NEWS: Porsche launches its new Panamera models

Three new cars complete the line-up

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Porsche is expanding its EV strategy by offering three Panamera plug-in hybrid models for the first time – each available as sports saloon, Sport Turismo and long-wheelbase Executive.

Joining the recently unveiled Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in a completely revamped product line, featuring a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 with 100 kW electric motor (571 PS; Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid models: Fuel consumption combined 2.8 – 2.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 63 – 62 g/km; Electricity consumption combined 22.8 – 21.8 kWh/100 km (as of 10/2020)).

Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 per cent too, thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes. The same advantages can be enjoyed in the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, where the new electric motor is complemented by a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 (462 PS; Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models: Fuel consumption combined 2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 51 – 47 g/km; Electricity consumption combined 18.2 – 17.0 kWh/100 km (as of 10/2020)).

Power is delivered to all four wheels on every new Panamera model via the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Making 21 PS more than its predecessor, the new Turbo S E-Hybrid can hit 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds with the standard Sport Chrono package and reaches a new top speed of 315 km/h. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, meanwhile, takes just 4.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h on its way to a top speed of 280 km/h.

The gross capacity of the Panamera’s high-voltage battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh thanks to the use of optimised cells, and the driving modes have been adapted for even more efficient energy utilisation. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 50km, rising to 56km for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

The chassis and control systems have been revised for superior sportiness and comfort in all new Panameras and a new generation steering system and new tyres ensure improved lateral dynamics and greater precision. The flagship Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes as standard with all currently available chassis and control systems such as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (which includes Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus), rear axle steering with Power Steering Plus and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes.

Visually, the newly designed front end of the Turbo S E-Hybrid is differentiated by its dual C-shaped Turbo front light modules as well as larger side air intakes. At the rear, the revamped light bar now runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour. Further enhancements can be optioned of course, such as darkened Exclusive Design tail light modules with dynamic Coming/Leaving Home animation, three new 20- and 21-inch wheels and two new exterior colours Cherry Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic.

Inside, the Porsche Communication Management features higher display resolution and includes additional digital functions and services such as the improved Voice Pilot online voice control, Risk Radar for road sign and hazard information, wireless Apple® CarPlay and many other Connect services.

Despite the renewed focus on electric drivetrains, this latest Panamera portfolio is rounded off by the new pure combustion 4S, which also benefits from all the same optimised features of the latest model revision in terms of chassis, design, equipment and infotainment.

The new 4S, which is still powered by a 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine, sees off 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package and has a top speed of 295 km/h (Panamera 4S models: Fuel consumption combined 9.2 -8.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 210- 202 g/km (as of 10/2020)). The 4S is also equipped with the previously optional Sport Design front end as standard, featuring striking air intake grilles and large side cooling air openings as well as a single-bar front light layout.

The new Porsche Panamera models are available to order now and will be in dealerships from the beginning of December.

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  • Do you remember that Renault, that was sold because it had a fat, sticky outy back end and you has to 'wiggle that aaaarse', or some such drivel? I could never understand why a car with a fat aaaarse was in any way desirable! Now we have Porsche, flogging a four seater hatchback with a similarly porcine design language. Now, in people, the variety of shape and size gives each of us a choice to find the love of our lives, someone within whom we see a kindred spirit and a 'bit of all right'. A car though... you aren't going to have sex with the darned thing. It's a tin box that you wear, to drive down the road in. Why would you choose to buy something only an aficionado of Spud-U-Like could find alluring?

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