Porsche is expanding the range of the current Panamera in the US with the introduction of new performance models. The 2021 Panamera with further models include a 689 hp, 642 lb.-ft. flagship.
It is the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the most powerful variant in the completely revamped model line, and the second most powerful car Porsche currently sells, combining a 563 hp, four-liter twin-turbo V8 with a 134 hp electric motor. Like the recently introduced Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, it is equipped with a new 17.9 kWh battery that is 27 percent more energy dense than before and includes optimized driving modes.
This also applies to the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, where the electric motor is complemented by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, resulting in a system power output of 455 hp. The 2021 Panamera range is completed by the 4S, which now generates 443 hp and also benefits from all the optimized features of the latest model enhancement in terms of chassis, design, equipment and infotainment, with the added benefit of standard air suspension, which was optional on the previous Panamera 4S.
Alongside the recently unveiled new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, which develops a system output of 552 hp, Porsche is expanding its E-Performance strategy by offering three Panamera plug-in hybrid models for the first time – each available as a sedan, Executive (long-wheelbase version) and Sport Turismo.
At the heart of the hybrid powertrain is the electric motor, which is integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and produces an unchanged power output of 134 hp and a maximum torque of 295 lb.-ft. Together with the updated combustion engines offered, this makes for outstanding driving performance. In combination with its standard Sport Chrono package, and a four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that now puts out 563 hp instead of the previous 550 hp, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan and Sport Turismo accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, while the Executive takes 3.1 seconds – all 0.2 seconds faster than in previous models.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan and Sport Turismo also offer the quickest acceleration from 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) of any 2021 Panamera at 10.9 seconds. A top track speed of 196 mph for these flagship variants represents an improvement of 4 mph comp ared to the 2020 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid models. The 2021 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid takes just 4.2 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker than the 2020 model) to reach 60 mph from a standing start on its way to a top track speed of up to 174 mph (2 mph higher than 2020 model).
The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh, thanks to the use of optimized cells, and the driving modes have been updated for even more efficient energy utilization. Porsche plug-in hybrid models can be charged at home – either via a standard 120V outlet or a 240V outlet. A model-specific charging capacity of up to 7.2 kW is possible with the standard Porsche Mobile Charger.