Porsche to unveil new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid at Paris auto show [News]

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche will release its second generation Panamera E-Hybrid, which offers more power and an instant power boost for drivers.

Porsche will make the new Panamera available for sale in the summer of 2017, and hasn’t announced yet the pricing on the new four-door sedan. The starting price for the E-Hybrid in 2016 was $93,200, and the starting price for a non-hybrid Panamera was $78,100. Porsche started selling the first-generation Panamera in 2013.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

The new E-Hybrid, which will be unveiled at the Paris auto show, will come with an electric motor that produces 136 horsepower and 195 pound feet of torque. This time, however, the power is instant instead of a driver having to press the pedal at least 80 percent down to get the additional power like they have to on the current generation of Panamera.

Besides the electric engine, the Panamera will come equipped with a new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that will provide about 330 horsepower and 331 pound feet of torque.

The E-Hybrid version will always start in electric mode, which has a maximum all-electric range of 31 miles at a maximum speed on battery power of 86 mph. The battery takes about 12 hours to charge from a 120-volt, 10-amp connection.

Buyers have the option of getting the 7.2 kilowatt on-board charger instead of the 3.6 kilowatt unit, which will then decrease the charging times to under three hours with a 240-volt, 40-amp connection.

Combined, the all-wheel drive luxury sedan can top out at 172 mph with its combined 526 pound feet of torque. The E-Hybrid can also go from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds.

Like the other second-generation Panamera’s, the E-Hybrid will come with Porsche’s new eight-speed PDK transmission.

The new Panamera also comes redesigned on the inside with a new display and control panel with touchscreen capabilities and the ability of a driver to customize their own display.

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