Luxury automaker Porsche has officially launched the third generation of its Panamera model, featuring a notable advancement in plug-in hybrid technology. The company has revealed plans for four plug-in hybrid drives, boasting increased power, range, and efficiency compared to previous models. However, Porsche has not yet indicated the development of a battery-electric variant for the Panamera lineup.
The flagship model, the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid, takes the spotlight at the market launch, delivering a formidable system output of 500 kW (680 hp). This includes a newly developed electric motor contributing 140 kW. Positioned as a part-time electric vehicle, the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid is equipped with a 25.9 kWh battery, enabling an electric range of up to 91 kilometers in the combined WLTP cycle.
Interested buyers can now place orders for the new Porsche Panamera, with the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid priced at €192,500—significantly higher than its combustion counterpart priced at €107,800. Manufacturing will take place at Porsche's facility in Leipzig, Germany, with European deliveries scheduled to commence in March 2024.
Contrary to earlier speculations, Porsche has not unveiled a battery-electric variant of the Panamera at this time, signaling that the development of an emissions-free model may be in the pipeline but is not yet ready for release. The company's focus on enhancing plug-in hybrid technology aligns with the broader industry trend towards more sustainable and efficient mobility solutions.