The third generation of Porsche Panamera has already hit the streets for its first test session. A prototype of the sports sedan from the Zuffenhausen house was in fact spotted for the first time with a series of small evolutionary changes from an aesthetic point of view. But if the designs should at least largely reflect that of the current model generation, the new Panamera will enjoy a more extensive overhaul of the engine rangewhich will however continue to focus on internal combustion engines.
According to the latest rumors reported by Autocar, the new generation of the German sports sedan will be equipped with a series of updated petrol engines, all with heavily reworked exhaust systems and with a optimized software to meet the upcoming Euro 7 emissions regulations. There will be room for electrification, however, as expected: and so, together with the updated versions of today’s 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo and 4.0-liter V8 engines, accompanied by solutions mild-hybrid from 48 V, the new Panamera seems to be destined to adopt a plug-in hybrid powertrain state-of-the-art, the same expected for the next Cayenne SUV. The specifics of this solution remain unknown to date, but it seems established that both the thermal and electrical components of this powertrain will be accompanied by a high-capacity battery pack and newly developed software that will ensure faster charging times.
Furthermore, all variants of the current Panamera, therefore 4 E-Hybrid, 4S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid at the top of the range, should boast a significantly higher overall power in the new model generation. The zero-emission driving range of the next plug-in hybrid Panamera is also heading towards an increase, which today is capable of reaching 50 kilometers. Updates are also planned from a technological and connectivity point of view, one above all the introduction of a further developed version of the system Porsche Communication Management with 5G data compatibility.
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