New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Is A 671HP PHEV That Hits 62MPH In 3.4 Sec

With a combined output of 671hp (680PS) from its turbocharged V8 and electric motor, Porsche’s new wild Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful model in the brand’s range right now, second only to the discontinued 918 Spyder that has 875hp.

Not impressed yet? How about a 0-100km/h run in blazing 3.4 seconds (0-60mph in 3.2 sec) and a top speed of 310km/h (193mph). To put that into perspective, it almost matches the latest 493hp (500PS) 911 GT3 RS that completes the sprint in 3.3 seconds and has the same exact top speed.

True, it lags the pure-electric Tesla Model S P100D’s 0-60mph (96km/h) time of 2.28 seconds, but it puts it right up there with the very best.

Sitting at the top of the Panamera range, the Turbo S E-Hybrid ditches the V6 powertrain of Porsche’s other hybrid, the 456hp (462PS) 4 E-Hybrid, for the regular Turbo S’ 542hp (550PS) 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that is paired to a 134hp (136PS) electric motor. Combined, the two deliver a maximum output of 671hp (680PS) and 850Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque from as low as 1400rpm.

And it can do all that while returning an average fuel consumption of 2.9l/100km or 97.4mpg UK (equal to, but not comparable to EPA estimates, 81.1mpg US), with CO2 emissions of just 66 g/km. Porsche’s rating for electric power is 16.2 kW/h/100 km. On top of that, the Turbo S E-Hybrid can be driven on fully electric power for up to 50km or 31 miles.

The electric motor of Porsche’s top plug-in hybrid is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. The battery can be charged in 6 hours via a regular, 10A house socket, or 2.4 hours from the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger with 32A. Users can start the charging process remotely via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple Watch).

Porsche offers the Turbo S E-Hybrid with two wheelbases, the regular and the 5.9-inches (150mm) longer Executive, which is a tad heavier and slower hitting 60mph in 3.3 sec (vs 3.2 sec).

Standard equipment for both include 21- inch 911 Turbo Design wheels, Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and Sport Chrono Package. Auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and a three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are also standard. The long-wheelbase Executive adds rear axle steering, 8-way power rear seats with comfort head rests, and four zone climate control.

In the US, prices will start at $184,400 for the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, and from $194,800 for the Executive version, both excluding $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee.

We’ll see Porsche’s strongest Panamera yet at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. You can keep track of the rest of the debuts here.

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  • Kaisuke971

    My jaw dropped and it isn’t going back up, help me plz

  • Honda NSX-R

    The family man’s 918?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    What the fu…

  • Mike Gonzalez

    nice but i hate it when Porsche f**k up their cars with the lime green accents… like ease up with that hideous color, it simply doesn’t match the luxury aesthetics of their cars

    • TheHake

      I kinda like it…

  • An Existing Person

    I wonder if Porsche will do a regular Turbo S version without the electric motor. Just the 4.0L V8 with an increase in power close to this would be awesome as well.

    • Matt

      I doubt they will, in the same way they haven’t made a non-electrified 918.

    • TheHake

      They did have a Turbo S and Hybrid in the previous version of the Panamera, but somehow I think this replaced the Turbo S.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      i think they will.because porsche is well known by to have 100 versions of their it seems that,why not?

  • d’Aforde

    Holy hybrids Batman!

  • Sébastien

    weight? also wonder how the center of gravity would compare with a model S

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      probably it will be as heavy as M1 Abrams tank!

  • TheHake

    THIS is how you do PHEV!

  • Alban Gojani


    P.S. In the title you say it hits 0-62mph in 3.4sec and in the article you say “…longer Executive, which is a tad heavier and slower hitting 60mph in 3.3 sec (vs 3.2 sec).” Now don’t come up with the argument that that’s for 62mph and this is for 60mph. Just stick with one figure the whole article. Either use the 0-60mph time or the 0-62mph time, not both. Just a tiny advice with a passive aggressive tone. I love you guys, keep it up.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Nope, still don’t like it.

  • Kash

    It was meant to be. I get into an accident in my CTS-V and then a couple weeks later this thing debuts? It’s a sign from the car gods!

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      damn! you have cts-v? good choice man.

      • Kash

        I do, but I’m probably gonna sell it, the body shop that repaired it at offered to buy it from me. I love the car but it’s not as usable as I’d like it to be for what I’m paying for it. It’s a great car otherwise, i just want a little more from it t the end of the day. If you’re looking for that high performance sedan, the CTS-V all the way, everything from the sound to the handling is amazing and was above everyone else in this segment. if they offered a wagon version i’d never give it up.

        • Belthronding Tinuviel

          got it. ctsv is one of the best looking sedans and i would like to taste that noisy v8 on limit.anyway,wish you safe trips and enjoy it.
          mine is v10 m5. after i read your thoughts, i feel that we are on the similar way about our cars.
          it is exciting,good looking (still),powerful car and it has one of the best engine screams to me.but at the end of the day, i am getting more and more tired of driving it. (especially that smg3 is a disaster for urban driving)
          i think that,performance sedans are all good theorically but after some time,you start to look around to replace it anyway.

          • Kash

            V10’s are my favorite engines, even more than V12’s, they’re more unique. I wish Audi other brands would do a V10 for a sedan. The last gen 5, 6, and 7 BMW’s were my favorite looking and personally the end of the truly great era for BMW.

            Agreed. I’m still in pain from the accident so I can’t even drive the CTS because it’s so stiff. The only car I can ride in are my husband’s Ghost so i’ve been driving it. It’s literally the sweatpants of cars in that it’s so friggin comfy, i just hate it because of the outdated BMW media system. If we weren’t leasing it I’d have it swapped out for something else.

          • Belthronding Tinuviel

            i hope you get well asap!
            yeah,v10 is from out this world and it is revving like hell,that is why i love it actually.
            but i am really surprised about your disappointment about media system , i think car gods are pushing you to replace it with ASTON MARTİN VANQUİSH:)

          • Kash

            thanks, i have to some more x-rays, and doc wants me to do a CT/MRi.

            Oh that’s just mean, the Vanquish with that Volvo system? That’s worse than iDrive. lol.

            I actually like Merc’s system the best, but I spent so much time with it when a G63 was my daily and before the 63 was a G55 which i got as my first car. Jag’s system isn’t that bad either and if i had to give up Merc’s i’d take Jag’s.

  • emjayay

    It’s interesting that super expensive luxury cars like this Porsche and Teslas feature very simple and fluid styling, while many Japanese brands are going for as many angles and shapes and zigs and zags and geegaws and fake grilles (see: most Hondas at this point – fake brake intakes and fake brake exhausts) as possible, and then throwing a few more in after that.

    Other than of course that grille the new Alfas are following the simple idea as well. And Faraday Future, if it actually is a thing.

    It’s like here’s highly refined good taste for you richies and for you plebes here’s the pile of crap we know you love.

    • smartacus

      Nobody cares about your plebe poverty.

  • 59soni

    Very exciting. It leads the way for a hybrid 911 with this kind of power, and pushes the competition to keep the HP war still further. Think of Nissan R36…

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