Video: Plug-In Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Debuts

By · December 11, 2012

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

It's only a concept, says Porsche officials, but for all appearances the company is steadily moving toward production of the Panamera Sport Turismo plug-in hybrid.

The Panamera Sport Turismo features a 335-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that's paired to a 95-horsepower electric motor in a parallel hybrid setup. Porsche claims that the Sport Turismo's electric-only range is about 18 miles at speeds of up to 80 mph. This rear-wheel-drive beast scoots from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than six seconds. A 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery mounted below the trunk floor, which replaces the nickel-hydride unit in the current Panamera Hybrid, features plug-in compatibility.

This video, released by Porsche yesterday, describes the various design elements that make the Panamera Sport Turismo a true looker. Additionally, Porsche talks powertrain and technology, and how form follows function to produce the head-turning Sport Turismo.

Expect the Panamera Sport Turismo to launch sometime in 2016—that's only three years away—with a base MSRP higher than the 2013 Panamera Hybrid, which starts at $96,150.

Comments

· · 2 years ago

". . . electric-only range is about 18 miles . . . "
I certainly wouldn't waste my money on this pathetically slow and small gas guzzler when the roomy Tesla Model S is available for less money Today

· · 2 years ago

I guess I'm alone in this but I don't see the point in all the added complication and then having the thing go a whopping 18 miles under perfect conditions. But then, I've never truly understood the appeal of a non-plug-in hybrid.

I want an electric car simply because its electric. Guess I'm in the minority.

· Modern Marvel Fan (not verified) · 2 years ago

"I guess I'm alone in this but I don't see the point in all the added complication and then having the thing go a whopping 18 miles under perfect conditions"

You must think the Prius Plugin is a "joke" then....

Don't tell that to all the diehard Prius Plugin fans, they will "eat" you alive....

· Carlos (not verified) · 2 years ago

A really, really ugly car...one of the 100 ugliest cars ever.

· · 2 years ago

@Modern Marvel Fan

I was alluding to that car, yes. However Toyota will probably be the biggest Pluginhybrid maker simply because of their Huge Popularity.

You're correct I'm not a big fan of the PIPrius as such, but only as an Ambassador to make others confortable with the idea of plugging in. Neighbors talk to Neighbors, and more Toyota PIPrius sales will result eventually in more imievs, Leafs, and Volts on the street.

Toyota's best product IMO is the reasonably priced RAV4EV. But they don't sell it here!

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