Porsche Panamera Gets Two New E-Hybrid Models
Porsche has introduced two additional variants to the Panamera range – the Panamera 4
German luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche has announced the introduction of two new E-Hybrid variants for the Panamera sports saloon range, furthering the company’s focus on electrification and sustainability. The company has introduced these two new variants with a quick impact in its lineup following the demand for hybrid electric powertrains in several markets across the globe.
The new Panamera models have a classic design with LED matrix headlights, a continuous taillight, and a frameless rear window. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid comes with 19-inch wheels, black brake calipers, ParkAssist, and a cooled smartphone tray for wireless charging. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid stands out with 20-inch wheels in Panamera AeroDesign, silver Sport tailpipes and red brake calipers.
The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid combines a new e-hybrid system with an improved 2.9 liter V6 petrol engine, resulting in a system output of 470 PS and a maximum torque of 650 Nm. It can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Electric-only range has increased to 59 miles in the WLTP cycle.
The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid focuses on driving dynamics, with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with a system output of 544 PS and a maximum torque of 750 Nm. It accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 180 mph when permitted.
Performance and Frequency
Compared to the previous model, the new Panamera E-Hybrid offers greater electric range, faster charging speed, better sound response, and enhanced driving performance. The high-voltage battery provides about 45% more capacity at 25.9 kWh, and the new 11 kW onboard AC-charger reduces charging time to two hours and 39 minutes.
Modes of Driving
Panamera E-Hybrid models feature four enhanced E-Hybrid-specific driving modes, as well as enhanced Sport and Sport Plus modes, which improve efficiency without compromising performance. These modes change the vehicle’s driving strategy based on driving conditions, route guidance and battery charge status.
All new Panamera variants come with dual-chamber air suspension and Porsche Performance Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. The optional Porsche Active Ride suspension provides improved traction and cornering performance while maintaining a high level of comfort.
The new Panamera models are available to order, with the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid starting at £90,300 (Rs 94,56,886) inc VAT and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid priced from £102,100 (Rs 1,06,92,670) inc VAT. Delivery is expected in the second quarter of the year. Porsche however has not made any announcements regarding the arrival of these variants in the Indian market.
(Note: the price conversion above is a direct conversion from British Pounds to Indian Rupees of the price offered in the UK at today’s exchange rate.)