The 2017 Porshce Panamera E-Hybrid has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Paris Motorshow next month.
Just two months after unveiling the second-generation Panamera, Porsche have added a new starting point to their executive saloon range with the Panamera E-Hybrid serving as the cheapest option in the Panamera range.
Undercutting the 324kW/550Nm twin-turbo V6 Panamera 4S by more than $60,000, the Panamera E-Hybrid, starting at $242,600 (plus on road costs) is the cheapest Panamera for sale in Australia. The German manufacturer’s plug-in-hybrid (PHEV) combines a 243kW/450Nm 2.9-litre petrol powered V6 engine with a 100kW/400Nm electric motor, for a total combined output of 340kW of power and 700Nm of torque.
Paired with an eight-speed dual clutch automatic (PDK) transmission, the Panamera E-Hybrid will sprint to 100km/h in 4.6sec and on to a top speed of 278km/h. Most impressively, the 400Nm from the Panamera E-Hybrid’s electric motor is available from a standstill to mitigate the feeling of ‘turbo-lag’.
Unsurpringly, the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid comes into its own in the economy stakes. With an electric-only range of 50 kilometres and a combined fuel consumption figure of 2.5L/100km, the Panamera E-Hybrid is significantly more frugal than the petrol and diesel powered Panamera range.
The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid is now available to order in Australia with first deliveries expected mid-2017.