Porsche presents two new e-hybrid variants of the Panamera

Roundup Friday 24/May/2024 11:45 AM
By: Times News Service
Porsche presents two new e-hybrid variants of the Panamera
    • Better E-Performance: more power and shorter charging time
    • Up to 96 kilometres of all-electric range
    • Optional with Porsche Active Ride suspension                           

    • Porsche is expanding its Panamera model range with the 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid variants. The new plug-in hybrids offer impressive acceleration figures and driving performance as well as strong E-Performance: The electric range is now up to 96 kilometres.

Stuttgart/Dubai. Porsche is further expanding its range of powertrains for the Panamera sports saloon. As part of the E-Performance strategy, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid have been added to the portfolio with immediate effect. This is Porsche’s response to the particularly strong interest in efficient and dynamic e-hybrid powertrains in many markets. The Panamera will be available in a total of four performance variants of this advanced powertrain technology.

Powertrain: Optimised Hybrid-Performance

The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is particularly efficient and versatile. To generate powerful acceleration, Porsche has combined a new e-hybrid system with a significantly revamped 2.9-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine (224 kW/304 PS). The system output of 346 kW (470 PS) and the maximum torque of 650 Nm enable acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h. The purely electric range of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid increases to 96 kilometres in the WLTP cycle (EAER city).

The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid places a stronger focus on driving dynamics as well as sustained power delivery in the upper rev range. Its 2.9-litre biturbo six-cylinder engine delivers 260 kW (353 PS). The system output is 400 kW (544 PS) and the maximum torque is 750 Nm. This enables the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 290 km/h.

Compared to the previous generation, all Panamera E-Hybrid models offer a greater electric range, faster charging speed, better throttle response and better driving performance in almost all disciplines. At 25.9 kWh (gross), the new high voltage battery provides around 45 per cent more capacity in a comparable space. At the same time, the new 11 kW On-Board-AC-charger shortens the charging time to two hours and 39 minutes. With 140 kW (190 PS) and 450 Nm of torque, the completely new electric motor offers significantly more power than its predecessor. It is also integrated into the housing in an efficient and weight-optimised way, and into the oil cooling circulation of the PDK transmission. The internal rotor design (the rotor rotates inside the stator) reduces the mass inertia by 50 per cent, which improves the throttle response. With a recuperation of up to 88 kW, the electric motor also contributes to the significantly increased electric range of the Panamera E-Hybrid models.

E-Hybrid driving modes with optimised strategy

The four optimised E-Hybrid-specific driving modes, as well as the improved Sport and Sport Plus modes, further optimise the efficiency of the E-Hybrid models. The vehicles always start in the purely electric E-Power mode. Once the state of charge of the battery is under a certain minimum value, the system automatically switches to Hybrid Auto mode, which adapts the operating strategy to the current driving situation.

In E-Hold mode, the current state of charge of the battery is preserved. In E-Charge mode, on the other hand, the combustion engine charges the battery to up to 80 per cent.In Sport and Sport Plus modes, Porsche reduces the target state of charge of the battery to 20 and 30 per cent respectively (previously 30 and 80 per cent). This increases efficiency without sacrificing performance.

E-Hybrids with innovative active suspension

Porsche equips all variants of the new Panamera with an adaptive two-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with two-valve dampers as standard. The innovative Porsche Active Ride active suspension is also available for the E-Hybrid models. It combines the ability to offer optimised traction and cornering performance with a high degree of comfort. Every individual damper – also equipped with two-valve technology – has an electrically operated hydraulic pump, which is powered by the 400-volt system and which can be used to actively build up forces in the rebound and compression directions. As a result, the suspension almost completely absorbs body movements caused by road imperfections and keeps the vehicle horizontal at all times during dynamic driving manoeuvres. The dampers operate at up to 13 Hz, which means they can adjust the setting up to 13 times per second and thus react lightning fast to the respective driving situation and the road surface. The technology also enables innovative functions such as the overcompensation of pitching and rolling motions, as well as the raising of the body when getting in and out of the car.

Sporty details and enhanced standard equipment

All variants of the new Panamera have an athletic, fresh design. At the front, the look is characterised by newly shaped, standard matrix LED headlights and an additional horizontal air intake. At the rear of the sports saloon, a continuous taillight and a frameless rear window distinguish the new Panamera. Window trim in silver enhances the side line.

The standard equipment of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid includes 19-inch wheels, black brake callipers and matrix LED headlights. The innovative high-resolution HD matrix LED lighting system is available as an option. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is distinguished by 20-inch wheels in Panamera AeroDesign, silver Sport tailpipes and red brake callipers. Brake callipers in Acid Green and Black are optionally available. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid brakes with ten-piston brake callipers at the front axle as standard. Alternatively, the PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) is available for this model in conjunction with 21-inch wheels. The ceramic composite discs measure 440 millimetres at the front axle and 410 millimetres at the rear axle.

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid are now available to order.

More digital, more luxurious, more efficient: the new Panamera

Porsche Active Ride suspension for greater comfort and dynamics

Improved E-Performance – more power, more range

New exterior design with even greater emphasis on width

Porsche Driver Experience: new control concept and digital cockpit

Porsche revamps the Panamera: the third generation of the sporting luxury sedan is characterised by a fresh and expressive design and a broader spectrum between dynamic performance and driving comfort. More powerful E-Hybrid powertrains and a new high-specification suspension system underline the claim to offer the most dynamic sedan in the segment.

Stuttgart/Dubai. The Porsche Panamera is entering its third model generation. The sports car manufacturer's luxury sedan emphasises its sporting character with even more powerful drive systems. The profile is enhanced by a fundamentally modernised operating concept and plenty of innovative technology. These include the new Porsche Active Ride suspension system, which combines a significantly higher level of comfort with the sporting driving characteristics for which Porsche is famous. The technical yet elegant, dynamic design of the new Panamera gives the model line’s attractive proportions a fresh update. A fundamentally redesigned, driver-centred interior enhance the driving experience.

Superior feel with state-of-the-art suspension systems

The new Panamera already comes with dual-chamber two-valve air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. The two-valve technology separates the rebound and compression stages of the damper control and therefore offers an even wider range between comfort and sportiness: the system noticeably dampens impacts from transverse joints and road damage while at the same time ensuring more body stability in dynamic driving situations. The car’s handling can be further improved thanks to optional all-wheel steering.

In addition, the innovative Porsche Active Ride active suspension system is available as an option for the E-Hybrid models of the new Panamera. This system surpasses other suspension concepts in all relevant parameters and offers an unprecedented range between driving comfort and driving dynamics. The basis for this is newly developed active shock absorbers – also with two-valve technology – each connected to an electrically operated hydraulic pump. This generates a volume flow in the damper according to demand and can therefore build up forces between the body and wheels in a lightning-fast, highly precise and targeted manner, which counteract and almost completely compensate for the forces resulting from the road excitation. A weight-saving single-chamber air-suspension system complements this technology.

The chassis keeps the body of the Panamera flat at all times, even during dynamic braking, steering and acceleration manoeuvres. With a smooth ride, the system absorbs bumps almost completely. In dynamic driving situations, the Porsche Active Ride suspension system ensures a perfect connection to the road thanks to a balanced distribution of wheel loads.

If the corresponding mode is activated, the suspension can overcompensate for pitching and rolling tendencies to reduce the acceleration forces acting on the occupants. In this setting, the new Panamera leans into the corners like a motorcycle would. It pulls the front down when accelerating and the rear when decelerating. When stationary, the Porsche Active Ride suspension system lifts the body to a comfortable entry or exit height.

More E-Performance and comprehensively revamped engines

Porsche offers a total of four efficient E-Hybrid powertrains for the new Panamera, in response to the high demand for this type of drive system. All E-Hybrid variants benefit from greater performance, range and efficiency. The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid is ready at market launch. The heart of its powertrain is a fundamentally revised four-litre V8 turbo engine. The output of the newly developed electric motor is 140 kW (190 PS). Together, they create a system output of 500 kW (680 PS). The system torque reaches an impressive 930 Nm. Porsche integrates the electric motor into the housing of the comprehensively redesigned eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Dispensing with a separate E-motor housing saves around five kilograms. The integration of the unit into the oil circuit of the transmission also optimises the heat balance of the electric drive unit and allows higher continuous output from the electric motor.

The Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid sprints to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and boasts a top speed of 315 km/h. Its battery capacity is now 25.9 kWh. This enables an equivalent electric range of up to 91 kilometres in the combined WLTP cycle or 83–93 km in the city cycle. A new 11 kW on-board AC charger shortens the charging time at suitable charging points to 2 hours and 39 minutes.

The Panamera and Panamera 4 variants will also be available at the time of the launch. Modifications to boost pressure, fuel injection flow rate and ignition timing optimise the performance of the 2.9-litre V6 turbo engine. It now generates 260 kW (353 PS) and 500 Nm of torque – an increase of 17 kW (23 PS) and 50 Nm compared to its predecessor. This shortens the Panamera’s sprint to 100 km/h to 5.2 seconds and boosts its top speed to 272 km/h. The all-wheel drive Panamera 4 now takes 4.8 seconds and reaches 270 km/h.

Luxurious and sporting inside and out

The new Panamera retains the characteristic lines and proportions of the model line. It measures 5,052 mm in length (Executive: 5,202 mm) and is 1,937 mm wide and 1,423 mm high (Executive: 1,428 mm). Its fundamentally revamped appearance lends the sports sedan an even more expressive and sporting look. Up front, an additional air intake above the number plate compensates for the increased air requirement of the drive systems. The redesigned window line in the sideview reinforces the sedan character of the four-door sports car. The outer edges of the rear window are flush with the contour of the body, creating harmonious lines at the rear of the car.

The Porsche Driver Experience cockpit concept features the ideal balance between digital and analogue control elements and positions the input and output elements essential for driving along the driver’s axis. The gear selector lever is directly to the right of the steering wheel. The mode switch for the Normal, Sport and Sport Plus driving programmes and the assistance control stalks are also directly accessible to the driver. This means that they don’t need to take their eyes off the road in order to adjust the drive programmes and assistance systems.

An optional passenger display closely integrates the passenger into the driving experience. The 10.9-inch screen displays vehicle performance data on request. It also allows operation of the infotainment system. In order to avoid distracting whomever is behind the wheel, the passenger display cannot be seen from the driver’s seat.

A more distinctive Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid

Model variants bearing the Turbo name enjoy a special position at Porsche as the performance flagships. Porsche has strengthened this position in the model line with the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid. Externally, it is characterised by a distinctive rear apron with painted diffuser panels and a unique front apron in body colour. There are also chrome-plated tailpipes in dark bronze and optional centre-lock wheels, which can also be specified on the other models.

The Turbo-exclusive colour Turbonite is used as a contrast on the side window strips and the Turbo logo on the tailgate, as well as in the Porsche crest on the bonnet, wheels and steering wheel. Inside, Turbonite is combined with carbon elements to create a sporting ambience. It can be found, for example, in the central rev-counter in the instrument cluster and as the colour of the controls in the centre console.

Porsche is also equipping the Panamera with standard Matrix LED headlights. The high-resolution HD Matrix LED lighting system, which has more than 32,000 pixels per headlight, is available as an option. It offers completely new lighting features, such as dedicated lane brightening. The illumination range is up to 600 metres.

The new Porsche Panamera is available to order now. It offers extended standard equipment compared to its predecessor with two-valve dual-chamber air suspension, LED matrix headlights, ParkAssist, driving mode switch on the steering wheel, a cooled smartphone compartment with inductive charging function and an improved fine dust filter with GPS-supported, automatic air-recirculation function.

Porsche produces the new Panamera at its Leipzig factory. The Saxon production site is closely associated with the Panamera: from 2009 to 2016, the first generation of the four-door sports sedan was assembled there while complete production moved to Leipzig in 2016 with the introduction of the second generation. Modifications to accommodate the production of the third generation of the Panamera have been integrated into the plant over the past few months.

All new vehicles offered by Porsche are type-approved according to WLTP. Official NEDC values derived from WLTP values are no longer available for new vehicles as of 1 January 2023 and can therefore not be provided.

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