Porsche is completing the product line-up for the new Panamera with a new powerful 700bhp (514 kW) flagship. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in the revamped product line, combining a zesty 570bhp (420 kW), four-litre bi-turbo V8 engine, with a 135bhp (100 kW) electric motor. Before you worry about the range, Porsche claims that the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 percent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimized driving modes.
At the heart of the drive architecture is the electric motor, which is integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and produces a power output of 135bhp (100 kW) and maximum torque of 400Nm. In combination with its standard Sport Chrono package, and powered by a four-litre V8 bi-turbo engine that now delivers a power of 570bhp (420 kW), instead of the previous output of 550bhp (404 kW), the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid now completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds – 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor.
It reaches a top speed of 315 km/h, which represents an improvement of 5 km/h. The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh, thanks to the use of optimized cells, and the driving modes have been adapted for even more efficient energy utilization. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 50 km according to WLTP EAER City (NEDC: up to 59 km).
Porsche recommends that the Porsche plug-in hybrid model should preferably be charged at home – either via a standard domestic outlet or a power socket. However, a model-specific charging capacity of up to 7.2 kW is also possible with the standard Porsche Mobile Charger. Charging can also be done at public charging points using a Mode 3 cable.
Visually sharpened, the newly designed front end of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is differentiated by its dual C-shaped Turbo front light modules as well as its larger side air intakes. The revamped light bar at the rear now runs over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour. The options available include darkened Exclusive Design tail light modules with dynamic Coming/Leaving Home animation, three new 20- and 21-inch wheels, and two new exterior color options, namely-Cherry Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic.
The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) features a higher display resolution and includes additional services such as wireless Apple CarPlay. The chassis and control systems have been tuned for sportiness and comfort in all-new Panamera models. In some cases, a completely new control strategy has been implemented. A new generation of the steering control system and new tyres ensure improved lateral dynamics and greater precision.
The flagship Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes as standard with all currently available chassis and control systems such as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) which includes Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), the rear-axle steering with Power Steering Plus as well as the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid expected to hit the dealerships by early 2021. Bookings for the hybrid model are open, however, the price structure has not been announced yet.