Porsche has unveiled the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid model, which will head to the 2016 Paris Motors Show. The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is powered by a 2.9 L, a twin-turbo, V6 petrol motor and an electric motor together, which develops 462 hp of maximum power and 700 Nm of peak torque, mated to an eight-speed PDK gearbox. The power generated by the engine is transferred to all-four wheels and propels the Panamera to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 278 km/h. The plug-in hybrid model emits lesser CO2, down to 56 g/km, and delivers improved fuel efficiency, claims the German carmaker.
The luxury car uses an electric motor to start and can drive up to 50 km when fully charged with a maximum speed of 140 km/h. The standard eight-speed automatic torque convertor, which was seen in the predecessor models has been replaced with the new transmission unit, which consumes less fuel and offers improved fuel-economy as well as more power.
The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is based on the hybrid technology of the Porsche 918 Spyder, which produces 887 hp of power. The electric motor features a 14.1 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery (positioned under the luggage compartment). It takes 5.8 hours to fully charge the battery via a 230-V, 10-A connection. The company has also equipped the E-Hybrid with auxiliary air conditioning, which keeps the passenger compartment cool or heated while charging.
Furthermore, Porsche also offers the car with a newly designed and advanced cockpit with hybrid-specific display and control concept - Porsche Advanced Cockpit. The cockpit boasts of touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays and a power meter tailored especially for the hybrid models and a Sport Chrono Package. The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid also features different driving modes for better driving experience.
Porsche will start the deliveries o f the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid in April 2017 and will be sold alongside Panamera Turbo, Panamera 4S and Panamera 4S Diesel.