The new Panamera S E-Hybrid improves the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor, and a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public charging stations.
The electric drive produces 95 hp, double the power of the previous model’s electric motor (47 hp). Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has increased capacity over the previous battery (1.7 kWh).
Via the integrated on-board charging componentry and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 167 mph.
A new 3.0 twin-turbo V6 engine replaces the previous 4.8-liter V8 engine in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S. The new engine is also used in the new Panamera 4S Executive and offers an additional 20 hp and 15 lb.-ft. of additional torque, with an increase of up to 17 percent in fuel economy compared to the V8 engine in the previous model.
“At over £88,000 the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is the most expensive production car I’ve ever driven on Fully Charged (including the Tesla Model S). A plug in hybrid Porsche, nice, said Robert Llewellyn.”