Porsche has revealed the third generation of its Panamera sedans and, while there are now fewer models overall to choose from, it will offer no less than four hybrid versions.
The base Panamera and Panamera 4 AWD version will be the first to arrive to Canada early next year, starting at $116,300 and $120,600 respectively. Later next year, the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid will be the first of the dual-powertrain versions to show. We’ll learn more about the pricing of that, as well as more details of the three other hybrids, closer to their arrivals. Canada will no longer get the long-wheelbase Panamera, and the Sport Turismo has been ditched globally.
The Turbo E-Hybrid will sport a new 4.0L, twin-turbo V8 engine that pairs with an electric motor mounted in the eight-speed twin-clutch transmission. Overall, this version will feature 670 hp and 685 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-100 km/h sprint of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h. A new 25.9 kWh battery is up from the previous 17.9 kWh version.
The Panamea E-Hybrid can be had with Porsche’s Active Ride suspension, which features active shock absorbers, and carbon ceramic brake rotors. Inside, the Panamera has less overall buttons than before, with a 12.6-inch instrument cluster screen and even a 10.9-inch screen for the passenger.