It takes courage to tread new paths. We are discovering them with the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo – and it’s going to change your perception of hybrid technology. Just as it will your everyday life. With a maximum total system power of 340 kW (462 hp). Sounds good? Read on.
The crucial factor behind the performance of the hybrid drive concept is the interaction between combustion engine and electric machine. The combustion engine builds power output and torque with increasing rpm, while the maximum torque of the electric machine is on offer at any instant. The result: a tremendous torque of 700 Nm – for incomparable acceleration from a standing start and a new maximum limit for your adrenaline level.
Pure sports car performance, in other words. The figures speak for themselves: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 275 km/h. And that’s despite a fuel consumption of just 2.5 litres/100 km.Book Your Test Drive
Possible in one direction only: the future.
Let's start with the aspect of a Porsche that always attracts the most attention: the back. The rear end displays a wide physique and is clearly contoured, with all lines emphasising the horizontal orientation of the vehicle concept. The newly refined, higher roof line falls away to the rear, the large-size rear side windows narrow to a point. Nevertheless, passengers in the second row still have plenty of room to get in. A sports car: sharp, agile, contemporary.
During low-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This has the virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase. The turning circle is reduced, agility is increased and parking becomes noticeably easier to manage.
During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This virtual extension of the wheelbase increases driving stability.
Rear-axle steering is available for all Panamera Sport Turismo models on request.
The total system power is achieved by combining the 243 kW (330 hp) output of the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with the 100 kW (136 hp) output of the electric machine. But a high-performance electric machine also needs a powerful energy store – and this task is handled by the 14 kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery. As a result, the vehicle boasts an electric range of 25–51 km. And a top speed of 140 km/h on electric power alone.
ParkAssist including Surround View is fitted in all Panamera Sport Turismo models and audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected to the front and rear of the vehicle. The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning on the central display screen.
Night Vision Assist provides the driver with information even beyond the range of the headlights. An infrared camera detects pedestrians, deer and other large wildlife before they are illuminated by the headlights. A thermal image in the instrument cluster warns the driver: the detected person or animal is highlighted in yellow – or in red and accompanied by an audible signal if within the critical range in front of the vehicle. In combination with PDLS Plus, the marker light function briefly flashes the headlight at the pedestrian on the kerbside or in the carriageway three times to alert the driver's attention.
|Combined fuel cons.||2.5L/100km|
|0-100 km/h||4.6 Seconds|
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