No other manufacturer offers three different hybrid variants in a single model series. However, Porsche goes two steps further with the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, the 4S E-Hybrid, and the Turbo S E-Hybrid; they also come in three body styles. In addition to the standard Panamera, the electrified models are also available as a Sport Turismo or as an Executive version with a longer wheelbase.
The fascinating part is the heart of a sports car beats under the bonnet - this is because the key to the E-performance package is the 100 kW electric motor. It sits perfectly alongside the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, where it delivers its 400 Nm of torque directly to the wheels.
In the redesigned Panamera, the aforementioned 100 kW electric motor, is actually the same in all three hybrid models, and is supplied by a battery with a bigger capacity. Thanks to an update to a more modern cell chemistry, the storable energy content has been significantly increased while retaining the same size. The battery pack under the boot floor now has 17.9 kWh instead of the previous 14.1 kWh. This is enough for up to 64 kilometres of purely electric driving.
What sounds somewhat complicated is actually rather simple and, above all, intuitive in everyday use. The use of the motors can be very accurately measured thanks to the intelligent control system, and the Panamera can easily be driven in pure electric mode without prompting the biturbo internal combustion engine to kick in. Everyday driving in pure electric mode is therefore no problem.
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: This is the entry-level model in the world of the electrified Porsche Panamera and offers a total of 340 kW, with its 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine and electric motor. Even more impressive, however, is the total torque of 700 Nm, which builds up like an invisible wall from 1,000 rpm. It’s as if it has a sail set taut in the wind, pulling this Porsche sports saloon forward with seemingly never-ending power.
The very nature of its pedigree makes it clear that a Panamera has mastered the sports genre from the inside out. Added to this, however, are comfort and long-distance capabilities that are second to none in a luxury saloon – it is the best of these worlds combined. No competitor comes close to the Panamera E-Hybrid with regard to this range of performance. For this reason alone, they are more than just tempting. Porsche has really hit the bullseye here.
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*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here