2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is one heck of a hybrid

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The extra trunk space doesn’t add up to much, but man, it looks so much better.

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As a name, the 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is a clunker. But as a car, it’s absolutely brilliant. That’s it. That’s the lead.

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2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

MSRP

LikeBrilliant PHEV powertrainA little more boot spaceExcellent craftsmanship

Don’t LikeSome wonky brake blendingSmudge-magnet console trim

Let’s break the name down before we suss out what’s new. 4S is the trim level, denoting its position above the base 4 but below the hotter-to-trot GTS and Turbo variants. E-Hybrid lets you know that there’s a plug-in hybrid powertrain under the body. Sport Turismo, my favorite part, highlights the fact that it’s a wagon. Throw it all together, and you have a name so dense that it defies SEO headline character counts.

The 4S part, which is a new addition to the E-Hybrid lineup for 2021, is plenty potent in its own right. A 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 forms the first half of the equation, producing 443 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque on its own. That then hooks up with a 17.9-kilowatt-hour battery (up from 14.1kWh in 2020-and-before variants) and an electric motor to produce a net 552 hp and 553 lb.-ft. The 4S E-Hybrid can act as a pure electric vehicle for a stint, Prediksi Togel or it can operate more like a traditional gas-electric hybrid, blending power sources for a balance of efficiency and fun.

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