Porsche is all set to expand its ‘green’ lineup with the debut of a new and more powerful hybrid Panamera at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The new 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is conclusive proof that you no longer have to sacrifice performance for fuel efficient. It is a 680 horsepower hyper saloon that averages 2.9 liter er 100 km and can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometers. INSANE!
The beating heart of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is a 4.0-liter V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo with an electric motor. The numbers it produces beggars belief. It churns out 680 hp and 626 lb.-ft. of torque which performance-wise means the huge luxury saloon accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds (3.3 seconds for the Executive model) and has a top track speed of 192 mph. If this is too rich for your taste you can still order the non-S variant with a V6.
For the car geeks among you, the hybrid system in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid features a 136 hp electric motor with a 550 hp twin-turbo V8 engine, a decoupler actuated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA), quick-shifting eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission, active all-wheel drive system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM), and liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh which has a charging time of less than three hours and as mentioned delivers up to 50 km of pure electric drive.
Going on sale toward the end of this year, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will be priced $184,400, while the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive will start at $194,800 (both excluding $1,050 delivery fee).
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