Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo e-hybrid concept (2012)
Premiere: 2012 September 26, Paris motor show
This is a concept car that led to the 2017 Panamera (971-generation) and more precisely to its Sport Turismo variant.
In Porsche's vocabulary "e-hybrid" means it is a plug-in hybrid. The concept vehicle was designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 80 mph/130 km/h and could cover distances of over 20 miles/30 km.
Compared to the Panamera 970.1 Hybrid, the peak power of the supercharged 3.0V6 Audi engine stayed at 245 kW, but the electric motor produced around 70 kW, which was around twice as much as in the 970.1 Hybrid. Later it was found out that this new hybrid system was launched with the Panamera 970.2. The total system peak power was 306 kW and that could accelerate the concept car to 62 mph/100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.
While away from the car, the driver could still access and control all key vehicle information via a smart phone. Charge control showed how much electricity the battery had already stored and predicted how much more time the charging process would take.