German carmaker Porsche has unveiled the latest model in its Panamera range – a plug-in hybrid station wagon with total system power of 500kW and 850Nm. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is expected to arrive in dealerships from spring 2018.
A few months after the sedan model – revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show – the station wagon version of the Panamera gets this sporty, hybrid configuration, with a V8 twin-turbo engine and an electric motor for a total system power of 500kW.
Performance is evidently on the cards, with a top speed of 310km/h, and 0-100km/h acceleration in just 3.4-seconds – or 0-200km/h acceleration in 8.5-seconds. In all-electric mode, the car has a range of 49km and a top speed of 140km/h. The manufacturer promises full battery charging within 2.4 to 6 hours depending on the charger and power connection.
This all-wheel-drive vehicle is already announced as coming equipped as standard with adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, traffic sign detection with lane departure alerts and park assist with reversing camera. – AFP Relaxnews