All set to celebrate its world premiere in November, the all-new Porsche Panamera is completing its final test drives in Barcelona.
According to Porsche, the engineers are checking the final details of the new model generation. The sports saloon has already completed the majority of the test procedures, during which the four-door sports car demonstrated its qualities on four continents.
Previously, tests in the US checked the drivetrain performance at high altitudes and low oxygen levels, or verified the performance of the engine-cooling system and the air conditioning in extreme heat. In Scandinavia, the Panamera was driven at very low temperatures; in South Africa, it mastered difficult road conditions; and in Asia, the high air humidity and hours of stop-and-go traffic in megacities posed particular challenges for the overall package.
After already offering three E-Hybrids for the second Panamera generation, Porsche will be adding a fourth plug-in hybrid in the new Panamera, which will be a high-performance model.
The basis of all E-Hybrid models of the new Panamera is a new, more powerful electric motor that is now completely integrated in the transmission housing of the new dual clutch transmission. It offers higher drivetrain and recuperation performance values than its predecessor at a lower weight.
Its energy is provided by a high voltage battery with a significantly higher capacity of 25.9 kWh. An on-board charger with a power of 11 kW shortens the charging time despite the increased energy content.
Fundamental revisions of the combustion engines facilitate additional efficiency and performance. All the drivetrains in the new Panamera are prepared for future emission standards.
Along with its comprehensively revised engine range, the new Panamera incorporates other new developments. For the first time the Panamera has an optional high-end chassis with active damper control and a wide range of additional functions.
The new Panamera is also equipped with a semi-active chassis with new two-valve shock absorbers as standard, which can regulate the compression and rebound stages independently of each other. This significantly expands the range between comfortable and high-performance chassis tuning in the new standard chassis as well.
During the test drives, the last finishing touches will be made to the new Panamera before its world premiere. Porsche is presenting the third generation of the four-door sports car at the Icons of Porsche Festival in Dubai on 24 November 2023.