Porsche has just announced an all-new variant of its second-generation Panamera sedan. The newest model is the new Panamera flagship and it’s powered by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines the attractive styling of Stuttgart’s newest sedan, with advanced powertrain technologies from the brand’s iconic 918 Spyder. It boasts a 550-horsepower, turbocharged V8 engine combined with a 136-horsepower electric motor. Combined, this unique powertrain delivers an impressive 680-horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful series-produced Panamera ever built.
Power is routed to all four wheels through Porsche’s venerable eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can also be driven entirely on electric power alone for up to 31 miles. Yet when it needs to, it can also accelerate from zero to 62 mph in a mere 3.2 — how’s that for hybrid efficiency? It can even reach a top speed of 192 mph.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid features a 4.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can be fully charged in about six hours using a standard charger, or in about two and a half hours when using a quick charger. There’s even an app available for smartphones and Apple watches that allows drivers to monitor their charging status remotely.
Short- and long-wheelbase variants will be available, giving buyers ample choices. Either variant will come with 911-inspired 21-inch alloy wheels and green badging to hint at its eco-friendly credentials. Otherwise, the range-topping Panamera doesn’t look too different from its gasoline counterparts.
Porsche is officially announcing the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid to the public during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but it will go on sale in the U.S. later this year. When it arrives, pricing will start from $185,450.