Porsche Panamera (2021) Revealed


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  • 2021 Porsche Panamera prices slashed across the range
  • Range-topping Turbo S replaces Turbo S E-Hybrid
  • V6 models swap 3.0-litre for 2.9-litre
  • New mid-range Panamera 4 E-Hybrid now the only electrified option
The 2021 Porsche Panamera has been officially unveiled, with the model line-up receiving a big shake-up.

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Prices across the range have been slashed, with the entry-level Panamera now $19,100 cheaper than the outgoing model, while the new range-topping Turbo S is cheaper than the previous Turbo S E-Hybrid – by a whopping $63,400.

If Turbo S buyers are missing the benefits of the plug-in hybrid powertrain of the previous flagship model, they could purchase a Mini Electric with the savings and still walk away with change in their pocket.
But it's under the bonnet where the most attention has been given to the Panamera range, with V8 and hybrid models enjoying healthy power upgrades.

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The Turbo S doesn't quite match the previous Turbo S E-Hybrid it replaces, with the 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 delivering 463kW and 820Nm, compared with the 500kW/850Nm of the previous flagship. However, it is quicker in a straight line.

The 0-100km/h time for the Turbo S comes in at a claimed 3.1 seconds, and as reported earlier this month, broke its class lap record at the iconic Nurburgring racing circuit.


Sitting below the Turbo S is the GTS, using a detuned version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Its 353kW/620Nm gets the car from zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds – 0.2 seconds slower than the 4S E-Hybrid, despite sitting above it in the model range.

The spring cleaning continues, with both the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid having been dropped from the line-up, replaced by a single electrified option: the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid.
The new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid puts out a total of 412kW from its 2.9-litre twin-turbo hybrid V6.

The V6 itself produces 331kW, while the electric motor adds up to 100kW – powered by a 17.9kWh battery pack. Using all-wheel-drive traction, the 4S E-Hybrid reaches 100km/h from a standstill in a claimed 3.7 seconds.


Porsche says this plug-in hybrid system is completely new, and provides 30 per cent more driving range than the outgoing models.

The base Panamera and Panamera 4 models change from a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 to a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 – all while maintaining the same 243kW/450Nm as the previous engines.


The rear-wheel-drive Panamera does the 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed 5.6 seconds, while the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 does it in a claimed 5.3 seconds.

The Panamera 4 can also be optioned in a long-wheelbase Executive spec, which adds 15cm to the body length, and 0.1 second to the claimed acceleration time.

Those needing more practicality can choose a Sport Turismo – a svelte wagon version of the Panamera – in either Panamera 4 or GTS specifications.

All Panamera models are fitted with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The hybrid and V8 models come standard with the Sport Chrono package, while V6 models can option this for $3950. The chronograph clock fitted to the centre of the dash matches a new range of wristwatches from Porsche Design.

Though standard on the Turbo S, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid and GTS can be optioned with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport with Torque Vectoring Plus for an additional $9870.
Also standard on the Turbo S is rear-axle steering, but can be optioned across the range for $3750.

The Turbo S is fitted with ceramic brake discs coupled with 10-piston calipers in the front, while the rest of the Panamera line-up just gets six-piston calipers up front. All models have four-piston calipers in the rear.

Inside, and the 2021 range benefits from an updated infotainment system with live traffic information and wireless Apple CarPlay.

The GTS gets an Alcantara interior as standard (unavailable in other models), while V6 models get embossed leather in black or grey. Smooth leather, while standard on the Turbo S, can be optioned on V6 models in an additional two colours for $7470.

All Australian models come standard with lane keep assist, radar cruise control, and park assist with 360-degree camera.

While standard on higher-end models previously, all Panamera variants now also gain speed-sensitive steering, front ventilated seats, lane change assist, adaptive LED headlights, head-up display, and soft-close doors.

The 4S E-Hybrid and variants above gain an air purifier, and the Turbo S gets 18-way electric sports seats – an extra $2950 to option in other trim levels.

Styling has been subtly tweaked, with a revised front bumper, side cooling openings, and lights – but few will notice the differences in the real world.

Three new 20- and 21-inch wheels have been added to the Panamera's option catalogue, making a total of ten wheel designs available to buyers.

All Panamera models come with a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 4S E-Hybrid gets an additional eight-year battery warranty.

The 2021 Porsche Panamera is available to order now, with deliveries to commence in December 2020.

2021 Porsche Panamera pricing
  • Panamera (no badge) RWD – $199,500 (down $19,200)
  • Panamera 4 AWD – $209,700 (down $19,300)
  • Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD – $217,000 (down $19,300)
  • Panamera 4 Executive AWD – $219,200
  • Panamera 4S E-Hybrid AWD – $292,300
  • Panamera GTS AWD – $309,500 (down $57,200)
  • Panamera GTS Sport Turismo AWD – $316,800 (down $57,200)
  • Panamera Turbo S AWD – $409,500
Note: all prices exclude on-road costs.

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2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Revealed with 689 HP

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If you want the power of a Porsche that seats more than two comfortably that isn’t an SUV, the Panamera has been the go-to car from the German automaker. For those looking for speed and precision that can be shared with a group, Porsche took the wraps off three updated versions of the Panamera including the 689-hp Turbo S E-Hybrid, the second most powerful Porsche available for sale.

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The plug-in Turbo S E-Hybrid sports a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes 563 horsepower (compared to the 550 hp in the previous version of the vehicle) combined with an electric 134-hp motor, bringing the total to 689 horsepower. Porsche says a Sport Chrono package on the sedan and Sport Turismo variants of the vehicle will allow it to hit 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. The Executive version will get to 60 in 3.1 seconds. All will have a top speed of 196 mph.

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The automaker also shared details of the updated 2021 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The vehicle will house a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. It will also receive the 134-hp electric motor. The 4 E-Hybrid with the Sport Chrono package is clamed to go from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, besting the previous version of the car by 0.2 second.

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This brings Porsche’s Panamera plug-in-hybrid count to three including the already unveiled Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. Each is available as a sedan, a long-wheelbase Executive model, or a wagonesque Sport Turismo. All versions have received an updated battery with a capacity increase from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh.

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On the traditional side, the 2021 Panamera 4S makes 449 horsepower from its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. The Sport Chrono package will push it from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, Porsche claims, with a top speed of 183 mph.

All the new models feature Porsche’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK), and all will be available at dealerships next spring. Order books are open, but pricing has not yet been announced.

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