High standard of everyday practicality and versatility
Interior concept and connectivity
The Panamera combines high levels of comfort, typical Porsche sportiness and an avant-garde design with a high degree of versatility. This makes it an exception in the luxury segment, and represents an alternative for all those for whom the fixed interior structure of a conventional saloon offers too little flexibility. The Panamera Sport Turismo underlines the unique selling point of the model line with an even more versatile rear. The model unveiled in 2017 is the first Panamera to leave the Porsche factory in Leipzig with three rear seats. Two individual seats in the rear are still available as an option. With the rear seat backrests in their normal position, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo provides a storage volume of 425 litres. In addition, the backrests of the three rear seats can be folded down together or individually (in a 40:20:40 split) and are unlocked electrically from the luggage compartment. When loaded to roof height, the storage volume increases to 1,295 litres.
The luggage compartment of the Sport Turismo is easy to load thanks to the tailgate that is electrically opened as standard, the low loading edge height of approximately 63 centimetres and the 92-centimetre-wide luggage compartment width between the wheel housings. Even heavy golf bags can easily be stowed on the 1,088-millimetre long loading floor. If the Sport Turismo is fitted with comfort access, the tailgate can be opened and closed simply with a foot gesture; the vehicle detects authorised users via the key signal.
As an option, Porsche also offers a loadspace management system for the luggage compartment of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. This versatile system for the secure transportation of all manner of objects includes two rails integrated in the loading floor, four lashing points and a luggage compartment partition net. A retractable luggage compartment cover comes as standard. And if a laptop needs a quick charge en route to a meeting, this can also be done via a 230-volt electrical socket, included in the luggage compartment on request.
Porsche Advanced Cockpit with hybrid-specific displays
A general feature of the second-generation Porsche Panamera is its digitised display and control concept, in the form of the standard Porsche Advanced Cockpit with touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays. The interactive cockpit takes the form of two seven-inch screens. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is distinguished from other cars in the model line by its unique power meter for hybrid driving, with an “Acid Green” indicator and “turbo S” logo. The power meter provides data such as the amount of electrical energy currently being used or the energy being recovered through recuperation.
A 12.3-inch touchscreen in the centre console functions as a central PCM control and display unit, via which the driver can access various items of hybrid-specific information. The boost assistant and hybrid assistant are both practical and informative. The boost assistant display shows the energy available for boosting, while the hybrid assistant provides various visual signals for regulating the electric drive power.
Among the other “Porsche E-Performance” features are the Sport Chrono Package as standard. This includes the MODE switch integrated in the steering wheel, which is used to activate four different driving modes. As in the case of the other Panamera models equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, these are the familiar “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes as well as the “Sport Response button” for accessing maximum performance. The two hybrid-specific modes “E-Power” and “Hybrid Auto” are also included. Two additional modes – “E-Hold” and “E-Charge” – are controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
Controlling the hybrid functions via Porsche Connect
One of the standard functions of PCM is Porsche Connect Plus. This interface to the online world includes Apple® CarPlay and the Porsche Car Connect app (PCC). Drivers of the new Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo can use the smartphone and Apple® Watch app to access hybrid-specific Porsche Connect Services, including battery and charge management and the ability to control hybrid functions remotely. The battery and charge management feature, for example, allows the driver to view important information about the charge status of the car, including the purely electrical range and total range, the current state of charge of the hybrid battery and the remaining charging time. The remote control function enables the driver to control hybrid-specific functions, including starting the charging process or setting the latest possible charging finish time. The driver can also use the app to adjust the standard air conditioning system and thus cool or heat the passenger compartment before starting the engine. This is done using electrical energy from the power grid.