Less than two weeks after the debut of the 2024 Porsche Panamera, the automaker has another reason to celebrate. This marks the departure of the two-millionth Porsche from its Leipzig assembly line, a stunning Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid finished in an elegant Madeira Gold Metallic, which is now en route to its new owner in Dubai.
Since it debuted in Leipzig in 2009, the Panamera line has played a pivotal role in the success story of Porsche's production location in Saxony. The second generation's production commenced in 2016, marking the Panamera's integration as a "true Leipziger" when the assembly plant was expanded into a full factory with a paint shop and body production.
Gallery: 2024 Porsche Panamera production at Leipzig
"The expansion to a full factory was a groundbreaking decision for the site," comments Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Management Board at the plant. "As a full factory, we manufacture models in their entirety, from the construction of the body to the final assembly. This has laid the foundation for new car projects and continued growth."
Porsche's Leipzig facility has also grown into a vital economic contributor and employer in the central German region, boasting a workforce of over 4,400 individuals. Over the years, the factory has also transformed into a hub for electric vehicles, and looking ahead, Porsche will be able to manufacture three types of powertrains – combustion, electric, and hybrid drives – on a single line.
The 2024 Panamera is now available for order in the United Kingdom. It will hit dealerships in March 2024, with a starting price of £79,500. Additionally, the Panamera 4 will start at £82,500 and the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid starts at £141,400.