The current-generation Porsche Panamera arrived in 2017 and remained mostly the same through 2020. The 2021 Porsche Panamera will shake things up with a comprehensive refresh that will include massaged looks inside and out and new powertrain options.
The 2021 Panamera will look familiar on the outside, as it’ll carry on with the same basic design it’s had since 2017. Setting it apart will be small updates, including the now-standard SportDesign front fascia, a new light strip connecting revised taillights, new rear diffuser fins, and updated 20- and 21-inch rollers. The GTS trim will gain a revamped satin-black SportDesign package. Finally, Turbo S models will boast an exclusive front fascia with larger air inlets and specific accent lights.
Inside, the updates are lighter with new Sport and GT steering wheels and optional leather-wrapped paddle shifters.
The base 2021 Panamera, will gain a new 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 325 horsepower, a 5-hp decrease from the single-turbo 3.0-liter in the current base Panamera. The GTS will retain its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, but its output will rise by 20 ponies to 473 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. The Sport Turismo and Turbo S, which will replace the old Turbo trim, will boast a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that will pump out 620 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque, a 70-hp and 37-lb-ft boost from the Turbo model. The Panamera Turbo S will boast a 0-60 time as low as 2.9 seconds, a 0.5-second improvement over the current Panamera Turbo.
On the electrified side, the 2021 Panamera will gain a new 4S E-Hybrid with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 552 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque. This will result in a 3.5-second 0-60 time and a 185-mph top speed. Porsche didn’t mention the other Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models, but we expect them to remain the same under the hood. What will change across the board for the Panamera E-Hybrid lineup will be a battery capacity boost from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh.
All 2021 Panamera models will gain standard lane-keep assist and traffic-sign recognition, which will join the already-standard forward-collision warnings and automatic emergency braking. Optionally, buyers will be able to add a head-up display, night vision assist, lane-change assist, a surround-view camera, and Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control.