2021 Porsche Panamera and Sport Turismo revealed: price, specs and release date
The Porsche Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo have been updated for 2021 with revised styling, more power and a new Turbo S model.
- Subtle styling tweaks
- New Sport Turismo revealed
- New Turbo S model
- Revised suspension
- On sale now
- Priced from £72,890
Porsche has refreshed the Panamera range with increased performance and a sprinkling of extra tech to help it keep pace with the likes of the new Audi RS7 Sportback, Mercedes-AMG GT63 S and Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera design
Porsche hasn’t made any drastic changes to the way the new Panamera looks. It’s tweaked the front bumper, so you now get different daytime-running lights across the range, and Turbo S cars get a new body-coloured strip that runs underneath the number plate.
At the back, the changes are just as discrete. There’s a new full-width brake light – to match the new Porsche 911 and Cayenne – and the diffuser between the four exhaust pipes now has slightly different vertical vanes, but that’s your lot.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
As before, you’ll also be able to get the Panamera as a more practical Sport Turismo – essentially a fancy name for a stylish estate. Porsche changed the car’s dimensions, so you still get more headroom in the back than in the standard Panamera and a useful 520-litre boot.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera hybrid
Porsche has been busier with the spanners than it has with the pens and pencils because the new Panamera comes with an overhauled range of engines. For starters, the new 4S E-Hybrid model gets a 440hp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 and a 136hp electric motor to produce a combined total of 560hp. The old car produced ‘just’ 462hp.
This new hybrid can also drive for up to 34 miles using just electric power, which is 30% more than the old car could manage. It’ll also sprint from 0-60 in less than 3.7 seconds.
Porsche claims it’ll return up to 128.4mpg, although you can probably take that figure with a pinch of salt. The previous Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid was supposed to return almost 75mpg, but it returned less than 40mpg in our in-depth review.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
You’ll also be able to get the new Panamera in Turbo S guise. This version uses the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as the previous Turbo S E-Hybrid, but bumps power up to 630hp – 80hp more than you get in the outgoing Turbo.
This new Turbo S will do 0-60 in less than 3.1 seconds and has recently broken the executive car lap record around the famous Nurburgring race circuit in Germany with a time of 7 minutes and 29.8 seconds.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera driving
Porsche hasn’t just given the new Panamera more power – it’s also been tweaking the suspension to make it better to drive. The adaptive suspension has been tuned to make the car more comfortable and Porsche’s revised the active-roll stabilisation system to make it even better at preventing the car from leaning in tight corners.
As before, every Panamera comes with an eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox, but now you get lane-keeping assistance and road-sign recognition as standard. Adaptive cruise control still costs extra, which is a bit mean for a car that costs more than £70,000.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera interior
Porsche has kept the outgoing Panamera’s stylish interior for the new car. You get the same simple horizontal dashboard design with widescreen infotainment display and the broad centre console with gloss-black touch-sensitive buttons hasn’t been messed with, either.
Porsche hasn’t fitted the new car with the same dinky gear-selector as the new 911, but it has added wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring. Sorry Android users, you’ll have to stick to make-do with a plain-old Bluetooth connection.
New 2021 Porsche Panamera price and release date
The new Porsche Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo are on sale now. Check out the table below for a full rundown of prices across the Panamera range.
|Model||Standard Panamera||Panamera Sport Turismo|
|Panamera 4S E-Hybrid||£101,690||£103,840|