Porsche to launch hybrid variant of Panamera
28 Feb 2017 - 22:47
Porsche will celebrate the world premiere of the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, marking the first time that the sports car manufacturer launches a plug-in hybrid vehicle as the flagship of a model line.
The four-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in a total of 680 hp (500 kW) of system output and outstanding power delivery. Adapting the boost strategy from the 918 Spyder super sports car, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers 850 Nm of torque even when just above idle speed.
This results in an acceleration time from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h.
With a fully electric driving distance of up to 50 kilometres, the average fuel consumption is 2.9 l/100 km, according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
The launch of the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid underlines the importance of electric mobility for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer of exclusive sports cars.
Basic retail price in Qatar for Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is QR 809,300 while for Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive is QR844,500.
After the successful debut of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Porsche is showcasing once again that hybrid technology can deliver remarkable performance values. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines an electric motor (136 hp/100 kW) with a V8 engine (550 hp/404 kW).
The de-coupler installed in the hybrid module is activated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA), just like in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The result is a rapid response time and a high level of comfort. Typical of all second-generation Panamera models, the fast-shifting, eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is used to transmit the power to the adaptive all-wheel drive system – Porsche Traction Management (PTM) which comes as part of the standard equipment. The E-Performance drive accelerates the luxury saloon to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and provides extraordinary tractive force at high 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 new model features air suspension as standard and offers a unique balance in this segment: the comfort of a luxury saloon paired with performance values of a true sports car.
The electric motor is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. The high-voltage battery integrated in the rear is fully charged within six hours via the standard 3.6 kW on-board charger and a 230 V power supply with 10 Ampere. If a customer uses the optional 7.2 kW on-board charger and a 230 V connection with 32 Ampere instead, the charging time is reduced to just 2.4 hours. Owners have the choice of starting the charging process manually or by using a timer in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
Additionally, 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 continues to drive in this mode over a distance of up to 50 kilometres with zero emissions.
When the driver passes a specific pressure point in the accelerator pedal, or when the battery charge level drops below a minimum value, the system switches to “Hybrid Auto” mode automatically with both engines working.
Consumption in the 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 kWh/100 km for electric power.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can be ordered now, with first deliveries starting in the fourth quarter of 2017. The four-door luxury sedan is also available as an Executive version, with a wheelbase extended by 150 millimetres.
As part of its standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid features 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 a three-chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The Executive version is furthermore equipped with rear-axle steering as standard.