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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

New York Auto ShowBuilding on the concept – and performance – of the previous Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid displayed at the New York Auto Show.

Whereas the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid had to “make do” with a twin-turbo V6 paired with an electric motor, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid supplements electric power with a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that contributes to a total system output of 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque (vs. 462/516 for the 4 E-Hybrid). Porsche says that’s good for a 0-60 time of just 3.2 seconds.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Although the name simply says “Hybrid,” the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is actually a plug-in hybrid with what Porsche says is about 30 miles of all-electric range from its 14.1 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. It not only stands as the most powerful Panamera ever offered, it also marks the first time a hybrid has been the flagship model of the line.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid will be offered in “regular” hatchback form and as the “stretched” Executive with a 5.9-inch longer wheelbase. Prices are expected to be about $186,000 and $196,000 respectively when they hit showrooms toward the end of this year.

CG Says:

They’re expensive, to be sure, but these strike us as executive transports of the highest order. And they’re another great example of how hybrid technology can produce more than just better fuel economy.

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