Future Machines USA World First Test Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

New trips In early June this year, two newly-launched heavy-duty electric vehicles were tested in overseas. One was the Jaguar I-PACE and the other was the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo. Only 4 media were invited this time around the world, and the specifications for the test drive were very high, and the US traffic police opened the way personally. This car Porsche called it a concept car, but in fact it can already be used as a production car. Through it we see how Porsche understands pure electric vehicles.

Although not in volume production, it perfectly explains Porsche's understanding of pure electric vehicles.

At the Geneva Motor Show in March of this year, the concept car Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo debuted for the first time in the world. Although the official said it was a concept car, it could be said that it was actually a mass production state. At present, there are two concept cars in the Porsche Mission E series, one of which is the previously released sedan, and the other is the Mission E Cross Turismo.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

The Porsche Mission E will be in mass production in 2019, but this Mission E Cross Turismo has no mass production plans yet, but the series of technologies and design concepts above the Mission E Cross Turismo will be synchronized to the mass production of Mission E in the future. Through Mission E Cross Turismo is also the best way for us to understand the strategy of Mission E and even Porsche on pure electric vehicles.


The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is similar in style to the Mission E concept car, but it is closer to the production version than the Mission E version of the sedan. Perhaps this can also be seen as the design direction of the future Porsche pure electric super running. The entire front face is very sci-fi, with two sets of LED fog lights on the front hatch, and the style of the matrix LED headlamps comes from Porsche's Le Mans race car. The straight front canopy retains Porsche’s design style, and the carbon fiber aerodynamic kit on both sides also demonstrates its powerful dynamic performance.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo


Aerodynamics Kits on Both Sides

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo continues the Panamera Turismo's cross-over design, but it is more cross-car than the Panamera chassis. However, the only thing that makes me feel completely uncomfortable is the blue wheels. I personally feel that I have always been a “automobile city”. I don’t know whether you have such a feeling or not. The tires were carried by General Grabber AT5 all-terrain tires. This was a bit surprising to me.

The side is similar to the Panamera Turismo version, but the chassis is a bit higher and the cars taste a bit more crossover.


All Terrain Tires

Hidden door handles will automatically spring open when unlocked. At present, more and more emerging pure electric vehicles adopt the design of hidden door handles, which not only makes the vehicles look more scientific but also can effectively reduce the wind resistance. I remember that before participating in a brand design sharing meeting, it was mentioned that for a pure electric vehicle, the wind resistance coefficient was reduced by 20 Count (1 Count = 0.001 Cd), and the cruising range could be increased by about 10 km.

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The charging port is set on the wings of the left and right sides. The most I like is the opening mode of the charging port. By using the electric opening method, the charging port can be charged by gently touching the bottom of the black decorative strip next to the charging port. turn on. This is the coolest way to open the charging port I've seen so far.

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The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo can support 800V DC fast charge, which can add 400km of battery life in just 15 minutes. However, considering the actual charging hardware facilities in the future, the domestic version in the future is expected to be based on 400V DC charging. At the same time, the Mission E Cross Turismo also supports the vehicle's wireless charging function with a charging power of 11kW. The power of household wall-mounted charging piles can reach 22kW. At present, the official has not announced the detailed battery information. It only means that under a home charging pile, it can be fully charged within 4-5 hours. If calculated, the battery capacity should be around 90kWh.


Came to the rear of the car, Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is more technical sense, red LED lights across the entire rear, with a white Porsche light LOGO, from afar look very good style.


White glowing Porsche car logo

Technology-oriented interior with eye tracking recognition technology

The interior of the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is based on a technology-oriented design. A large number of LCD screens are used in the car. Almost all operations are performed by touch, and even include window control buttons on the door panel. All are touch forms.


The windows on both sides are also operated by touch

The full LCD dashboard has a variety of different theme presentations that can simulate Porsche's classic circular meters. The central control consists of two large-sized LCD screens. All the functions in the car can be completed by two large screens. In the production version, including the center console and the HUD, the most important information will be displayed according to the eye tracking technology. For example, the small screen below the large-screen console in a friend's call or navigation information is mainly used for control. Air conditioning, in addition to the back row also provides wireless charging capabilities for mobile phones.

Full LCD dashboard

Central control main display, mainly to operate the car function

The screen in front of the co-pilot can display a series of vehicle information simultaneously

The small screen below can control the air conditioner

Rear row provides wireless charging

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo uses a sturdy design, and the visor design looks more like a common paddle. As with the common design of the visor, the downward shift is the D block forward gear, and the upward shift is the R block reverse gear, and the dial to the chest is P block.



Use a gear shifting mechanism to set the P position in the direction of the chest.

The seats are completely sports-car style oriented, and the black-and-white collocation is not a technology paradigm. Together with the blue seat belts, it reminds me of another pure electric sports car BMW i8. The size of the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is slightly smaller than that of the Panamera, but thanks to the identity of a pure electric vehicle, the engineer was able to further optimize the space inside the car. The space and the sitting position in the car are similar to that of the Panamera, especially the rear row. Space, the passenger's legs can stretch more.

Sports car style-oriented barrel seats, black and white with avant-garde


The battery is arranged at the bottom and the rear leg is stretched

Panoramic glass skylight with blue embellishments

Concept car does not concept Porsche or Porsche

The experience of this time is very limited, and there are not many details in the experience, mainly in the driving experience. And this test drive experience is also very special, because Mission E Cross Turismo is still a concept car, has not qualified for the road, so the day of the test drive needs the assistance of the United States patrols. The short-term experience is also driven by the fact that they are responsible for driving off the front of the police car. This is also the highest standard of treatment since my career in the test drive.


Back to the topic, whether it is the Mission E that will be mass-produced next year or the Mission E Cross Turismo of my test drive, Porsche is repeatedly referring to several figures: 400kW, 3.5s, 800V, 15 minutes, and 400km. Integrated vehicle output power 400kW, 0-100km/h acceleration time less than 3.5 seconds, 800V high voltage DC charging technology, 15 minutes of charging time to increase 400km cruising range, and 500km of NEDC integration at full power Life.


The only testable Mission E Cross Turismo in this experience did not consider providing media as a test drive and did not undergo any weight loss measures. The weight of the vehicle was as high as 2,500 kg (officially, it can be reduced to less than 2000 kg). It is more important than Bentley to load the W12. However, the high torque characteristics of the motor make it very easy to start. The power reserve of the motor is very abundant. If it is equivalent to the acceleration experience of the fuel vehicle, it is at least the performance of the high-output V8T engine. This is still based on the premise that it has not done any weight loss.


Turning from high speed directly into the mountain road, the steering wheel became heavier without being light. This is a bit like the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo I was testing in Germany in the Black Forest in March. Under the group's blessing, it also weighed more than 2500kg. In fast speed, it can sense the weight of the rear part of the car with a little bit of force on the steering wheel, which reduces the agility and lightness of the Panamera 4S.


The concept car also chose tires that are biased towards all-terrain capability. Los Angeles’ road conditions on the mountain roads are also very general. However, Mission E Cross Tursimo’s grip on the road surface has not been significantly reduced. It is only when the weight of the car body is so obvious. The dynamics of the bend are slightly sluggish. The huge inertia seems to be reluctant to receive steering wheel operation. It is not suitable for that kind of oppressive driving method, which will cause abnormally high pressure on the suspension, and it is more suitable to steadily reduce the speed of the vehicle before turning. bend.


However, the situation of Mission E Cross Tursimo is not the same as that of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. The weight of the former is concentrated between the front and rear axles, and the latter breaks the weight distribution of the front and rear axles due to the appearance of the battery pack. The rear of the car always has a little follow-up rhythm. The former? Although the weight of the vehicle is obvious, the battery is installed in the middle, but it has a much more balanced dynamic response than the latter.


However, I can still be sure that this is a very authentic Porsche, because its frame is extremely strong yet resilient and communicative. It can give clear feedback to the driver’s intentions. This is true of RR's 911. The FR’s Panamera is like this. This is also true of MR's 718. This is not wrong. It was also not found in Tesla.


Is there such a possibility that Mission E mass production models have lower center of gravity, higher output and instant high torque, and because of their smaller size and more balanced weight distribution, its driving pleasure and agility are better than current Is the Panamera model more prominent? Even the traditional model is difficult to achieve? If you think about it, it's not hard to realize. After all, at Mission E Cross Turismo, I can determine at least two things:

1. The attitude of Porsche in treating pure electric vehicles is at least as serious as their attitude toward sports cars, and attitudes often determine everything;

2. The concept car is not a concept. The concept it carries on the future of Porsche will soon be implemented on a production model.

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