Porsche Debuts Panamera Sport Turismo, Turbo S E-Hybrid Variants in Geneva
This week at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Porsche showed off two more choices in its Panamera large premium car family. The 2018 Sport Turismo hatchback debuts along with a second most potent Turbo S E-Hybrid that produces 680 horsepower. Both the Sport Turismo and the more powerful plug-in S E-Hybrid variant will be available in the United States at the end of 2017, according to Porsche.
The new Panamera Sport Turismo features a wagon-like rear design, pronounced shoulders, and an elongated window line and roof contour that extends into an adaptive spoiler with a selection for three settings that can generate additional downforce in Sport or Sport Plus track speeds.
A larger tailgate and lower loading level with more luggage space and seating for 5 (4+1) are highlights. The Sport Turismo raised roof line allows for easier rear entry and exit, Porsche says. Luggage space grows to 18.4 cu. ft. vs. 15 cu. ft. in the regular Panamera. With the rear seats folded flat, cargo room expands to 49 cu. ft.
Four engines are offered on the new Sport Turismo, starting with the Panamera 4 trim level’s standard 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 330 horsepower, moving up to the Turbo’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that produces 550 horsepower. Suggested retail pricing ranges from $96,200 to $154,000, excluding delivery and handling fees.
Porsche also is showing in Geneva the recently announced 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The new hybrid-powered Panamera uses power boost derived from the 918 Spyder, which combines a 136-horsepower electric motor energized by a 14.1-kWh Lithium-ion battery with a 550-horsepower twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. It is matched with Porsche’s 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to a standard active all-wheel-drive system. The second Panamera hybrid accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, according to Porsche, and has a top track speed of 192 mph. It can travel 31 miles in all-electric mode.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with air suspension and offers luxury sedan comfort with two wheelbases: the Executive version has a 5.9-in. longer wheelbase. The newest hybrid variant comes with all Panamera advanced performance and driver-assistance technologies, including a 12.3-in. touch screen, and rides on 21-in. 911 Turbo Design wheels. Suggested pricing for the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid begins at $184,400, not including fees.
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