Plug-In Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid Getting Suped Up 500+ HP Variant

FEB 23 2017 BY MARK KANE 8

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

It’s expected that at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Porsche will unveil a performance version of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid.

The debut model, which is available shortly (in both a normal trim and also a made-for-China-fabulous Executive extended version), comes with a 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine (243 kW/330 hp/450 Nm) and 100 kW, 400 Nm electric motor, good for 340 kW (462 hp) and 700 Nm system output.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

According to reports, the German manufacturer is also set to release a performance model with at least 500 bhp, and a speed of more than 180 mph, when it also takes the wraps of the Sport Turismo Panamera shooting brake next month.

Quick specs of Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid:

  • all-wheel drive with 340 kW (462 hp) and 700 Nm system output. Electric motor peak power stands at 100 kW and 400 Nm, while 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine (243 kW/330 hp/450 Nm) is combined with eight-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
  • 50 km (31 miles) of NEDC all-electric range – or about 38 km/24 miles in real world/EPA terms (with speeds up to 140 km/h / 87 miles),
  • combined fuel consumption 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; energy consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km)
  • 14.1 kWh battery (up 50% from 9.4 kWh)
  • top speed 278 km/h (173 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds
  • 5.8 h charging at 3.6 kW or 3.6 h at 7.2 kW on-board charger

source: Autocar

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Rear decklid:
“Sport Turismo Panamera 4 E-hybrid Executive”

Might have to reduce the font size.

If cities go EV only, is there any way of checking if a hybrid like this Porsche is operating in pure EV mode?

Put a cork in the tail pipe?

Just how closely do you want Big Brother to be watching us?

I’ve suggested that in the future, there might be centralized traffic control computers wirelessly connected to autonomous vehicles. That sort of setup would make it easy to identify any car running under gasoline power.

But I’d hate to think of the level of Police State it would take to actually prevent every single PHEV on the road from driving in gas-burning mode, even if that restriction was imposed only in city centers! Aren’t our our police officers already overworked? And don’t they have more important things to do?

I can’t see why a PHEV driver should be exempt from rules. If the rules say EVs only in an area there should be a way to tell if a car is acting as an EV.

I’m not saying the car has to automatically turn you in any more than any other ICE car would automatically turn you in.

But makers of these cars want their owners to be able to get in to EV-only areas they should respond by making a way to tell if a car is acting as an EV when in those areas. A light on the outside or something would do the trick.

Pulling over a car for not having the light on wouldn’t be any different morally than pulling over an ICE car that can never act as an EV. Maybe they would never do either of those things but I can’t see any reason why they should be deprived of the information required to make the decision.

“…Suped Up 500+ HP Variant”

My Grammar Nazi alter ego says:

That should be “Souped up”, rather than “Suped Up”.

Soup Nazi?