The new-generation Porsche Panamera sedan is in the first stage of testing now. It should debut in the 3rd quarter of next year and go on sale in Europe by the end of 2023.
The Porsche Panamera Mk3 (972) is being tested now, Autocar informs. The first test mules have caught the eye of spy photographers.
While the exterior design is likely to be evolutionary, with no dramatic changes, we expect that more significant modifications will be under the hood.
This is about the revision of the engine lineup (gasoline twin-turbo V6 and V8 mild-hybrid ones) to make them more capable and powerful, as well as an upgrade of the exhaust system and software to meet the EURO 7 emission standard.
A current plug-in hybrid powertrain should be also improved. The 4 E-Hybrid, 4S E-Hybrid, and Turbo S E-Hybrid versions will get updated engines and electric motors, possibly a larger battery pack, and, respectively, a longer driving range.
Moreover, it’s logical to expect technological updates. In particular, the Porsche Communication Management system will be available to the next Panamera in its newest variant (5G compatibility).
Photo: Current 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid