2017 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sapphire Blue – Ultimate Sports Sedan 462 Hp

2017 Porsche Panamera four E-Hybrid – Drive, Inside and Exterior.
Colour: Sapphire Blue.

At Porsche, the time period “hybrid” is synonymous not solely with sustainable mobility, but additionally efficiency – a truth demonstrated not least by the victory of the 919 Hybrid within the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2015 and 2016. This philosophy additionally defines the Panamera four E-Hybrid. The petrol-electric Gran Turismo generates some 340 kW (462 hp) of system energy and delivers gas consumption figures of two.5 l/100 km within the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrid fashions. These figures correspond to CO2 emissions of 56 g/km.

The brand new Porsche plug-in hybrid all the time begins in purely electrical mode. The Panamera four E-Hybrid can cowl a variety of as much as 50 kilometres and might attain a most pace of 140 km/h as a zero-emissions automobile when travelling regionally. And but this Panamera too is a sportscar among the many luxurious saloons: The all-wheel Porsche achieves a high pace of 278 km/h and delivers a system torque of 700 Nm from stationary with out hesitation. The four-door hybrid sportscar breaks the 100 km/h barrier in simply four.6 seconds and the usual three-chamber air suspension ensures an optimum steadiness between consolation and dynamism always.

The superlative efficiency is not any accident: The brand new Panamera four E-Hybrid encompasses a hybrid technique by no means earlier than seen on this phase – a method primarily based on the 918 Spyder. The 652 kW (887 hp) 918 Spyder is the quickest series-produced automobile ever to circumnavigate the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Its file lap time of 6:57 minutes can partly be attributed to the extra energy offered by two electrical motors.

As with the 918 Spyder, the facility of the Panamera electrical motor – 100 kW (136 hp) and 400 Nm torque – is made out there as quickly as the driving force touches the accelerator pedal. On the predecessor mannequin, the pedal wanted to be pressed at the very least 80 per cent of the way in which all the way down to unleash the extra energy of the electrical drive. Now, the electrical motor and petrol engine work together in good concord from the very outset. As with the 918 Spyder, the electrical motor is obtainable to ship extra energy always. This, along with the efficiency traits of the brand new 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine (243 kW/330 hp/450 Nm), generates a formidable enhance situation primarily based on electrical motor and turbochargers.

Within the Panamera four E-Hybrid, vitality can also be used to extend the automobile’s high pace. At Porsche, this new kind of “E-Efficiency” – extra energy, extra driving enjoyable, decrease gas consumption – is seen because the efficiency package of the longer term.

Along with the V6 petrol engine decoupler, the electrical motor heralds the brand new technology of the Porsche hybrid module. In distinction to the electro-hydraulic system of the predecessor mannequin, the decoupler on the brand new Panamera is actuated electromechanically by an electrical clutch actuator (ECA). The benefit of that is even shorter response occasions. As on the opposite second-generation Panamera fashions, a brand new, extraordinarily quick and efficient-shifting Porsche eight-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission is used to transmit the facility to the all-wheel drive. This transmission replaces the eight-speed computerized torque converter transmission on the predecessor mannequin. The electrical motor is provided with energy through a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. And even though the vitality content material of the battery (which is built-in underneath the baggage compartment flooring) has been elevated from 9.four to 14.1 kWh, its weight has remained the identical.

The high-voltage battery takes simply 5.eight hours to completely cost through a standard 230 V, 10 A connection. If the driving force chooses to make use of the optionally available 7.2 kW on-board charger and a 230 V, 32 A connection as an alternative of the usual three.6 kW charger on the Panamera, the battery absolutely prices in simply three.6 hours. The charging course of can be began utilizing a timer through Porsche Communication Administration (PCM) or the Porsche Automotive Join app (for smartphones and Apple Watch). Furthermore, the Panamera four E-Hybrid is fitted as commonplace with auxiliary air con to chill or warmth the passenger compartment throughout charging.

The best degree of drive efficiency is made out there within the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes. The V6 biturbo is lively constantly in these modes. In “Sport” mode, the battery cost is all the time maintained at a minimal degree to make sure there are enough e-boost reserve capacities when wanted. “Sport Plus” mode is all about most efficiency and permits the Panamera to achieve its high pace of 278 km/h. This mode additionally recharges the battery as shortly as doable with the assistance of the V6 biturbo.

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