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New 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid announced for Paris

The all-new 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will make its global debut at the Paris Auto Show next month, the German automaker has announced.

This plug-in hybrid luxury sedan comes standard with all-wheel drive and offers an electric range of up to 50 kilometres with a maximum speed on battery power of 138 km/h. Combining Porsche’s new 2.9L twin-turbo V6 with a potent electric motor, it generates 462 total horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque ― good for 0-100 km/h acceleration in no more than 4.5 seconds ― while achieving fuel consumption of just 2.5L/100km according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

As mentioned, power is transferred to all four wheels, and similar to the other second-generation Panamera models, a new, efficient, and extremely fast-shifting 8-speed dual-clutch transmission is part of the equation. Meanwhile, the standard 3-chamber air suspension ensures an optimum balance between comfort and performance at all times.

Porsche says the high-voltage battery takes just 12 hours to fully charge via a common 120V connection. If the optional 7.2kW on-board charger is utilized instead of the standard 3.6kW unit, the charging times decrease to less than three hours with a 240V connection.

The new 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is expected to become available in North America by the summer of 2017. Pricing will be announced at a later date.