So the brand new 2024 Panamera is nice, however that leaves us with one query: is it nonetheless wanted? In any case, the Taycan is additionally nice, additionally seats 4 or 5 comfortably, and does all of it with fashion and nice dealing with. So why does Porsche want a brand new Panamera? Nicely, good as it’s, the Taycan will nonetheless solely do a most of slightly below 250 miles on a cost in accordance with the EPA (although, real-world testing consistently exhibits that is a pessimistic determine). The present Panamera will do practically twice that on a single tank of fuel, and naturally could be refilled in just some minutes.
For a automotive like this, that is vital. The third-gen Panamera is sporty and enjoyable, sure, but it surely’s additionally extraordinarily comfy, much more so than the present one. It is a automotive you’d undoubtedly need to use to cowl huge miles, extra miles than you may on a single cost of any of Porsche’s EVs.
So, whereas the Taycan is a implausible selection for these making many shorter journeys, the Panamera nonetheless fills a necessity in Porsche’s product portfolio, and so it lives on for one more era. However will this be its final? The truth is, the Taycan already out-sold the Panamera within the U.S. final 12 months, and by a major margin. If that hole continues to develop, the third act might show to be Panamera’s swan tune.