The Porsche Panamera was introduced in 2009 as the Stuttgart-based brand’s first-ever four-door car model. It entered its second generation in 2017, and Porsche revised the car’s styling in 2021.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, the Panamera gets a new infotainment system that includes Android Auto smartphone integration and offers Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The Panamera is offered in base (RWD), 4 (AWD), and E-Hybrid AWD drivetrains. You can also upgrade to Executive, Platinum Edition, 4S, 4S E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo S, and Turbo S E-Hybrid trim levels with extra luxury and performance features. There’s also a Sport Turismo station wagon body style available in certain trims.
In lower-end trims, power is from a 2.9L turbo V6; E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid uses that engine too, but adds an electric motor for extra performance and some electric-only driving range; GTS and Turbo S get a 4.0L turbo V8.
In all trims and with all drivetrains, the transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch unit.
The Panamera’s base model comes with 19-inch wheels, partial leather upholstery, heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a panoramic roof, a power tailgate, auto on/off LED headlights, and rain-sensing wipers. You also get lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, passive keyless entry, two-zone A/C, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, and a 10-speaker stereo, wireless phone charging, and navigation.
You can add 14- and 18-way seats as stand-alone options; a premium package brings four-zone A/C, heated rear seats, air suspension, surround-sound audio, 14-way seats, ventilated front seats, and dynamic headlights. The assistance package gains adaptive cruise control, surround-view cameras with park assist, and a head-up display.
Porsche’s fuel consumption estimates for the Panamera start at 12.8/9.8 L/100 km (city/highway) for the 4S configuration; the thirstiest gas-only version is the GTS Sport Touring, at 15.7/11.8 L/100 km.
Ratings for the E-Hybrid powertrain are 11.4/10.0 L/100 km when running as a gas-electric hybrid, and 4.5 Le/100 km in pure electric mode. Turbo S E-Hybrid is rated for 13.2/10.8 L/100 km in hybrid mode, and 4.9 Le/100 km in EV driving. Porsche estimates the E-Hybrid’s electric-only range at 31 km.