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Revised Turbo S E-Hybrid sports saloon does 0-62mph in 3.2sec and has a 31-mile EV range
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19 October 2020

A near-700bhp plug-in hybrid is one of three new variants announced for Porsche’s updated-for-2020 Panamera range.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid becomes the most powerful combustion engined Porsche model currently on sale, with a peak combined system output of 690bhp from a 563bhp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine and a 134bhp electric motor. That’s a 20bhp boost over the outgoing version and translates to a 0-62mph time of 3.2sec – 0.2sec faster than before. The top speed is 196mph, a 3mph gain.

There is also a 30% boost in electric range from a battery upped from 14.1kWh to 17.9kWh thanks to optimised cells and tweaked drive modes. Porsche claims a WLTP city EV range of 31 miles, WLTP fuel economy of 94.6-104.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 61-69g/km.

Porsche has also released details of a revised version of the more affordable Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Sitting below the previously announced 552bhp 4S E-Hybrid, it offers a combined 456bhp from a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 and electric motor combo. It’s capable of 0-62mph in 4.4sec and a top speed of 174mph. The official all-electric range is up to 35 miles, with CO2 emissions of 47-51g/km – almost a 40% improvement on the old model.

A non-electrified Panamera 4S has also been added. It retains the same 434bhp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 as before, giving a 0-62mph of 4.1sec and a 183mph top speed.

Every Panamera features a lightly redesigned exterior, with the previously optional Sport Design front end now standard, plus a raft of tech upgrades. The suspension and chassis control systems have been updated to improve dynamics as well.

UK pricing has also been revealed. The cheapest model, the 4 E-Hybrid, is priced from £83,720 and the 4S £92,440. The flagship Turbo S E-Hybrid is £140,130. They join the Turbo S and GTS, first detailed in August, and can also be ordered as a Sport Turismo estate.

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b.baker 20 October 2020

Marketing gimmick

I wonder when is this horse power race gonna end? As if could be used? We have speed limits everywhere and it is being tightened year after year. Some of you are gonna say it is a marketing tool but when are we gonna wise up and realise we are paying for something we cannot use (unless we live in Germany).
Peter Cavellini 20 October 2020

Very true, but

b.baker wrote:

I wonder when is this horse power race gonna end? As if could be used? We have speed limits everywhere and it is being tightened year after year. Some of you are gonna say it is a marketing tool but when are we gonna wise up and realise we are paying for something we cannot use (unless we live in Germany).

What you say maybe true, but, I'd bet anyone in the position to buy cars like these will do track days, or Max them on disused airfield runways, then, will be quite happy to observe the speed limits on there way home, yes, there will be the odd idiot who will drive home like a secret agent getting chased by the baddies, but hey, they won't have there licenses long.

NoPasaran 20 October 2020

b.baker wrote:

b.baker wrote:

I wonder when is this horse power race gonna end? As if could be used? We have speed limits everywhere and it is being tightened year after year. Some of you are gonna say it is a marketing tool but when are we gonna wise up and realise we are paying for something we cannot use (unless we live in Germany).

 

If you can pay for it - why not? Are you jealous of people who can afford a car with big engine and obscene amount of power and performance? Don't be. It's only a car. These top range models have huge margins, let the car manufacturers make these margins and forward them to employees. Live and let live.

xxxx 20 October 2020

Will be caught out soon

30 miles at city speeds, probably 25 in the real world, with a 18kw in the city is truly shockingly inefficient. The battery is actually not that much smaller than the original Leaf battery.

Only in existance due to tax laws.

NoPasaran 20 October 2020

xxxx wrote:

xxxx wrote:

30 miles at city speeds, probably 25 in the real world, with a 18kw in the city is truly shockingly inefficient. The battery is actually not that much smaller than the original Leaf battery.

Only in existance due to tax laws.

These cars allow Porsche to create 8 and 6 cylinder (sometimes even NA!) sportscars, with inefficient (consumption-wise) manual gearboxes. So maybe you should be a little more appreciative of the Porsche effort.

Phewitt21 19 October 2020

Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid

The standard Turbo S is cheaper, weights less and is a quicker car than the new Hybrid range topper,  I thought with the AMG GT73 allegedly packing up to 800 hp that Porsche would use this model as its statement of internet - the new V8 Petrol mated to the same or more powerful battery giving over 750 hp would have been a serious rival to the AMG.

I will never own one but if I could I would stick with the Turbo S as can't see why you would go hybrid, if the green o-toon is overwhelming then surely the Taycan ticks the box

Phewitt21 19 October 2020

Phewitt21 wrote:

Phewitt21 wrote:

The standard Turbo S is cheaper, weights less and is a quicker car than the new Hybrid range topper,  I thought with the AMG GT73 allegedly packing up to 800 hp that Porsche would use this model as its statement of internet - the new V8 Petrol mated to the same or more powerful battery giving over 750 hp would have been a serious rival to the AMG.

I will never own one but if I could I would stick with the Turbo S as can't see why you would go hybrid, if the green option is overwhelming then surely the Taycan ticks the box

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