Australia. Porsche continues to achieve high levels of performance over the long term. 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.
The four-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 500 kW (680 hp) of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo offers 850 Nm of torque. That means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.
The boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sports car. In the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), the average fuel consumption is 2.9 L/100 km, and the new flagship Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometres. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid underlines the high importance of electromobility at Porsche.
Unique drive concept with V8 engine and electric motor
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 (100 kW/136 hp) with a V8 engine (404 kW/550 hp). 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) gearbox with eight gears is used to transmit the power to the standard adaptive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The E-Performance drive 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 310 km/h, this means that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets new benchmarks in its class. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 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 14.1 kWh. Within six hours, the high-voltage battery integrated in the rear is fully charged with 10 A via a 230-V connection. If the Panamera uses the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger and a 230-V connection with 32 A instead of the standard 3.6-kW 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. In addition, the Porsche Connect app is available for the first time in Australia with the following selected functions: MyCalendar and MyDestinations, Contacts, Picture Navigation, First Mile/Last Mile Navigation as well as the LTE telephone module with SIM card reader and Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Moreover, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is fitted with auxiliary air conditioning to cool or heat the passenger compartment even during charging.
Three-way combination of sports car performance, comfort on long trips and efficiency
Performance, comfort and efficiency form a perfect three-way combination: The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid starts in the purely electric “E-Power” mode as standard, and 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. Consumption in the NEDC for plug-in hybrid models amounts to 2.9 L/100 km (66 g/km of CO2) and 16.2 kW/h/100 km for electric power.
As part of its extensive standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid includes: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and 21-inch alloy wheels in the 911 Turbo Design. The basic package also contains auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is on sale now priced from $460,100 and will arrive in Australia in the third quarter of 2017.
Panamera Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 9.4 L/100 km, urban 12.9 L/100 km, extra-urban 7.3 L/100 km; CO2 emissions 214 g/km
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid: Combined fuel consumption 2.9 L/100 km; electric energy consumption 16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 66 g/km
* Prices are recommended retail prices before statutory and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.
* Fuel Consumption
Consumption figures are not reflective of real world driving conditions. Consumption figures are per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test cycle ) in accordance with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method and should be used for comparative purposes only. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. Higher equipment levels may affect consumption and performance