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Porsche Expanding Hybrid Lineup with New Panamera Model

By combining a 4.0L twin-turbo engine with a 136-horsepower electric motor, Porsche has created a plug-in hybrid monster in the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. The newest member of the Porsche lineup generates 680 horsepower and a back-cracking 626 pound feet of torque to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 192 mph. With a base sticker price of $188,400, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo isn’t going to be for everyone, but the lucky drivers that can afford it will get the driving thrill of a lifetime. Expect it to show up on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson in the spring of 2018.

Compelling Demonstration of the Power of the Hybrid

Although fuel mileage figures haven’t been released, you can expect this to be one of the most efficient vehicles in the Porsche lineup. This version of the Porsche Panamera shows just how effective harnessing the power of hybrid technology can be, utilizing the boost strategy of the 918 Spyder.  By using a decoupler that is actuated electromechanically, the Turbo S E-Hybrid offers exceptional response when you step on the accelerator. Along with the previous mentioned figures, this model will complete the quarter mile run in just 11.6 seconds, far faster than most muscle cars. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery takes just 12 hours to reach a full charge using a standard household plug, but you can decrease that time to less than 3 hours using a 240 V connection.

Roomier than Your Standard Hybrid

One of the benefits of the unique design of the Porsche Panamera hybrid is the easy exit and entrance in the rear seating area, along with tons of head and leg room. The S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a raised roofline to create a spacious interior and provide plenty of room for seating three adults in the rear. You can also opt for two electrically adjustable seats in the back for the ultimate in comfort. Fold down the 40/20/40 rear seat and you get 45.7 cubic feet of luggage room for those long vacations.

Plenty of Standard Equipment Included

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with a plethora of standard equipment, including ceramic composite brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and a Sport Chrono Package. Twenty-one inch specially designed wheels, auxiliary air conditioning and an air suspension package for ultimate ride comfort and handling are also included. Mark your calendars for next spring when you can take this innovative plug-in hybrid for a ride at Porsche of Tucson.

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