Atlanta, Georgia. With the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche is introducing a plug-in hybrid as the flagship of the model line for the first time. Combining the 4.0-liter V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo with an electric motor, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid delivers a total output of 680 hp and 626 lb.-ft. of torque. Only the limited production 918 Spyder has ever had more power. The Panamera Turbo S Plugin Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds (3.3 seconds for the Executive model). In addition it also has a top track speed of 192 mph.

According to the New European Driving Cycle, the average fuel consumption is 2.9 liters per 100 kilometers, and the new top-model Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometers. EPA-rated fuel economy and range will be available closer to launch.

Inside the original Porsche Panamera Plugin Hybrid during my test drive

After the successful debut of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid – which uses a twin-turbo V6 engine combined with an electric motor. Although the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is another compelling demonstration of the performance advantages of hybrid technology.

Therefore, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid utilizes a boost strategy derived from the 918 Spyder whoa! It also combines a 136 hp electric motor with a 550 hp twin-turbo V8 engine. As well, the decoupler installed in the Porsche hybrid module is actuated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA). Yes that’s just like in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. This ensures quick response and exceptional comfort. Like other Panamera models. Cause the quick-shifting eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission sends power to the standard active all-wheel drive system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM).

Celebrating its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid reached U.S. dealers at end of 2017. In addition, it also offering an Executive version with a 5.9 inch longer wheelbase. So standard equipment on the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid includes Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport). That’s including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and Sport Chrono Package. Also auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements. Also a three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are also standard.

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The Executive version is additionally equipped with rear axle steering. Also includes 8-way power rear seats with comfort head rests. Plus 4 – zone climate control. Both models are equipped with 21- inch 911 Turbo Design Wheels. The price for the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is $184,400. Finally, all while the Panamera Turbo S E- Hybrid Executive will start at $194,800. These prices exclude the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee.

Source: Porsche

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