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Panamera new models

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:10 AM
Panamera Interior.
Panamera Interior.
Panamera 4S E-Hybrid.
Panamera 4S E-Hybrid.

A unique symbiosis of contrasts, the new Porsche Panamera now covers an even wider spectrum. It combines the performance of a sports car with the comfort of an exclusive saloon. With the Panamera Turbo S, the new top-of-the-range model betters the performance figures of the previous Panamera Turbo by a wide margin.

Porsche also continues to pursue its E-Performance strategy. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is a new addition to the range of plug-in hybrids, offering a completely new drive system with system output. Compared with the previous hybrid models, the all-electric range has been boosted by up to 30 per cent. Comfort and sportiness both benefit from enhanced chassis components and control systems in combination with the new-generation steering control and tires.

Turbo S: from zero to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds

With a power output of 630PS (463kW) and a torque of 820 newton metres, the new Panamera Turbo S offers 80PS (59kW) more power and 50Nm more torque than the previous flagship Turbo. This has a very positive effect on driving performance: in Sport Plus mode, the Turbo S model accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.

Developed in Weissach and built in Zuffenhausen, the familiar four-litre V8 bi-turbo engine has been comprehensively overhauled to enable the car to achieve a top speed of 315 km/h. In order to transfer the enormous power to the road in a controlled manner, and maximise cornering performance, the vehicle has been customised to each specific model and optimised accordingly. This includes adjustments to the three-chamber air suspension, the Porsche Active Suspension Management, and the roll stabilisation system Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport, including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus.

4S E-Hybrid with 17.9kWh battery and an electric range of up to 54km

Porsche is presenting a further performance-oriented plug-in hybrid model with the new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. The intelligent combination of the 136PS (100kW) electric motor integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission and the 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine with 440PS (324kW) generates a system output of 560PS (412kW) and a maximum system torque of 750Nm. All this helps the vehicle to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 298km/h.

The gross battery capacity has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9kWh compared with the previous hybrid models using optimised cells, and the driving modes have been optimised for even more efficient energy utilisation. The 4S E-Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 54km.

Sharper visual appearance for greater presence

The new Panamera models are now equipped from the factory with the previously optional Sport Design front end. This includes striking air-intake grilles, large side-cooling openings and a single-bar front light module. The completely new front end of the Panamera Turbo S is differentiated by the larger side air intakes and newly designed elements in the exterior colour, which are connected horizontally. This emphasises the width of the vehicle, and the light modules, of the dual Turbo front lights, are now set much further apart.

The revamped light strip at the rear now runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid, with an adapted contour. It thus provides a continuous and flowing connection between the two newly designed LED tail light clusters. Three new 20- and 21-inch wheels have been added to the wheel range so that a total of 10 different designs are now available.