Porsche is expanding its hybrid range with a powerful plug-in hybrid added to the Panamera Sport Turismo model line. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo flagship model combines a four-litre V8 engine with an electric motor resulting in a system power of 500 kW / 680 hp. Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo offers 850 Nm of torque.This means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. Average consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is 3.0 L/100 km. The most powerful Sport Turismo has a range of up to 49 kilometres using solely electric power and therefore producing zero local emissions.
It is not just the balance between performance and efficiency that makes the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo unique in its segment; its spatial concept, including a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased luggage compartment volume and a 4+1 seating configuration, means that the new flagship of the model line offers a high standard of everyday practicality.
Zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and 3.0-litres fuel consumption
As with the Panamera sports saloon flagship model, Porsche is now also demonstrating the huge performance potential of hybrid technology with the Sport Turismo. The boost strategy used in the series-production all-wheel drive Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes from the Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car.
Even at 1,400 rpm, the V8 biturbo (404 kW / 550 hp) and the electric motor (100 kW / 136 hp) delivers maximum system torque of 850 Nm. The decoupler integrated into the hybrid module is electromechanically actuated via an Electric Clutch Actuator. The result is short response times and a high level of comfort. The fast-shifting, eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmits power to the standard adaptive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
The E-performance drive allows the vehicle to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. It only takes a further 8.5 seconds to reach the 200 km/h mark. Top speed is 310 km/h. Despite this level of performance, the plug-in hybrid model is also extremely efficient: The result from the New European Driving Cycle was fuel con-sumption of 3.0 L/100 km and power consumption of 17.6 kWh/100 km.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a range of up to 49 kilometres and a top speed of 140 km/h when driven solely using electric power, which results in no local emissions. The lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 14.1 kWh charges with-in 2.4 to 6 hours, depending on the charger and power connection.
Unique design, adaptive roof spoiler and 4+1 seating concept
Conceptually, the top-of-the-line model offers all of the advantages of the new Sport Turismo range resulting from the avantgarde design. The roof line of the Sport Turismo is raised in comparison to the sports saloon allowing easier entry and exit at the rear along with greater head clearance. The usability of the luggage compartment benefits from the electrically operated wide opening tailgate with its load height of just 628 millimetres.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers all of the innovations of the second generation Panamera. These include the digitalised Porsche Advanced Cockpit, ground-breaking assistance systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control and optional rear-axle steering.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is also equipped with three rear seats. The two outside seats take the form of individual seats – in keeping with the model line’s claim for sporty performance with maximum passenger comfort – thereby producing a 2+1 configuration at the rear. Two electrically adjustable individual seats for the rear are available as an option.
Measured to the upper edge of the rear seats, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers 425 litres of storage space. The backrests of the three rear seats fold down together or individually (in a 40:20:40 split) and are unlocked electrically from the luggage compartment. In this case, the loading volume increases to up to 1,295 litres.
Extensive standard equipment including ceramic brakes
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is available by special order in Australia priced from $466,400*.
Standard equipment is extensive and includes: Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) roll stabilisation including the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear differential lock, high-performance Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) braking system, 21-inch alloy wheels in a 911 turbo design, Power Steering Plus, Sport Chrono Package and auxiliary air conditioning. Also standard is the three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for a broad range between a high level of driving dynamics and driving comfort.