To customers and clients seeking more hybrid power in the Porsche Panamera, the German sports carmaker has heard your prayers. Coming to town is a new and more powerful version of the Panamera’s hybrid kind – the new 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is your ordinary sporty hybrid sedan. It has enough power to outsprint and outrun majority of the cars on the road. Its core is a hybrid unit composed of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine and an electric motor as mounted on the front. The V6 engine alone delivers around 330 hp of output as well as around 331 lb.-ft. of torque.
Its electric motor, meanwhile, is capable of providing 136 hp of max output and 295 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Thus, the hybrid system could deliver a total output of 462 hp (340 kW) and total torque of 517 lb.-ft. (700 Nm). Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) automatic transmission – allowing the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid to zoom from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, on the way to reaching a top speed (track) of 172 mph.
These numbers ensure that nobody would ever consider the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid as a slow sedan. If you want a sporty and dynamic drive coupled with a whole new level of efficiency and luxury, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is definitely one of the better choices out there in the market. But Porsche isn’t finished yet.
Somehow, the good people at Porsche are thoughtful enough to think about those who want a more powerful and more dynamic hybrid version of the Panamera, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. It’s not just a Turbo, and it’s also not just an S – it’s a Turbo S version of the Panamera hybrid model. For this model, Porsche is ditching the 2.9-liter V6 engine and replaced it with powerful bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine replacing the six-cylinder unit. This 4.0-liter V8 engine is able to deliver 550 hp (404 kW) of max output and 567 lb.-ft. of peak torque – more powerful than the combined output and torque of the hybrid system found in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.
But the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is not just about 4.0-liter V8 engine, as it also employs an electric motor that could deliver 136 hp (100 kW) of max output and 295 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Thus, with the combustion engine and electric motor combo – the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a total system output of 680 hp and total system torque of 626 lb.-ft.
This power level allows the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and achieve a top track speed of 192 mph. Now, that’s real power befitting of a Porsche creation.
Porsche plans to unveil the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.