The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sports car manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time, and underlines the high importance of electromobility to Porsche.
The 4-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 680bhp of system power and outstanding power delivery. Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo offers 850Nm of torque.
That means it accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310km/h. The boost strategy of the all-wheel-drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sports car, and it can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometres.
After the successful debut of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which uses a V6 engine together with an electric motor, Porsche is showing once again that hybrid technology has great performance potential.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines an electric motor (100kW/136bhp) with a V8 engine (550bhp). The decoupler installed in the Porsche hybrid module is actuated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA), just like in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The result is short response times and a high level of comfort.
As in all other second-generation Panamera models, the fast-shifting Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with eight gears is used to transmit the power to the standard adaptive all-wheel-drive system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
The E-Performance drive mode accelerates the luxury saloon to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and provides extraordinary tractive force at higher speeds. Combined with a top speed of 310km/h, this means that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets yet more new benchmarks in its class.
The car comes with air suspension as standard and offers a unique balance in this segment – the comfort of a luxury saloon paired with sports-car-level performance values.
The electric motor is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1kWh. Within six hours, the high-voltage battery integrated in the rear is fully charged with 10A via a 230V connection. If the Panamera uses the optional 7.2kW on-board charger and a 230V connection with 32A instead of the standard 3.6kW charger, the battery is fully charged in just 2.4 hours.
The charging process can also be started using a timer via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple Watch). Moreover, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is fitted with auxiliary air-conditioning to cool or heat the passenger compartment even during charging.
Performance, comfort and efficiency form a perfect three-way combination in the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which starts in the purely electric E-Power mode as standard, and the four-door fastback drives locally over a distance of up to 50 kilometres with zero emissions. When a specific pressure point is passed in the accelerator pedal, or when the battery charge level drops below a minimum value, the Panamera switches to Hybrid Auto mode, at which point the power of both engines is available.