Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Shows Up In Geneva

8 months ago by Adrian Padeanu 4

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is a proper flagship in Geneva

A wonderful mélange of beauty, power, luxury, and efficiency.

Proving once and for all hybrids don’t necessarily have to be dull, Porsche is giving the second-generation Panamera an electrified flagship. It is Stuttgart’s most powerful Panamera to date by pairing a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with an electric motor to develop a grand total of 680 horsepower (500 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque.

Not only is the strongest Panamera ever made, but it’s also the quickest. 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) takes an amazing 3.4 seconds, thus making it two tenths of a second faster than the Turbo version fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Go all out on a track or on the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn and the speedometer will display 192 mph (310 kph), representing a minor bump of 2 mph (4 kph) over the Turbo.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Much like the other Panamera sedans, the new range topper that goes by the full name of “Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid” can be had in a long-wheelbase Executive version adding almost six inches (150 millimeters) between the two axles to extend rear legroom.

Since we’ve mentioned “efficiency” in the subheadline, the 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack has enough juice for an electric range of up to 31 miles (50 kilometers). When used as a hybrid, the car is going to consume just 2.9 liters / 100 km in the New European Driving Cycle, but we all know NEDC is overly optimistic…

Pricing is already out for the high-performance electrified Panamera, available on its home turf in Germany from €185,736 in the standard guise and from €199,183 for the Executive variant. In the U.S. of A., Porsche wants $184,400 for the former and $194,800 for the latter.

The hybrid supercar disguised as a luxury sedan is at the Geneva Motor Show these days sitting alongside the lovely Sport Turismo, which is Porsche’s fancy way of saying wagon.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

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4 responses to "Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Shows Up In Geneva"

  1. pjwood1 says:

    Got to congratulate Porsche. Everybody seems to want a nice, heavy, luxury Porsche these days.

  2. Turbofroggy says:

    Why? No one wants this slow noisy turd with 7 miles of AER. Tesla Model S outsells it 75:1 for a reason.

    1. Warren says:

      In this context, “slow” is not the same thing as quickness. In this case, the “fast” 192mph top speed of this Porsche makes any Model S seem slow in comparison. Although it would make the Model S look “slow” around the track.

      Also, how do you figure this thing is only going to have a 7 mile AER with a 14kWh battery???

  3. Mike Parigi says:

    2.9 liters / 100 km it’s WOW !!!!
    but price in $184,400 its very much, it is better to buy a simple gasoline !