Porsche is updating its 2021 Panamera plug-in hybrid luxury sedan lineup with updated Turbo S E-Hybrid and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models. The Turbo S E-Hybrid offers a staggering total of 689 horsepower.
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That figure officially makes this Panamera hybrid sedan one of the German automaker’s most powerful offerings of all time, more so even than the 2021 911 Turbo S that delivers 640 horsepower. Granted, the 911 is still the faster car on a racetrack, but Porsche’s growing Panamera lineup is about much more than jaw-dropping engine output.
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
The 4 E-Hybrid is centered on a plug-in drivetrain that includes a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 paired to an electric motor, a 17.9-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and standard all-wheel drive. Total output is 552 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque.
Compared with the previous Panamera plug-in hybrid, Porsche says the model’s higher-capacity battery pack helps boost electric-only driving range by around 30%. Considering the outgoing model delivered 14 miles of electric range, this math equates to a driving range of almost 20 miles in the 2021 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. If straight-line speed is more of a priority, launch control enables the 4 E-Hybrid to accelerate from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds.
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
That’s impressive — but the Turbo S E-Hybrid is even faster. Thanks to its combination of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and the same electric motor and lithium-ion battery used in the 4 E-Hybrid, total output comes to an eye-popping 689 hp and 642 pounds-feet of torque. The same sprint from 0-60 mph takes 3.0 seconds in the Turbo S E-Hybrid when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Porsche pegs its top speed at 196 mph.
In case you require a little more rear legroom, the Panamera Executive long-wheelbase version is available on both versions. This adds 5.9 inches to the wheelbase, and all of it is devoted to giving rear occupants more stretch-out space in which to relax (or plot their next corporate takeover).
You can put your name down for these Panamera sedans ahead of their arrival in the spring of 2021, but Porsche has not yet announced exact pricing.
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