petrol Panamera, and the all-wheel-drive twin-turbo V8 plug-in hybrid Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid.

It is down from 15 models in the outgoing range, across V6 and V8 engines with or without hybrid assistance, rear- or all-wheel drive, standard and long wheelbases, and sedan or Sport Turismo wagon body styles.

Drive understands the new Panamera line-up may expand at a later date, as it is broadened in Europe with further models.

Prices start from $227,000 plus on-road costs for the base Panamera – up $21,500 – while the Turbo E-Hybrid is priced from $402,300 plus on-road costs, down $29,900 on the previous Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The ‘new’ Panamera measures 5052mm long, 1937mm wide and 1423mm tall – 3mm longer than before, but identical in width and height, possibly a telltale sign that it is a facelift of the old model, rather than an all-new vehicle.

There are new front and rear fascias – with an extra air intake above the front licence plate for increased cooling – but the doors and proportions look the same as the previous model.

Porsche says the side window opening has been “redesigned”, but blink and you will miss the changes – which appear to focus on the shape of the side window behind the rear doors.

It also says the “outer edges of the rear window are flush with the contour of the body,” while further changes include new-design LED tail-lights which are now a consistent height across the tailgate.

The Turbo E-Hybrid is distinguished by body-coloured front and rear bumper inserts, dark bronze exhaust outlets, and badges, side window surrounds and interior highlights in a new colour called Turbonite.

Inside, the Panamera has had a Taycan-inspired makeover with three displays: a 12.6-inch curved digital instrument cluster, a central infotainment touchscreen, and an optional 10.9-inch touchscreen for the front passenger.

Many of the physical switches in the previous model have been replaced by touch-sensitive controls – including the climate controls, many of which have been moved into the touchscreen – but some traditional rocker switches remain for air temperature and likely fan speed.

The air vents are now adjusted electrically, the gear selector has been moved to the right of the steering wheel to free up space in the centre console, and there are controls for the drive modes (Normal, Sport, Sport Plus) and cruise control on or behind the steering wheel.

The passenger screen can stream videos, but can’t be seen from the driver’s seat to prevent distractions.

Technology available includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, matrix LED headlights with 32,000 ‘pixels’, a cooled wireless phone charging compartment, massaging and ventilated seats, fou-zone climate control, a panoramic glass roof, head-up display, Bose surround sound system, and ambient cabin lighting.

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Powering the entry-level Panamera is a revised 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 with 260kW and 500Nm – up 17kW/50Nm – good for a claimed 0-100km/h acceleration time of 5.1 seconds (down 0.2sec) and a 272km/h top speed, with rear-wheel drive.

The flagship all-wheel-drive Turbo E-Hybrid combines a 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 with a 140kW electric motor and 25.9kWh battery for combined outputs of 500kW and 930Nm, for a 3.2-second 0-100km/h time and 315km/h top speed.

Compared to the outgoing Turbo S E-Hybrid, the new model has 60Nm more torque but 15kW less power, is no quicker in 0-100km/h acceleration, and has an unchanged top speed limiter.

The 25.9kWh battery is much larger than the previous model’s 14.3kWh pack, though Porsche does not say how much electric driving range it can deliver. It can be charged to full in a claimed two hours and 39 minutes on an 11kW AC wallbox.

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All models use an eight-speed dual-clutch ‘PDK’ automatic transmission, which in the hybrid variants – of which there will eventually be four in Europe – integrates the electric motor to reduce 5kg and improve cooling to allow maximum power to be delivered for longer.

Under the skin, two-valve and dual-chamber adaptive air suspension is standard, claimed to be a new-design system that “separates the rebound and compression stages of the damper control and therefore offers an even wider range between comfort and sportiness.”

Porsche claims “the system noticeably dampens impacts from transverse joints and road damage while at the same time ensuring more body stability in dynamic driving situations.”

As an option, buyers can select a more advanced Porsche Active Ride suspension system with two-valve dampers, four electrically-operated hydraulic pumps, and single-chamber air suspension to “[keep] the body of the Panamera flat at all times.”

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“If the corresponding mode is activated, the suspension can overcompensate for pitching and rolling tendencies to reduce the acceleration forces on the occupants,” Porsche claims in its media release.

“In this setting, the new Panamera leans into the corners like a motorcycle would. It pulls the front down when accelerating and the rear when decelerating. When stationary, the Porsche Active Ride suspension system lifts the body to a comfortable entry or exit height.”

The HD matrix LED headlights are said to include 32,000 pixels each, and provide an illumination range of up to 600 metres.

The 2024 Porsche Panamera is available to order now in Australia.

2024 Porsche Panamera Australian pricing

  • Panamera rear-wheel-drive – $227,000
  • Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid all-wheel drive – $402,300

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.

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2024 Porsche Panamera standard features:

  • HD matrix LED headlights
  • Infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio
  • 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Two-valve, dual-chamber adaptive air suspension
  • Wireless phone charging with cooled compartment
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • 14-way power-adjustable ‘comfort’ front seats with memory, ventilation
  • Soft-close doors
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Bose surround sound system
  • Head-up display
  • Fine dust cabin filter with GPS-backed auto air recirculation
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Parking sensors
  • 360-degree camera

2024 Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid adds (over Panamera):

  • 21-inch Panamera SportDesign wheels
  • Rear-wheel steering
  • Torque vectoring
  • Ioniser including carbon fine dust sensor
  • Electric roll-up sunblind for rear-side windows

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020.

Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines at a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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