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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo First Drive Review
MALAGA, Spain — The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is the new flagship of the Panamera line. Porsche spokesman Hermann-Josef Stappen, who practiced saying the long name for two days, pointed out it’s the first of its kind in the luxury segment and should satisfy a discriminating few who want a high degree of functionality but long for a sports car.
The E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is a plug-in hybrid that’s good for 30 miles on its liquid-cooled 14-kWh lithium-ion battery, ample for stealing away in silence to the neighborhood market or to the office. Electric drive gets the car from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and achieves a top speed of 86 mph. The new Hybrid Auto mode lets the car combine power sources.
Yet with the steering wheel selector set on Sport Plus, we could take advantage of full system output of 680 hp and 626 lb-feet of torque. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 roared like a beast about its contribution of 550 hp, while the electric drive kicked in the rest in a most invisible way. The V-8 and electric motor are connected by an electrically actuated clutch, while an eight-speed PDK transmission distributes the brawn. As a result, the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo whisks from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. And in case there’s a big hurry, top speed is 192 mph.
It was necessary to hold off on all that while we negotiated the interior plateau and crested a high pass, returning to the coast by a route to the north and east of the Sierra de las Nieves (Snowy Mountain). The all-wheel drive would be especially useful here when the winter snows start to fly. Route A-366 was narrow, far narrower than the 40-foot-wide surface of Ascari, and the Sport Turismo was 76.2 inches wide. Meeting the bus that runs between Málaga and Ronda was a memorable event. Eventually, making the long descent, we met a stretch of superhighway leading back to Estepona, our starting point. When it isn’t sneaking around town on electric power in hopes of filling up the maximum 45.7 cubic feet of cargo space with groceries, the Panamera is in its real element here. Thundering away from toll plazas gave us a good sense of the burst this 5,125-pound car delivers.
Inside, under normal driving, the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is quiet and posh. We had lowered ourselves into the leather seats, letting the car take us into its possession. (Something we would throw out: the dreary wood inlays in the doors and dash.) Increasing the Sport Turismo’s versatility, four-plus-one seating is standard—take that, Ferrari GTC4 Lusso!
Despite having two doors and no electric drive, the Lusso is the car we see as closest to the Porsche: a ski car, dog car, and the choice for visiting the plant nursery. And with a base price of $189,450 including shipping charges, the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo seems a steal in comparison. Of course, loaded with extras like rear-axle steering, the handsome 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels, advanced adaptive cruise control, and Night Vision Assist that uses a thermal-imagining camera, the price tag surpasses $200,000.
Factoring in the sophistication of the chassis, the innovative techniques for crimping together aluminum and steel body panels, the powertrain that has spiritual contact with the 918 Spyder, and so much more, the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is quite a marvel. With the emphatic roofline and aggressive rear spoiler, it just looks cool, too. We were happy to drive this great E-Hybrid Sport Turismo and experience what some lucky buyers will regard as everyday practical transportation with a huge wallop of capability standing in reserve.
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo Specifications
|ON SALE||Spring 2018|
|PRICE||$189,450/$217,490 (base/as tested)|
|ENGINE||4.0L twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8/550 hp @ 5,750-6,000 rpm, 567 lb-ft @ 1,960-4,500 rpm plus electric motor/136 hp @ 2,800 rpm, 295 lb-ft @ 100 rpm; combined/680 hp @ 5,750 hp, 626 lb-ft @ 1,400 rpm|
|TRANSMISSION||8-speed dual-clutch automatic|
|LAYOUT||4-door, 4/5-passenger, front-engine, AWD hatchback|
|L x W x H||198.7 x 76.2 x 56.3 in|
|0-60 MPH||3.2 sec|
|TOP SPEED||192 mph|
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Mr Turismo
Porsche’s newest luxury flagship is electrified for the sake of performance — it commands respect in every way not only for its technology but also its capability. wheels tested the new 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo in southern Spain…
At dinner the topic turns taboo.
“Shooting brake?!” exclaims Porsche’s marketing man Florian Klingbeil. “Don’t say those words at this table…”
It’s simple, Mercedes-Benz got there first, and graciously in defeat Porsche was forced to come up with something else for their own shooting… I mean, station wagon.
And that’s how we find ourselves in Spain for the launch of the new — deep breath now — 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.
“We hope that Sport Turismo will mean something one day,” Klingbeil says. “Along the iconic lines of Turbo or Targa, we want Turismo to grow.”
And don’t forget the E-Hybrid bit too, that’s also growing.
There’s no end in sight. You can put 700 horsepower through two wheels of a 911 now. You can put foot, eyeballs shaken, perceptions stirred. And get this, Porsche’s guys over at Flacht, the racing department, reckon a pair of 365-wide rear Michelins can handle even more in the future.
The big, bad Sport Turismo puts it all down to all four wheels though, and for the company’s new flagship model they’ve been a little more sensible. So you only get 680 horsepower.
Off the line, in S+ mode with everything dialed up, the thing launches so viciously you think something’s broken, like the front end with you holding onto the wheel has torn itself away from the rear half of the car. Except you can repeat the trick another dozen times, and unlike your nephew who got a magic party set for his birthday last week, this trick doesn’t get old. By the time you’ve regained composure and stolen a glance at the speedometer you’re seeing two-hundred-something. Coast back down to a nice, legal 120kph, and the Turbo S E-Hybrid feels like it’s crawling, bogged and bored, snapping at 200 again.
That’s where Porsche’s new flagship seems comfortable enough to be itself, cruising at speeds not possible anywhere off the autobahn. Everywhere else it’s like a Golf. A Golf with 21in wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, and an extra boost mode from the 918 Spyder.
This duality is possible because of the car’s drivetrain, the 680 horsepower split between a 550bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 combustion engine and an electric motor for the front axle. With an eight-speed PDK automatic transmission you get zero to 100kph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 310kph reached in sixth. The two final gears are for cruising.
If you aren’t corroborating these claims at every opportunity the car is as docile as some sensible EV runabout, because at times it is an EV. There are even some efficiency benefits in there, but honestly, Porsche’s own people readily admit that the entire point of electrifying the Panamera is to make it go fast.
See, in Zuffenhausen (or rather Leipzig where the Panamera comes from) the term shooting brake might be a no-go but the word hybrid isn’t stigmatic. Notice Porsche proudly includes it in the official nomenclature, signifying flagship status, and warming us all up for the inevitable electrified 911s so we don’t collapse in a faint when it finally happens. That’s why anyone you talk to at the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo launch is quick with the rehearsed line, “At Porsche we use hybrid technology for performance gain.”
Some of them are starting to sound like those cops on TV who slackly have to get the official business out of the way, you know, “You have the right to remain silent…”
But they have a point. You can drive around a little bit on electric power alone, otherwise when you’re on it you get torque instantaneously, all 850Nm of it, and the 2.3-tonne weight of the machine hardly figures.
The car is as docile as some sensible EV runabout, because at times it is an EV. There are even some efficiency benefits in there, but honestly, Porsche’s own people readily admit that the entire point of electrifying the Panamera is to make it go fast.
With torque vectoring coupled to the optional rear-wheel steering on our tester, and the flagship’s standard adaptive air suspension, it’s bizarre how well this car handles with so much weight and sheer size. Yes, you can see the fenders of the car so far apart spanning the width of the entire road, but it’ll go exactly where you tell it so reactively that you only ever worry about the huge dimensions at very low speeds, treading through narrow hillside towns and backing into a parking spot. From behind the wheel it is deceptively capable yet distant, and so insulating you can hardly hear your own horn sounding if the windows are closed.
You can hear the 21s though — the big wheels and low profile rubber let tyre roar and road noise intrude into the cabin a bit, otherwise the Sport Turismo will undramatically tour at 220kph or so.
If you require more specified luxury you can sacrifice the three-seat rear bench for two individual seats, and of course the Sport Turismo’s practical benefits of easier entry and exit and nearly 1,300 liters of luggage capacity remain. Additionally besides all the kit you could want, there’s a neat adaptive cruise control system on board that can think three kilometers ahead with navigational and sensor data, and decide on the ideal speed taking into account gradients and corners. It’s pretty clever, and the voice control system is also worth noting because you can talk to it like a normal person and the computer woman understands you.
In fact there is a fairly wide range of assistive tech in Porsche’s Turismo flagship — it’ll happily drive itself in slow moving traffic at speeds of up to 60kph. This is very thoughtful of Porsche actually, because like I said at those sorts of speeds this car feels quite ordinary, apart from the grabby regenerative brakes giving the high-tech electrified game away. They do that for efficiency. Everywhere else it’s all about performance.
Now I’m starting to sound like one of them…
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
We have rooted for the return of the station wagon in the United States despite the body style’s limited success here in recent decades. While wagons remain popular in Europe, American consumers now embrace slightly taller, rugged-looking hatchbacks (i.e., SUVs) that do essentially the same job. (Although this is increasingly becoming the case even abroad.)
We therefore applaud Porsche both for carrying the concept of a station wagon to a fledgling segment—the luxury-performance class—and also for offering the resultant vehicle in the U.S. in the form of the Panamera Sport Turismo. Now it gets a new variant, the range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid, which we had the chance to sample in southern Spain near the Ascari racetrack.
As cars go, this Panamera is pretty close to total bliss. The Turbo S E-Hybrid contains the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that powers the non-electrified Turbo, in which it’s rated at 550 horsepower. The extra syllables in that long moniker denote the addition of a 136-hp electric motor that’s integrated with the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission, for a total system output of 680 horses. Maximum torque is rated at 626 lb-ft from a low 1400 rpm, up from the standard Turbo’s 567 lb-ft at 1960 rpm.
Again! Do It Again!
Straight-line performance improves slightly: Porsche says the sprint to 60 mph takes 3.2 seconds, 0.2 quicker than its claim for the Turbo with the launch-control feature that’s part of the Sport Chrono package (Sport Chrono is standard on the Turbo S E-Hybrid). And the Turbo S E-Hybrid will run through the quarter-mile in a claimed 11.6 seconds, again 0.2 second quicker than the normal Turbo. Top speed increases from 188 to 192 mph, although this improvement exists merely because Porsche has set the governor differently. This performance, by the way, can be replicated as often as you wish. Unlike the case with some fully electric vehicles that can deliver peak performance only a few times, there’s no issue with overheating here nor is output reduced as the state of charge is depleted, according to Porsche. In theory, this plug-in hybrid also can travel at up to 87 mph in EV mode or—with an ultra-light right foot and reaching nowhere near the EV top speed—up to 30 miles on a fully charged battery, per the optimistic European cycle.
On the road, the Turbo S E-Hybrid performs admirably. The power on tap defies belief, and the electric motor ensures instant response to prods of the accelerator pedal. It should be noted, though, that the regular Turbo with the Sport Chrono package delivers almost equally aggressive responses because its turbocharger can be preloaded to provide instant boost for up to 20 seconds at a time.
More Money and More Mass
Driving on electricity alone feels a bit gimmicky but fun, although we never managed to come close to the promised 30 miles of maximum range, as it would take an extraordinarily patient and disciplined driver to achieve that figure. In EV mode the Turbo S E-Hybrid is superquiet at city speeds, but beyond 50 mph or so, tire and wind noise dominate. Once the V-8 fires up it is always audible, especially in Sport and Sport Plus mode, but that’s by design—and welcome. If this V-8 seems too loud to your ears, choose another driving mode . . . or get a Lexus.
If buzzing along on the power stored in the 104 liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery cells rocks your boat, we get it. Be advised, however, that this ability comes at a penalty. Not only does the Turbo S E-Hybrid add $34,400 beyond the cost of the Turbo model, it also weighs over 600 pounds more by Porsche’s own numbers. The added mass can be felt when putting this behemoth through its paces. The limits of adhesion are sky high, but the standard Turbo feels more agile, precise, and light-footed.
Partially offsetting the price premium is that all the driving-dynamics systems offered as options on other Panameras come standard on this model, excepting only the rear-axle steering. (The sport exhaust system is the only other performance-related option.) That’s because this portly vehicle needs all the help it can get to feel like a proper Porsche. As much as its maker likes to tout a connection with the 918 Spyder—hey, they’re both hybrids!—we’d advise anyone who wants a Panamera that handles like a sports car to go with the regular Turbo.
The massive battery pack also shrinks the available cargo volume from 18 cubic feet to a mere 15, which is a rather paltry number for a station wagon. (A Volkswagen Golf—the regular hatchback, not the SportWagen—has 23 cubic feet of cargo space.) But, as in any Panamera, you sit in extreme comfort and luxury whether in the front or rear seats. And the car can be specified with a full array of telematics and infotainment technologies that are generally intuitive and easy to use.
If you want a hybrid because you like the technology—or because they are incentivized in your area in the form of HOV lane usage, tax breaks, preferred parking, or rules that restrict access to parts of your city to battery-powered machinery—the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo certainly is among the very best and most fascinating choices on the market. If you simply want the best Panamera, or even a scintillating performance station wagon, we’d recommend taking a closer look at the regular Turbo Sport Turismo.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4- or 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $189,450
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve 4.0-liter V-8, 550 hp, 567 lb-ft; permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor, 136 hp, 295 lb-ft; combined output, 680 hp, 626 lb-ft; 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
TRANSMISSION: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase: 116.1 inLength: 198.8 in Width: 76.3 in Height: 56.4 inCargo volume (C/D est): 15 cu ftCurb weight (C/D est): 5150 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):Zero to 60 mph: 2.9 secZero to 100 mph: 7.2 secStanding ¼-mile: 11.0 secTop speed: 192 mph
FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):Combined/city/highway: 19/16/24 mpg
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
The most powerful Panamera Sport Turismo is a plug-in hybrid with 680 hp
- 550 hp 4.0L twin-turbo V8 and 136 hp electric motor
- Total system output of 680 hp and 626 lb.-ft. of torque
- Zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds; Top track speed of 192 mph
- EPA-rated fuel economy and range will be available closer to launch
- Base MSRP of $188,400 excluding delivery, processing and handling fee
- Expected to arrive at dealerships in Spring 2018
Porsche is expanding its hybrid range by adding a powerful plug-in hybrid to the Panamera Sport Turismo model line. Combining the 4.0-liter V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo with an electric motor, the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo delivers a total output of 680 hp and 626 lb.-ft. of torque, making it one of the most powerful production vehicles Porsche has ever made. But it is not just power that makes the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo unique in its segment. Its concept, including a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased luggage compartment volume and seating for five means that the new flagship of the model line offers a high degree of everyday practicality.
Like the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers a compelling demonstration of the performance advantages of hybrid technology. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo utilizes a boost strategy derived from the 918 Spyder and combines a 136 hp electric motor with a 550 hp twin-turbo V8 engine. Total output of the combined systems is 680 horse-power and 626 lb.-ft. of torque.
The decoupler installed in the Porsche hybrid module is actuated electromechanically by an electric clutch actuator (ECA), just like in the other current Panamera hybrid models. This ensures quick response and exceptional comfort. Like other Panamera models, the quick-shifting eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission sends power to the standard active all-wheel drive system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The E-performance powertrain allows the vehicle to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds. The top track speed is 192 mph.
The electric motor is powered via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. The high-voltage battery takes 12 hours to fully charge via a common 120 V, 10 amp connection. If the optional 7.2 kW on-board charger is utilized instead of the standard 3.6 kW unit, the charging time decreases to less than three hours with a 240 V, 40 amp connection. Charging can also be initiated using a timer via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple Watch®). Additionally, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is fitted with auxiliary air conditioning to cool or heat the passenger compartment prior to driving.
Unique design, adaptive roof spoiler and seating for five
The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers all of the innovations of the second generation Panamera. These include the digitalized Porsche Advanced Cockpit, ground-breaking assistance system options such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control and optional rear-axle steering. At the top of the vehicle, the roof extends into an adaptive spoiler. The angle of the roof spoiler is set in three stages depending on the driving situation and selected vehicle settings, and can generate an additional downforce on the rear axle. In normal driving, the aerodynamic guide element - a central system component of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) - stays in its retracted position with an angle of minus seven degrees, which reduces drag and thus optimizes fuel consumption.
At track speeds, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position with an angle of plus one degree, thereby increasing driving stability and lateral dynamics. When in the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position at speeds in excess of 55 miles per hour. PAA also provides active assistance by adapting the roof spoiler's angle of inclination to plus 26 degrees when the panoramic sliding roof is open at speeds above 55 mph. In this case, the spoiler helps to minimize wind noise.
The top-of-the-line model offers all of the advantages of the new Sport Turismo range resulting from its unique design. The raised roof line of the Sport Turismo allows for easy entry and exit at the rear of the vehicle and offers excellent head room. The accessibility of the luggage compartment benefits from the wide opening tailgate and a loading edge height of just 24.7 inches. Like the other Sport Turismo models, the Turbo S E-Hybrid variant is also equipped with seating for three in the rear. The two outer seats take the form of individual seats - in keeping with the model line's reputation for sporty performance with maximum passenger comfort - thereby producing a 2+1 seat configuration. As an option, the Panamera Sport Turismo is also available in a four-seat configuration with two electrically adjustable individual seats in the back. Measured to the upper edge of the rear seats, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers 15 cubic feet of storage space. The backrests of the three rear seats can be folded down together or individually (in a 40:20:40 split) and can be unlocked electrically from the luggage compartment. When doing so, the luggage compartment volume is increased to 45.7 cubic feet.
Extensive standard equipment including ceramic brakes
Standard equipment on the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo includes Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and the Sport Chrono Package. 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels, auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and a three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are also standard.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
Availability, expected arrival, and pricing
The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is available to order now and is expected to reach U.S. dealers in Spring of 2018. The base MSRP is $188,400, not including a $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee.(Porsche Press Release)
The most powerful Sport Turismo becomes plug-in hybrid - Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
The most powerful Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo becomes plug-in hybrid
Porsche is expanding its range of hybrid cars by adding a new model to the Panamera Sport Turismo: the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.The new Panamera Turbo S to the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo will combine a 4-liter V8 engine with an electric motor, generating a power of 680 hp. As soon as the Panamera Turbo engine exceeds the idle speed, it delivers a torque of 850 Nm. This means that the vehicle accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 310 km / h. Average consumption, according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), is 3.0 l / 100 km. The most powerful Sport Turismo has a range of up to 49 kilometers, using only electricity and thus producing zero emissions. Panamera Turbo S The E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is unique in its segment not only because of the balance between performance and efficiency; its design, including a large tailgate, a luggage compartment with a lowered luggage compartment, a luggage compartment for luggage and a 4 + 1 seat configuration, make the new model of the range extremely practical for everyday use . Porsche combines unique design and practical spirit with top performance and maximum efficiency.
Like the Panamera – the top of the sport limousine range – Porsche is now demonstrating with Sport Turism the huge potential of hybrid technology. The boost strategy used in the production of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo with all-wheel drive was taken over from the super sport Porsche 918 Spyder. Even at 1,400 rpm, the V8 biturbo (550 hp) and electric engine (136 hp) reach the maximum torque of the system – 850 Nm. The engine disconnect clutch, integrated in the hybrid module, is electromechanically actuated by an electric actuator (Electric Clutch Actuator). The result is short response times and a high level of comfort. The eight-speed dual-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmits power to the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) adaptive integral traction unit.
The E-performance mode allows the new Sport Turismo to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds. In addition, it takes only 8.5 seconds to reach 200 km / h. The maximum speed is 310 km / h. Despite this level of performance, the hybrid plug-in model is also extremely efficient: NEDC’s fuel consumption was 3.0 l / 100 km and a power consumption of 17.6 kWh / 100 km . Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a range of up to 49 kilometers and reaches a maximum speed of 140 km / h when using only the zero-emission electric motor. The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 14.1 kWh, and the charging time may vary from 2.4 to 6 hours, depending on the battery and the type of power.
Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo incorporates all the innovations of the second-generation Panamera. These include the Porsche Advanced Cockpit digital instrument panel, innovative support systems, such as the adaptive Cruise Control Porsche InnoDrive and optional rear axle steering system. Another innovation is the variable slider, unique in the segment, whose inclination is set at one of three different angles, depending on the traffic situation and the vehicle settings. It also generates an extra load of up to 50 kg on the rear axle. Up to a speed of 170 km / h, the aerodynamic guidance element – a central component of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) – remains in a retracted position at an angle of -7 degrees, following the roofline and tilting to the rear. Above the 170 km / h speed, the slider automatically moves into the performance position at a +1 degree angle, thus increasing road and side dynamics. When the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes are activated, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position at speeds above 90 km / h. The PAA also offers active assistance by adjusting the inclination angle of the eleron to +26 degrees when the panoramic roof is open at a speed of 90 km / h or higher to compensate for the turbulence created.
The top of the range offers all the benefits of the new Sport Turismo range derived from the avant-garde design. The Sport Turismo ceiling line, which is higher compared to the sports limousine, allows easier entry and exit to the rear of the car and provides extra space for height. The luggage compartment utilizes the wide opening of the electric tailgate with standard equipment and a load limit of 628 mm.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is also equipped with three rear seats. The two side chairs have the form of individual seats – according to sporting performance standards and maximum passenger comfort – resulting in a 2 + 1 rear seat configuration. Two rear electric seat adjustment seats are also available as an option. With the trunk measured to the top of the rear seats, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers a storage capacity of 425 liters. The back of the three rear seats can be folded together or separately, 40:20:40, and electrically unlocked from the luggage compartment. When all seats are folded, the storage volume increases to 1,295 liters.
In Romania, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is available for orders starting at 195,108 EUR including VAT. The standard package is expanded: for example, it includes the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) electronic system, the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) locking rear differential, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) 21-inch alloy wheels with Turbo 911 design, Power Steering Plus, Sport Chrono package and auxiliary air conditioning as standard features. As with all Panamera Sport Turismo models delivering over 440 hp, the new range also offers an adaptive pneumatic suspension with three air cushions including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).