Porsche's flagship Panamera E-hybrid has 689HP and a bigger battery

That'll take you from 0-60MPH in 3.0 seconds with a top speed of 196MPH.

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If you want to go 196MPH while carrying up to five people in comfort, Porsche’s latest 2021 Panamera E-Hybrids are here (via Autoblog). The German automaker introduced two new models (for a total of three), including the flagship plug-in Turbo S E-Hybrid. With a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine married to a 134 horsepower electric motor, it delivers a combined 689 horsepower, up from 677 in the last model.

If you opt for the Sport Chrono package, you’ll hit 0 to 60MPH in just three seconds and see a top track speed of 196MPH. The new 17.9 kWh battery also holds 27 percent more charge for a 31-mile all-electric range — if you need to use a nearly $200,000 car for getting groceries.

On top of the power and range tweaks, the Turbo S E-Hybrid has all the performance perks you’d expect in a high-end Porsche, including electric roll stabilization, torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering and ceramic brakes. Porsche has yet to release US pricing for this model, but the 2020 version starts at $187,700.

Luckily, Porsche’s other new PHEV model, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a big step down in price, but still no slouch in performance. It comes with a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 455 horsepower in combination with the electric motor. That will let you hit a top speed of 174MPH, a bit faster than than the 2020 4 E-Hybrid, while getting from 0 to 60MPH in 4.2 seconds. It also comes with the 17.9 kWh battery, so you’d get around the same all-electric range. Again, there’s no word on US pricing yet, but last year’s Panama 4 E-Hybrid started at $103,800

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