Shorty following the premiere of the 2017 Porsche Panamera, the Stuttgart-based automaker has also taken the digital covers off the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. It is slated to make its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and features a newly-developed twin-turbo V6, along with an electric motor powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack.
Aesthetically, the Panamera Hybrid gets the same styling cues from the standard models. Denoting its hybrid credentials are the green-accented brake calipers which are instantly recognizable even from afar.
At the heart of the luxury hybrid is a new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 which produces 330 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Providing extra oomph is an electric motor which generates an additional 136 PS and 400 Nm. With it, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid produces a total output of 462 PS and a beefy torque pull of 700 Nm. Power is then sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
0 – 100 km/h comes in at a swift 4.6 seconds while top speed is rated at 278 km/h. In full electric mode, the Panamera has a maximum range of 50 km and a top speed of 140 km/h. Fully recharging the battery pack with the standard 3.6 kW charger will take nearly 6 hours. On the other hand, those that prefer faster recharging can go for the optional 7.2kW onboard charger which will only take 3.6 hours.
At startup, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will always be in E-Power which changes and combines the drive sources automatically. Other available modes in the new model are Hybrid Auto, E-Hold and E-Charge.
The hybrid can still be set for performance as Posrche also put Sport and Sport Plus Mode which sets the powertrain for more power.
Deliveries of the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will commence in 2017.