Porsche has revealed the interior of its next-generation Panamera ahead of its full unveiling on November 24. 

    Borrowing heavily from the new Cayenne and Taycan, the tech-laden interior puts the driver experience at the centre of what Porsche calls “the perfect balance between analogue and digital elements”. 

    Drivers will have access to a navigation toggle for the instrument cluster and a drive mode selector directly from the steering wheel, freeing up space on the central column. 

    The small gear selector lever has been moved to sit beside the steering wheel on the dash. 

    A tilted centre console combines digital and physical climate controls, which sit below new finless air vents (that need to be adjusted using the touchscreen) and above a more spacious under-arm storage space. 

    Passengers will be able to preconfigure personalised climate control settings and switch between them easily. 

    A screen-heavy interior is made up of a 12.6-inch, curved, free-standing driver instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch infotainment display stretching along the dash. 

    Porsche says the controls have been grouped for easy access to the most important functions for both driver and passenger. 

    Optional extras include a 10.9-inch secondary passenger touchscreen and a head-up driving display. 

    Ambient lighting lining the dash alongside the infotainment screens will be a first for Porsche models. 

    According to Porsche, the seats have improved cushioning and elasticity, as well as freshly contoured rear seats which improve comfort for passengers. 

    Solid and dual-colour material options are available through Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur; the brand’s customisation arm. New for the Panamera is a leather-free offering using materials such as Race-Tex and Pepita patterned fabric.

    Porsche is gearing up for the new of the Panamera at the Icons of Porsche Festival in Dubai, which will be available in both petrol and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants. 

    Like it did for the newest Cayenne, Porsche is adding a fourth, performance-focused hybrid option to the line-up in addition to the existing three E-Hybrid models. 

    All hybrid variants have a completely revised drivetrain boasting a new electric motor which will sit behind the engine in a new dual-clutch transmission.

    In addition, the new high-voltage battery has a capacity of 25.9kWh, an additional 7kWh from the predecessor. 

    The available combustion engines have received performance upgrades, the full details of which will be revealed at the full launch. 

    The current range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid uses a PHEV version of the V8 powertrain with total outputs of 514kW and 870Nm.

    As standard, the new Panamera will be equipped with a semi-active chassis with new two-valve shock absorbers – an optional “high-end” chassis with active damper control will be available. 

    A new Panemera isn’t all Porsche enthusiasts have to look forward to, with many new models including the electric Macan, a hybrid 911, and an electric 718 Boxster convertible in the pipeline. 

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    Eilidh McNaughton is a Contributor at CarExpert.
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