Unlike Porsche’s sports cars, the Panamera Turbo luxury-sports sedan is powered by an engine that’s mounted in the front—and it’s a powerful, twin-turbo V-8. All-wheel drive is standard and an optional plug-in hybrid system, called E-Hybrid, boosts power further to around 680 horsepower. An adaptive suspension system allows you to adjust the ride, so whether you’re carving corners or shuttling a friend to the airport, you’ll have just the right setup. The interior sports a posh design, a generous trunk, and plenty of tech. A digital gauge display and a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen are combined in a single curved glass panel on the dashboard—a feature shared with the Cayenne SUV. Unlike that crossover though, the Panamera Turbo wraps everything in a sleek, low-slung passenger-car body that looks every bit a four-door Porsche sports car. There’s also a standard, less-powerful Panamera model, and we review that version separately.
What’s New for 2024?
The Panamera Turbo receives a redesign for 2024, but from what we can tell from a test drive of two prototypes, its changes amount to tweaks rather than an overhaul.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
It’s still too early to know exactly which options Porsche will offer on the Panamera Turbo, or how much each model might cost, but we suspect it will adhere closely to the 2023 model’s structure. When we find out more, we’ll update this story with those details and make a recommendation on which one to buy.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
While we expect the refreshed Panamera Turbo to still offer a nonhybrid turbocharged V-8 powertrain, the only version we’ve been able to sample so far is the E-Hybrid model, which pairs a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with a plug-in hybrid system for what we expect to be 680 horsepower. The acceleration this model provides is impressive, and Porsche says 62 mph can be dispatched in as little as 3.3 seconds. An all-out Turbo S E-Hybrid model is also likely, perhaps with as much as 750 horsepower, which should prove even quicker. When we find out more about the Panamera Turbo’s powertrains, we’ll update this story with details.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
E-Hybrid models come with a 20.6-kWh battery pack which should provide around 26 miles of electric driving per charge. An 11-kW onboard charger is said to allow the battery to be replenished in about three hours when plugged into a Level 2 public charger.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
We expect that the Panamera Turbo’s interior will be offered with plenty of high-end options, so you should be able to order it decked out with luxuries or leave it relatively spartan. But no matter what, you’re getting a spacious sedan that’ll fit four adults and their luggage for a weekend road trip.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A fully digital dashboard comes standard on all models and includes a large, curved glass panel that houses both a digital gauge display and a touchscreen infotainment system running Porsche’s most up-to-date software. We expect to see wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a premium stereo system, wireless smartphone charging, and more.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage