Even at 1,400 rpm, the V8 biturbo (404 kW / 550 hp) and the electric motor (100 kW / 136 hp) delivers maximum system torque of 850 Nm. The decoupler integrated into the hybrid module is electromechanically actuated via an Electric Clutch Actuator. The result is short response times and a high level of comfort. The fast-shifting, eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmits power to the standard adap-tive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM).The E-performance drive allows the vehicle to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. It only takes a further 8.5 seconds to reach the 200 km/h mark. Top speed is 310 km/h. Despite this level of performance, the plug-in hybrid model is also extremely efficient: The result from the New European Driving Cycle was fuel consumption of 3.0 L/100 km and power consumption of 17.6 kWh/100 km.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a range of up to 49 kilometres and a top speed of 140 km/h when driven solely using electric power, which results in no local emissions. The lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 14.1 kWh charges with-in 2.4 to 6 hours, depending on the charger and power connection.
Unique design, adaptive roof spoiler and 4+1 seating concept
The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers all of the innovations of the second generation Panamera. These include the digitalised Porsche Advanced Cockpit, ground-breaking assistance systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control and optional rear-axle steering.
Another of these innovations is the roof spoiler, which is unique in the segment, the pitch of which is set to one of three different angles depending on the driving situation and selected vehicle settings. It also generates additional downforce of up to 50 kg on the rear axle. Up to a speed of 170 km/h, the aerodynamic guide element – a central system component of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) – stays in its retracted position at an angle of minus seven degrees to follow the roof line, which slopes to the rear.
Above 170 km/h, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position with an angle of plus one degree, thereby increasing driving stability and lateral dynamics. When in the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position at speeds of 90 km/h upwards. PAA also provides active assistance by adapting the roof spoiler’s angle of inclination to plus 26 degrees when the panoramic sliding roof is open at a speed of 90 km/h or above in order to compensate for the turbulence created.
Conceptually, the top-of-the-line model offers all of the advantages of the new Sport Turismo range resulting from the avantgarde design. The roof line of the Sport Turismo is raised in comparison to the sports saloon allowing easier entry and exit at the rear along with greater head clearance. The usability of the luggage compartment benefits from the electrically operated wide opening tailgate with its load height of just 628 millimetres.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is also equipped with three rear seats. The two outside seats take the form of individual seats, in keeping with the model line’s claim for sporty performance with maximum passenger comfort, there-by producing a 2+1 configuration at the rear. Two electrically adjustable individual seats for the rear are available as an option.Measured to the upper edge of the rear seats, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers 425 litres of storage space. The backrests of the three rear seats fold down together or individually (in a 40:20:40 split) and are unlocked electrically from the luggage compartment. In this case, the loading volume increases to up to 1,295 litres.
Extensive standard equipment including ceramic brakes
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is available by special order in Australia priced from $466,400*.
Standard equipment is extensive and includes: Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) roll stabilisation including the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear differential lock, high-performance Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) braking system, 21-inch alloy wheels in a 911 turbo design, Power Steering Plus, Sport Chrono Package and auxiliary air conditioning. Also standard is the three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for a broad range between a high level of driving dynamics and driving comfort.