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2020 Porsche Panamera

New 690bhp e-hybrid tops the range

Porsche’s updated 2020 Panamera range powers in with a range-topping 690bhp plug-in hybrid as one of three new variants announced.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid becomes Porsche’s most powerful combustion engine model currently on sale, with an output of 690bhp from a 563bhp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine combined with a 134bhp electric motor, an increase of 20bhp over the departing form. Which means a new 0-62mph time of 3.2sec is quoted, 0.2sec faster than before. And a top speed of 196mph, gaining 3mph.


There is also a 30% boost in electric range from a battery upped from 14.1kWh to 17.9kWh thanks to optimised cells and tweaked drive modes. Porsche claims a WLTP city EV range of 31 miles, WLTP fuel economy of 94.6-104.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 61-69g/km.

Porsche also announced facts of a revised version of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Which Sits below the previously announced 552bhp 4S E-Hybrid, it offers a combined 456bhp from a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 and electric motor. And is capable of 0-62mph in 4.4sec and a top speed of 174mph. All-electric range is up to 35 miles.

A combustion only Panamera 4S has also been included and that model keeps the same 434bhp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 as before, giving a 0-62mph of 4.1sec and a 183mph top speed.

The 2020 Panamera benefits from light exterior design upgrades, with the previously optional Sport Design front end now standard, plus a bundle of tech upgrades. The suspension and chassis control systems have been updated to improve dynamics as well.

Pricing has been revealed. The inexpensive model, the 4 E-Hybrid, is priced from £83,720 and the 4S £92,440. The flagship Turbo S E-Hybrid is £140,130. They join the Turbo S and GTS, and can also be ordered as a Sport Turismo estate.