The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, due to be launched at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor show, is a plug-hybrid, powered by a twin-turbo V8, as opposed to 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid model. The arrival the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid also marks the first time Porsche launches a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of the Panamera range. Previously, the flagship Panamera was the Turbo S Executive.
The two power units are combined via a decoupler, installed in the Porsche hybrid module, actuated by an electric clutch actuator (ECA).
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, with a 230-V (10 A) connection. With the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger and a 230-V (32 A) connection, instead of the standard 3.6-kW charger, the battery can be fully charged in 2.4 hours.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid’s power unit is matched to an eight-speed double-clutch automatic – sending power to all four wheels, through an adaptive all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive system is modulated by Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
Porsche claim the boost strategy of the Turbo S E-Hybrid’s powertrain comes from the 918 Spyder supercar, which allows it to sprint from naught to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 310 km/h.
On the economy front, the Turbo S E-Hybrid achieves an average fuel consumption is 2.9 l/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The Turbo S E-Hybrid has a full-electric range of up to 50 kilometres.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with air suspension as standard, which offers a unique balance of comfort and sportscar-level performance driving characteristics.
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), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and Power Steering Plus.
The car is also fitted with 21-inch alloy wheels, similar in design to the Porsche 911 Turbo model.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will be launched in two versions; a standard wheelbase, and the Executive version, with wheelbase extended by 150 millimetres. The long-wheelbase Executive model will receive rear-wheel steering as standard.
Following the Geneva motor show debut, the new flagship Panamera will be launched in the European market in July 2017, followed by the introduction in other markets, in the second half of 2017.