Electric vehicles and hybrids come now come in all shapes, sizes and segments, and Porsche’s certainly got a handle on its electrified vehicle strategy with the new Taycan; however, it’s the first four-door, the Panamera making news.
Porsche revamped the Panamera for 2021, including the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid that features a powertrain the produces 689 horsepower and 642 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful variant in the revamped model line, and the second most powerful car Porsche currently sells.
The 2021 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines a 563-hp, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with a 134-hp electric motor. Like the recently introduced Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, it is equipped with a new 17.9-kWh battery that is 27% more energy dense than before and includes optimized driving modes.
This also applies to the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, where the electric motor is complemented by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, resulting in a system power output of 455 hp.
The 2021 Panamera model range is completed by the 4S, which now generates 443 hp and also benefits from all the optimized features of the latest model enhancement in terms of chassis, design, equipment and infotainment, with air suspension, which was optional on the previous Panamera 4S, as standard equipment.
Porsche also is paying attention to other basic features.
The Porsche Communication Management system now features higher display resolution and includes additional digital functions and services such as the improved Voice Pilot online voice control, wireless Apple CarPlay and many other connected services.
The chassis and control system balances agility and comfort in all new Panamera models.
A new generation of steering control calibration and new tires improves lateral dynamics further and offers even greater handling precision. The flagship model Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes standard with all currently available chassis and control systems such as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport electric roll stabilization system, which includes Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, as well as rear axle steering with Power Steering Plus as well as the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system.
The new Porsche Panamera models will be available to order starting early next year and are expected to arrive at U.S. dealers in the course of spring 2021. Pricing will be announced once order availability starts.