2021 Porsche Panamera hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid revealed

Porsche has revealed a range-wide update of its Panamera super sedan, including a new plug-in-hybrid version of the high-performance four-door, known as the 4S E-Hybrid.

Porsche describes the car’s drive system as “completely new”, putting out 412kW in total (compared to the current 4 E-Hybrid’s 340kW) and claims a 30 per cent increase in electric range over previous Panamera hybrids.

A 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine making 323kW is combined with a 100kW electric motor for the 411kW total output, with maximum torque quoted as 750Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 3.7 seconds (compared to 4.6 seconds for the 4 E-Hybrid) and top speed is 298km/h.

The latest Panamera hybrid is also more efficient than the outgoing car; fuel consumption is quoted as improving from 2.73 to 2.5L/100km, while CO2 emissions are as low as 51g/km – again, an improvement on the current car’s low of 60g/km.

An increase in battery capacity to 17.9kWh (compared to the previous Panamera hybrid’s 14.1kWh) sees the quoted electric range in city driving conditions rise to 55 kilometres, from the old car’s 35-40 kilometres. Pure-electric, hybrid, charge hold, engine charge and performance-orientated Sport and Sport Plus driving modes are all available.

Stephen Errity

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