Porsche’s first wagon ever, the Panamera Sport Turismo which had been confirm to land on Malaysian shores will now also be available as a plug-in hybrid its flagship model as Porsche looks to expand its hybrid range.
It’s called the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. Combining a 4-litre V8 engine with an electric motor, it whizzes out a staggering 680 hp with an eye-watering 850 Nm of torque, allowing it to reach the 100 km/h mark from standstill in a mere 3.4 seconds, 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds before topping out at a hairy 310 km/h.
Drive is sent through an 8-speed PDK gearbox to an adaptive all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management system. The way in which it delivers its mighty power has been influenced by the Porsche 918 Spyder in that, even at 1,400 rpm the Panamera delivers its maximum torque through the V8 and electric motor combo.
The most powerful Sport Turismo can offer a driving range of up to 49 kilometres with a top speed of 140 km/h when solely relying on its electric power. Its 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery can be full charged within 2.4 to 6 hours depending on the charger and power output. With such levels of efficiency and frugality, the Sport Turismo is claimed to be capable of a 3L/100km fuel consumption rating.
Like the second generation Panamera, the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with Porsche Advanced Cockpit, Porsche Innodrive and the innovative roof spoiler. The active roof spoiler, dictated by the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system is capable of adjusting itself to three different angles depending on the vehicle’s speed, generating up to 50 kg of downforce on the rear axle. Optional features include a rear axle steering and electrically-adjustable individual rear seats.
Despite having a performance spec list that can confuse it for a fire-breathing, track monster, the E-Hybrid is also knee-deep in family-friendly features. Its raised roofline allows for easy entry and exit, also ensuring impeccable head clearance. Its large electrically-operated tailgate and low loading height ensures that it is just as capable on a grocery run, as it would be on a track day.
Other extensive standard equipment includes the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), ceramic brakes, Sport Chrono pack and adaptive three-chamber air suspension in tandem with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system.