2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Spied Testing

The 2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is undergoing testing.

The small charging socket door seen on the left rear fender tips off this car’s plug-in hybrid identity, while a fuel filler door can also be seen on the opposite side of the car.

Whether or not there will be significant changes to the plug-in hybrid powertrain is unknown at this point. Currently, the S E-Hybrid model uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 to produce a combined 416 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque. The current car is able to travel 22 miles on electricity alone, a number which will likely increase with the new generation of Panamera.

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Overall, styling on the new Panamera will remain mostly the same save for some small tweaks. Weight loss of roughly 198 pounds is expected while three different body styles, a five-door coupe, a long wheelbase version and a shooting brake model, are said to be in the works.

The 2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will likely arrive in the United States sometime in late 2016.

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