Published on February 25th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Is Not Your Typical Plug-in
Set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful Panamera ever and the first plug-in hybrid Porsche to be launched as the flagship of a model line. Apart from the regular version, the car will also be offered in Executive form, with a wheelbase extended by 150 mm.
Powering the four-door coupe is a combination of the 550-hp 4.0-litre V8 from the Panamera Turbo and an electric motor with 136 hp, which results in a total system output of 680 hp and 850 Nm of torque. With an eight-speed PDK transmission tasked to channel the power to all four wheels, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.
Despite the performance, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has an average fuel consumption of 2.9 litres for every 100 km, and the capability to drive on fully electric power for up to 50 km. The car starts in E-Power mode as standard, and switches to Hybrid Auto when a specific pressure point is passed in the accelerator pedal, or when the battery charge level drops below a minimum value.
The electric motor gets its juice via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. It can be fully charged within six hours with the standard 3.6-kW charger or 2.4 hours with the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger.
Alternatively, the charging process can be started using a timer via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app. Auxiliary air conditioning enables the passenger compartment to be cooled or heated even during charging.
As part of its standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with 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 includes adaptive aerodynamic elements and three-chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The long version is equipped with rear axle steering as standard.