Plug & Play... or Just Play

Porsche Panamera offers best in class performance either way.

With both a plug-in 4S E-Hybrid, and Turbo S version of the revamped Panamera, Porsche are offering greater power and efficiency than ever before to their sports saloon.

In pursuit of its E-Performance strategy, Porsche is offering a completely new drive system in the 4S E-Hybrid which delivers a combined 412kW. At the same time, the 17.9kW/h system boosts range over the previous hybrid models by up to 30 percent. In everyday terms, that means the plug-in hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 52km. 

Performance is equally impressive, with the combined 750Nm, propelling the 4S E-Hybrid from 0-100km.h in 3.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 298km/h. 

The Panamera Turbo S meanwhile, benefits from a 59kW boost over the previous Flagship Turbo. In sport mode, the 463kW/820Nm four-litre V8 will dispatch 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h. That impressive power is perfectly utilised by optimised chassis systems including three-chamber air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). 

The result is uncompromising performance capability, which helped test driver Lars Kern complete the 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.81 minutes – the new official record in the “executive cars” class.

Available as Sport Turismo or Executive with a lengthened wheelbase (depending on the drive system), the revamped Panamera boasts the previously optional Sport Design front end with striking air intake grilles, large side cooling openings and a single-bar front light module. While at the light strip at the rear now runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour.

The new Porsche Panamera models are available to order now, with first customer deliveries expected at Giltrap Porsche in early 2021.

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