2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Overview & On board Footage – Video
With an unprecedented combination of performance, comfort and efficiency, the new 500 kW (680 hp) Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid highlights the importance of electromobility at Porsche. For the first time, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has made a plug-in hybrid the top model in a model line. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – capable of top speeds of up 310 km/h – is powered by an electric motor (100 kW/136 hp) and a V8 turbo petrol engine (404 kW/550 hp). The performance-oriented boost strategy of this engine combination was first designed for the 918 Spyder, a Porsche super sports car. The Gran Turismo model has an electric range of up to 50 kilometres for emission-free local driving.
A key characteristic of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is its superb power delivery across engine speed ranges. At just above idle speed (from 1,400 rpm), the car has 850 Nm of torque at its disposal; this value remains constant up to 5,500 rpm. The eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission transfers power to the all-wheel Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system. The electric motor and V8 engine take the Porsche to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, or 3.5 seconds in the Executive model with extended wheelbase. The boost strategy was developed directly from the system used in the 918 Spyder super sports car. The electric drive not only delivers exceptional energy efficiency, but also additional thrust – creating an additional electric turbo that enables Porsche to rightfully position the Panamera sports car in the same class as its large touring counterparts.
This exceptional performance comes coupled with outstanding efficiency. Average consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is 2.9 l/100 km; electricity consumption is 16.2 kWh/100 km. The top model in the Panamera line can travel up to 50 kilometres on electricity alone – an electric range that will allow many drivers of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid to complete their daily, local commute without generating any emissions at all. In Germany, for example, investigations by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure have established that 80 per cent of all car drivers in the Panamera’s home country cover less than 50 kilometres per day.