Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
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It takes courage to tread new paths. We are discovering them with the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo – and it's going to change your perception of hybrid technology. Just as it will your everyday life. With a maximum total system power of 340 kW (462 hp). Sounds good? Read on.
The crucial factor behind the performance of the hybrid drive concept is the interaction between combustion engine and electric machine. The combustion engine builds power output and torque with increasing rpm, while the maximum torque of the electric machine is on offer at any instant. The result: a tremendous torque of 700 Nm – for incomparable acceleration from a standing start and a new maximum limit for your adrenaline level.
Pure sports car performance. The figures speak for themselves: acceleration from 0 - 62 mph in only 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. And that's despite a fuel consumption of 113.0 mpg.
Six driving modes
With Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and the mode switch on the steering wheel, derived from the 918 Spyder, you can choose from up to six driving modes – as well as the SPORT Response function for maximum responsiveness.
In E-Power mode, the vehicle operates on electric power alone. If the accelerator pedal is depressed beyond the resistance point, the combustion engine switches on, enabling you to demand the maximum available total system power output at any time.
2. Hybrid Auto
The intelligent Hybrid Auto mode offers the greatest operating efficiency for trips across town and country. In this mode, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is driven by the electric machine, the combustion engine or by both together as the situation demands. For the best possible combination of the two drive systems, the optimum operating strategy is derived from information relating to driving profile, state of charge, road topography and speed.
In E-Hold mode, the state of charge of the high-voltage battery is maintained at the current level. This means that the energy of the battery can be used at a later time, e.g. for all-electric driving or boosting.
When the vehicle is driven in E-Charge mode, the high-voltage battery is charged by the combustion engine. This is useful if activated, for example, on a section of motorway before a drive through town on electric power alone.
In SPORT mode, the combustion engine is activated by default and accelerates the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo in interaction with the electric machine. The drivetrain and chassis adopt a sporty setup. In addition, all the energy of the high-voltage battery is made available for boosting.
6. SPORT PLUS
In SPORT PLUS mode, drivetrain and chassis are tuned for maximum performance. The top speed of 170 mph is also available in this mode. The performance reserves of the combustion engine are used to charge the battery – the energy produced can then be exploited for boosting as required.
Let's start with the aspect of a Porsche that always attracts the most attention: the back. The rear end displays a wide physique and is clearly contoured, with all lines emphasising the horizontal orientation of the vehicle concept. The newly refined, higher roof line falls away to the rear, the large-size rear side windows narrow to a point. Nevertheless, passengers in the second row still have plenty of room to get in. A sports car: sharp, agile, contemporary.
Extraordinary describes the adaptive roof spoiler above the expansive rear screen. At high speeds, it reduces lift at the rear axle and helps to ensure outstanding driving stability, high performance and greater driving pleasure.
Conspicuous, in the best sense of the word, describes the light strip on the rear end and the three-dimensionally shaped LED taillights with four-point brake lights. Characteristic of the stylish look commanded by the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo are the imposing Turbo-specific twin tailpipes. The S models are equipped with round twin tailpipes, the Panamera 4 models with a single tailpipe on the right and left.
The fact that stylish design and everyday practicality are not mutually exclusive is demonstrated by the large rear hatch and the low loading edge, which makes it easier to integrate more than just everyday things into the Panamera Sport Turismo – and your life. Above all the sports car has an extraordinary capacity of up to 1,390 litres.
The rear of a sports car boasts sporty attitude. The front and sides, however, reveal a lot about the vehicle concept's elegance and contouring.
From this perspective, the proportions of the new Panamera Sport Turismo models are above all: Porsche. The eye is drawn to clearly perceived rounded transitions, powerful muscles and a sharpened sports car silhouette.
The wheelbase is long. At the front, the overhang is comparatively short, which reinforces the dynamic impression. The side has been intensely sculpted, resulting in the characteristic Porsche waistline and sense of lightness.
An identifying feature of the new Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo: the side air outlets in the front wings are finished in the exterior colour of the car. They underline – along with the distinctive front end featuring characteristic front light units – the dominant position that the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo maintains.
A hallmark of all Panamera models: LED main headlights with four-point daytime running lights, supplemented on the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo by the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).
The Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo is further distinguished by 20-inch Panamera Turbo wheels and brake calipers with a red finish. The power of the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo models is delivered to the road by 19-inch Panamera S wheels. Behind them: brake calipers in Titanium Grey. The Panamera 4 and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo are equipped with 19-inch Panamera wheels. The brake calipers on the former have a black anodised finish, while those of the E-Hybrid are painted in Acid Green.
The interior design leads the way to the future of the sports car – and nevertheless remains faithful to classic Porsche principles. The centre console ascends towards the front, the analogue rev counter is positioned in the middle of the instrument cluster, the dashboard is flat and conspicuously wide.
The control concept is cutting edge with Porsche Advanced Cockpit. In between the compact gear selector is the centre console, which features touch sensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions.
The dashboard incorporates a highresolution 12-inch touchscreen display.
In conjunction with optional four-zone automatic climate control and individual power seats in the rear, the rear passengers also have a touchscreen display of their own. Two high-resolution screens, one to the right and one to left of the rev counter, display virtual instruments, maps and a range of other information.
Above all, though, there is plenty of space and comfort. Front and rear. Not so typical of a sports car? Absolutely typical of the Panamera model range.
In Sport Turismo form, it now incorporates a 4+1 seating concept as standard so that a fifth person can enjoy the Panamera driving experience. Although not designed as a full-size individual seat, the extra space does provide a neat solution for carrying an additional passenger on short to medium distance trips. And, visually, it maintains the impression of a sporty four-seater – typical of the Panamera. On request, you can revert to the ‘classic’ four-seat configuration if you choose optional individual power seats for the rear.
Thanks to the higher roof line, passengers seated in the rear of the Sport Turismo also benefit from some extra headroom.
Whether you're behind the wheel or occupying a passenger seat in the front or rear: in a Porsche, every drive should feel like sport, not transport. With comfort, not cosy cuddles.
The chassis of the new Panamera Sport Turismo models performs this balancing act between sport and comfort effortlessly – and in the most masterful way possible: with further-developed, optional chassis technologies. Examples include the adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology boasting a 60% greater air capacity than that of the predecessor, new Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) and rear-axle steering. What's also new is the integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control system, which centrally analyses the driving situation in all three spatial dimensions, e.g. pitch, roll and yaw, computes optimum driving states from this data, and synchronises all chassis systems in real time: the fourth dimension. The objective is to optimise overall performance, and to make the middle ground between sporty driving and comfort as expansive as possible.