The concept car’s drivetrain represents a more advanced version of the parallel hybrid system that Porsche is already using in the Panamera S Hybrid and the Cayenne S Hybrid.
Please pardon us, but we can never resist a silly headline. Anyway, Porsche has unveiled a PHEV concept called the Panamera Sport Turismo at the Paris Motor Show. The concept car’s drivetrain represents a more advanced version of the parallel hybrid system that Porsche is already using in the Panamera S Hybrid and the Cayenne S Hybrid.
The new electric motor produces about 70 kW (95 hp), twice as much power as Porsche’s current hybrid drive, and the liquid-cooled, 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery offers several times the performance of the nickel-hydride battery currently used in production, though it has similar dimensions. The supercharged three-liter V6 engine produces 245 kW (333 hp).
In all-electric mode, the Panamera Sport Turismo concept has a range of 30 km (19 miles), and a top speed of 130 kph (81 mph). It can do 0 to 100 kph in less than six seconds, but gets a healthy 60 mpg, and has CO2 emissions below 82 g/km.
A large color display replaces the classic instrument panel, and all driving indicators and control functions are operated by “multi-touch functionality.” Monitors to the left and right of the main display show images from the “exterior mirror” cameras. The driver can choose different hybrid modes to have maximum driving fun, maximum performance or maximum efficiency.