Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with 671bhp revealed ahead of Geneva
V8 powered hybrid four-door Grand Tourer gets 671bhp, an official top speed of 193mph and a Geneva Motor Show debut
Revealed by Auto Express around the time of last year's Paris Motor Show, the new car will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid uses the 542bhp 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 from the Panamera Turbo in tandem with a 134bhp electric motor, for a total power output of 671bhp and 850Nm of torque. Power is transferred to an all-wheel-drive system through an eight-speed PDK gearbox.
In terms of performance, Porsche says that the Turbo S E-Hybrid is capable of 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 193mph. That means the new addition to the Panamera range is two-tenths quicker to 62mph from standstill than the Panamera Turbo with launch control, and 3mph faster in terms of outright speed. However, our sister title evo has taken a ride in the new Panamera, and reckons Porsche is underestimating the new car's performance - at least 197mph is possible.
With plug-in hybrid assistance on board, Porsche claims that Turbo S-E Hybrid delivers up to 97.4mpg, though the real world figure should be much lower. CO2 emissions come in at 66g/km.
The electric motor is supplied with power from a 14.1kWh lithium ion battery pack that can be charged in six hours using the standard 3.6kW charger or 2 hours and 24 minutes with the optional 7.2kW setup. On start-up, the car defaults to electric power, and Porsche claims the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can travel 31 miles on battery power alone.
The powertrain is joined by a selection of performance orientated standard parts, such as carbon-ceramic brakes, dynamic chassis control with torque vectoring as well as air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management.
Porsche plans to launch the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid across Europe in July, with other markets later on in the year. It’ll be available as an Executive model too, boasting a wheelbase extended by 150mm. Prices in the UK will start from £137,140, with the long-wheelbase version costing £146,545.
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