680 hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid easily achieves 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2-seconds

Article by Christian A., on February 27, 2017

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.

Press Release

Premiere in Geneva: Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche continues to achieve high levels of performance over the long term. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar 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 (Combined fuel consumption 2.9 l/100 km; electric energy consumption 16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 66 g/km) of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo offers an 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 sportscar. In the New European Driving Cycle, 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 to Porsche.

Unique drive concept with V8 engine and electric motor
After the successful début 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) with eight gears is used to transmit the power to the standard adaptive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM).

Panamera model celebrates its world première at the Geneva Motor Show
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 yet more 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 sportscar-level performance values.

Three-way combination: sportscar performance, comfort and efficiency
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 (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: The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid starts in the purely electric “E-Power” mode as standard, and the four-door sportscar 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 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrid models amounts to 2.9 l/100 km for super-grade petrol (66 g/km of CO2) and 16.2 kW/h/100 km for electric power.

Début with two wheelbases
The new flagship of the second Panamera generation will be launched in the European market in July 2017. Further markets will follow in the second half of 2017. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is celebrating its world première at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19, 2017). From the very beginning, the four-door Gran Turismo will also be offered in an Executive version, with a wheelbase extended by 150 millimetres.

As part of its standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid includes the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (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 long version is equipped with rear axle steering as standard.

Consumption data

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

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive: Combined fuel consumption 2.9 l/100 km; electric energy consumption 16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 66 g/km

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