2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Debuts
Packing 680 horsepower, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Serving as flagship for the Panamera lineup, this new plug-in hybrid builds on the formula introduced on the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. In place of the 2.9-liter/330-horsepower twin-turbo V6 paired with a 136-horse motor that makes 462 collective horsepower, the new Turbo S E-Hybrid packs a 4.0-liter turbo V8 that cranks out 550 horsepower and is teamed with the same electric motor to up output to 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of peak torque.
Only Porsche's limited-production 918 supercar has more muscle on tap. Porsche says the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will streak from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds – or 3.3 for those who want the long-wheelbase Executive form – and reach a top speed of 192 mph. The electric motor is powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack with a 14.1-kWh capacity – sufficient to let the car travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone. While it takes 12 hours to replenish the pack using a 120V line and the standard 3.6 kW charger that interval drops to less than three hours with the optional 7.2 kW unit on a dedicated 240V system. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is fitted with an 8-speed Porsche PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends motive force to each corner via a standard active all-wheel drive system with Porsche Traction Management.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a bounty of standard features including air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management, ceramic composite brakes, and dynamic chassis control including torque vectoring. Power Steering Plus and Sport Chrono Package, 21-inch Turbo Design alloy wheels, adaptive aerodynamic elements and auxiliary air-conditioning are also included. Stepping up to the Executive-spec model adds rear axle steering, 8-way power rear seats with comfort head rests and 4-zone zone climate control. While the U.S. arrival is still several months off, Porsche announced pricing for the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid at $185,450 and the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive at $195,850.
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