Porsche ends 2023 in style. The reason is the two millionth car produced at the Leipzig plant, and the honor went to the third generation of the recently revealed Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid.
The car is finished in Madeira Gold Metallic and has already found its owner in the United Arab Emirates. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine combined with an electric motor with a total power of 680 hp (507 kW) and 686 lb-ft (930 Nm) of torque. It reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). It is equipped with a 25.9 kWh battery and an 11 kW charger that shortens the charging time despite the higher energy content.
The plant in Leipzig employs more than 4,400 people, and over the years has become a center for electric vehicles, and in the future it will produce three types of powertrains: combustion, electric and hybrid drives, all on the same production line.
“The success story of our Leipzig location is closely linked to the Panamera. Like the location itself, the model represents growth and change. Also, our employees are our biggest success factor. Without the commitment of our team, there were many challenges we wouldn’t have been able to master,” said Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Management Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH.
The new Panamera comes with new technology, the Porsche Driver Experience, first introduced in the Taycan, with the focus on the driver. It is equipped with a semi-active chassis with new two-valve shock absorbers that can regulate compression and rebound independently of each other. In this way, the range between comfortable and sporty settings is significantly expanded even with the new serial chassis.