The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S are here, too.
Porsche continues to launch its updated Panamera lineup with the most powerful variant so far, the Turbo S E-Hybrid. Alongside today's debut are the also newly updated 4 E-Hybrid and 4S. But let's start with the top dog.
Like before, the Turbo S E-Hybrid is the flagship Porsche Panamera, now good for 689 horsepower and 642 lb-ft of torque, exceeding last year's 677 hp and 626 lb-ft. The 2021 Turbo S E-Hybrid is powered by the familiar 563 hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 paired to a 134 hp electric motor.
Porsche says the new Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan and Sport Turismo go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds flat while the Executive (long-wheelbase version) does the deed in 3.1 seconds. That's 0.2 seconds quicker for all body styles compared to last year.
Powertrain updates were made only to the gasoline engine; the electric motor integrated into the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox remains the same. Top speed is now rated at 196 mph, a 4 mph improvement.
Another important matter is all-electric range which, according to Porsche, is up by 30 percent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimized driving modes. The 4 E-Hybrid also benefits from the same new battery, only its gasoline engine is the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and, combined with the electric motor, has 455 horsepower on tap. Zero to 60 requires 4.2 seconds and top speed comes in at 174 mph, a 0.2-second and 2 mph upgrade from last year.
Last but not least is the new 4S, also powered by the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6. Unlike the previous two trims, the 4S does not have a battery pack and, therefore, no electric boost. Still, it offers a blistering 433 hp (3 more hp than last year) and a 0-60 mph time of only 3.9 seconds. All of the above trims are offered in sedan, Sport Turismo, and Executive body styles.
Styling-wise, the Turbo S E-Hybrid stands out from the pack with its dual C-shaped Turbo front light units and larger side air intakes. The rear end also receives the cool new full-width LED strip while new 20- and 21-inch wheels and two new exterior colors complete the updated look.
Orders for the entire 2021 Porsche Panamera lineup will get underway early next year while deliveries should get begin next spring. Pricing will be announced at a later date.