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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo now with a green performance heart


Launched in March as the second variant of the second generation Panamera, Porsche has now added a new performance hybrid model to the Sport Turismo line-up.

Slotting in above the regular Turbo as the new flagship model, the Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid remains aesthetically unchanged from the standard model, with the biggest difference being a change from six to eight-cylinders.

Packing the same 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine as the normal Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the unit in the Sport Turismo punches out 404 kW and 700 Nm of torque, but adds a 100 kW electric motor for a total system output of 500 kW and 850 Nm of torque.

Connected to a eight-speed PDK gearbox with drive going to all four wheels, the Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid, according to Porsche, will complete the 0-100 km/h dash in the same 3.4 seconds as the sedan, and 0-200 km/h in 8.5 seconds before topping out at 310 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 3.0 L/100 km and emissions at 140 g/km.

Utilising a 14.1 kWh battery pack, the Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid has a claimed all-electric range of 49 km with a charging time of 2.4 to six hours depending on the connection type used.

As with the standard E-Hybrid, the Turbo S E-Hybrid's shooting brake design allows for a total cargo capacity of 425-litres or 1 295-litres with the rear seats folded down, while standard equipment includes 21-inch Turbo alloy wheels, three-chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes and the Sports Chrono Package.

Order books are already open in Europe with pricing from €188 592 (R2 966 910) in Germany.

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