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Porsche Korea Officially Launches the Third Model Generation of the New Panamera

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 4:04 pm
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Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) officially launched the third model generation of the luxury sedan Panamera with even more powerful drive systems. At the launch, showcasing the Panamera 4 and Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid, as well as the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, will be introduced this year in Korea.

The third model generation of the new Panamera is characterized by a wider range of digital features, a striking design, and a broader spectrum between dynamic performance and driving comfort. The profile is enhanced by a fundamentally modernized operating concept and plenty of innovative technology. More powerful E-Hybrid powertrains and a new high-specification suspension system underline the claim to offer the most dynamic sedan in the segment.

Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann said, "With its unique blend of sports car performance and luxury sedan comfort, the Panamera is the epitome of luxury sports sedans and a symbol for the brand’s evolution and innovation." He also stated, "With its extensively upgraded engine, attractive design, and optimized digital experience, the refined third model generation of the Panamera will assert its dominance within the luxury market of Korea."

At the official launch event held in the Dynasty Hall of the Shilla Hotel located in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 2nd, the unveiling of the new Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid and Panamera 4 took place, garnering significant attention.

On this day, Thomas Friemuth, Vice President of the Panamera Product Line at Porsche AG, personally introduced the new Panamera and emphasized the importance of the Korean market. He stated, "With its technological innovation and advanced design, the new Panamera embodies the perfect balance between a sporty lifestyle and a comfortable, luxurious travel, indicating the direction in which Porsche pursues.” He added, “We present this distinguished model in Korea with great pleasure, as it is a market where customer requirements and our brand values harmonize very well.”

Last year, Porsche Korea sold 1,818 units of the Panamera, securing its position as the third-largest market globally.

At Porsche, the right drivetrain is imperative for optimum performance. The new model of the Panamera has a completely upgraded engine range with a state-of-the-art focus on sustainable drivetrains and efficiency.

To optimise boost pressure, fuel injection flow rate, and ignition timing, the Panamera 4 upgraded its performance of the 2.9-litre V6 turbo engine. It now has a maximum output of 360 PS and a torque of 51kg∙m. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds, with a top speed of 270 km/h.

The ‘Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid’ is the new and fourth plug-in hybrid model of the Panamera generation. The new derivative is a high-performance model that fits perfectly into the versatile Porsche line-up.

The heart of the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid’s powertrain is a fundamentally revised four-litre V8 turbo engine. The output of the newly developed electric motor is 190 (PS). Together, they create a system output of 680 (PS). The system torque reaches an impressive 94.9kg∙m. The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid sprints to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and boasts a top speed of 315 km/h. Its battery capacity is now 25.9 kWh. This enables an equivalent electric range of up to 91 kilometres in the combined WLTP cycle or 83–93 km in the city cycle. A new 11 kW on-board AC charger shortens the charging time at suitable charging points to 2 hours and 39 minutes.

The new Panamera already comes with dual-chamber two-valve air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. The two-valve technology separates the rebound and compression stages of the damper control and therefore offers an even wider range between comfort and sportiness.

The innovative Porsche Active Ride suspension system is available as an option for the turbo E-Hybrid model of the new Panamera. This system surpasses other suspension concepts in all relevant parameters and offers an unprecedented range between driving comfort and driving dynamics. The basis for this is newly developed active shock absorbers – also with two-valve technology – each connected to an electrically operated hydraulic pump.

The chassis keeps the body of the Panamera flat at all times, even during dynamic braking, steering and acceleration manoeuvres. With a smooth ride, the system absorbs bumps almost completely. In dynamic driving situations, the Porsche Active Ride suspension system ensures a perfect connection to the road thanks to a balanced distribution of wheel loads.

The new Panamera measures 5,050 mm in length and is 1,935 mm wide and 1,425 mm high. Its fundamentally revamped appearance lends the sports sedan an even more expressive and sporting look. Up front, an additional air intake compensates for the increased air requirement of the drive systems. The redesigned window line in the side view reinforces the sedan character of the four-door sports car. The outer edges of the rear window are flush with the contour of the body, creating harmonious lines at the rear of the car.

The Porsche Driver Experience cockpit concept features the ideal balance between digital and analogue control elements and positions the input and output elements essential for driving along the driver’s axis. The gear selector lever is directly to the right of the steering wheel. The mode switch for the Normal, Sport and Sport Plus driving programmes and the assistance control stalks are also directly accessible to the driver. This means that they don’t need to take their eyes off the road in order to adjust the drive programmes and assistance systems.

An optional passenger display closely integrates the passenger into the driving experience. The 10.9-inch screen displays vehicle performance data on request. It also allows operation of the infotainment system and supports video streaming while the car is in motion. In order to avoid distracting whomever is behind the wheel, the passenger display cannot be seen from the driver’s seat.

The driver can also integrate their digital ecosystem with Porsche Communication Management (PCM). To log in with their personal Porsche ID, all customers need to do is scan a QR code displayed in the PCM with their smartphone. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto enable the linking of smartphone and vehicle data for improved usability. The integration of vehicle functions from the MyPorsche app into Apple CarPlay® enables optimised operation of digital functions and creates a clearer overview.

Porsche is also equipping the Panamera with standard Matrix LED headlights. The high-resolution HD Matrix LED lighting system, which has more than 32,000 pixels per headlight, is available as an option. It offers completely new lighting features, such as dedicated lane brightening. The illumination range is up to 600 metres.

The range of assistance systems in the new Panamera is also significantly upgraded. During automatic parking, the driver no longer has to be in the car, although they are still responsible for the manoeuvre. The parking process can be monitored from a smartphone with the new optional Remote ParkAssist function.

Furthermore, the Panamera offers extended standard equipment compared to its predecessor with two-valve dual-chamber air suspension, LED matrix headlights, ParkAssist, driving mode switch on the steering wheel, a 15W fast charging smartphone compartment with inductive charging function and a new air quality system. As standard, the model to be launched in Korea has a sensor that detects the level of fine dust particles in the air and passes it through the fine dust filter multiple times if necessary.

Porsche Korea is offering the new Panamera 4 and Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid at 176.7 million and 309.1 million KRW respectively, including VAT. Customer delivery of the Panamera 4 will start in May, while the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid in the second half of the year.