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PRICE

From $109,00*

 

FUEL CONSUMPTION

8.0 – 13.4 L/100km

 

THE CAR GUIDE RATING

83%(view ratings)

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THE CAR GUIDE RATING

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What's New in 2022

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Pros

  • Solid handling
  • Elite SUV for driving experience
  • Superior performance (Turbo and Turbo S)
  • Comfort and quiet ride
  • Superb finish and very solid

Cons

  • Perfectible road manners (4 E-Hybrid)
  • Dizzying price increase when you add options
  • Brakes abruptly in normal driving conditions
  • Lazy eight-speed gearbox

Competitors

  • Aston Martin Rapide
  • Audi A8
  • Bentley Flying Spur
  • BMW 7 Series
  • Hyundai Equus
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Kia K900
  • Lexus LS
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Volvo S80

Recalls

None

Motor

Bore 84.5 mm
Stroke 86.0 mm
Displacement 2,894 cc
Max. power 325 hp
Max. engine speed 6,800 rpm
Max. torque 331 lb-ft
Max. torque at rpm 1,800 – 5,000 rpm
Max. power electric motor 134 hp
Max. torque electric motor 295 lb-ft
Max. power combined 455 hp
Max. torque combined 516 lb-ft
Max. power per liter 112.0 hp/l

Performance

Top track speed 174 mph
0 – 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package 4.2 s

Body

Length 198.8 in
Width w/ mirrors folded 76.3 in
Width 85.2 in
Height 56.1 in
Wheelbase 116.1 in
Turning circle diameter 39.0 ft
Curb weight 4,967 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 5,975 lb
Maximum load 1,008 lb

Capacities

Rear luggage compartment volume 14.2 ft³
Rear luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded) 43.8 ft³
Fuel tank 21.1 gal

Service and Warranty

Limited vehicle warranty 4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
Main service interval Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
Limited paint warranty 4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Limited corrosion warranty 12 years/unlimited miles
Limited battery warranty 8 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first)

Fuel Consumption

EPA Disclaimer EPA estimates not yet available.

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Porsche Panamera 4 E Hybrid Review

 

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a hybrid sports sedan. Its DRIVETRAIN and ENGINE make it fast and capable. Unfortunately, the hybrid isn’t as spacious as the conventional model. Its 12-volt battery was relocated to make room for a lithium-ion power pack. It has to do without many of its features, such as cargo space and rear-seat entertainment.

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Engine

 

The Porsche Panamera 4 E hybrid’s bespoke power meters have a striking look at the infotainment system. The instrument cluster is adorned with two seven-inch screens flanking the analog tachometer. Like the 918 Spyder hypercar, the Porsche Panamera’s bespoke power meters show the electrical energy consumed and recovered.

The battery pack of the Porsche Panamera 4 E hybrid has a 14.1-kilowatt-hour capacity. That’s about half the size of the 9.4-kWh battery pack. This pack allows the car to go 50 kilometers, or 31 miles, on electricity. However, the car’s range is lower than the S E-Hybrid, due to stricter U.S. testing procedures. The vehicle is therefore not expected to reach EPA mileage ratings. However, it returns g-forces similar to the Tesla Model S.

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The Porsche Panamera 4 E-HYBRID hybrid drivetrain mixes a traditional sports sedan and the silent luxury of an EV. The gas engine is a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 330 hp. Combined with the electric motor, the car offers 462 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The gas engine and electric motor can’t use both to offer maximum power, but they work well in concert.

Transparent Transport

 

The new Porsche Panamera is a hybrid, but it’s far from a pure electric car. It relies on a special hydraulic system called InnoDrive to keep the car stable while driving. The car uses its full powertrain to deliver power and efficiency in its basic hybrid mode. The system analyzes data from navigation software and sensors to maintain a constant level of performance. Porsche’s advanced technology is unique and helps the Panamera stand out from the competition.

The 2018 Porsche Panamera features two new safety technologies, including Night Vision Assistant, which uses a thermal imaging camera to detect people or large animals. The car’s InnoDrive system, which combines navigation data with signals from video sensors and radar, can compute optimal deceleration and acceleration rates. Although the Porsche Panamera has a low-cost hybrid model, it still doesn’t feel low-end or cheap.

Drivetrain

 

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E Hybrid drives like a regular Porsche Panamera 4 while feeling like a Prius. But bigger, sportier, and more luxurious. Its powertrain management system shuffles energy back and forth between the combustion engine and electric motor, and the result is a seamless experience. And it’s quiet at idle.

The standard features of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid include three-mode air suspension, active roll stability, torque vectoring, and adjustable dampers. It also comes standard with rear-axle steering, ceramic composite brakes, and many safety systems. This car is no “momentum car,” but it can shoot straight and keep up with the best.

The hybrid version of the Porsche Panamera costs around $3,000 less than the 4S, which is equivalent to 3% of the gas-only version. Although the hybrid version of the Porsche Panamera is a $100,000+ car, Europeans estimate its fuel efficiency to be 94 mpg-e. If you’re looking for efficiency and driving thrills, the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is worth considering.

Quick And Capable

 

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-HYBRID is a quick and capable car that feels purposeful while cruising city streets. With four driving modes, the Panamera offers the driver plenty of feedback. The steering wheel feels assertive at every turn, and the car never leaves you guessing about the front wheels’ behavior. We tested the Panamera’s Sport Chrono Package and were impressed with how much space it provides.

While it doesn’t have the performance of the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, the E-Hybrid is a snap to drive. We experienced zero lag from zero to sixty mph in less than 5 seconds. The 5.5-litre engine and 650 Nm of torque provide ample power and acceleration, and the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid offers plenty of torque. The powertrain’s smoothness is matched by good fuel economy.

The Panamera 4 E-HyBRD’s Inno Drive system adds $3,910 to U.S.-spec models, adding adaptive cruise control and driver assistance features. This semi-autonomous system is available on all Panamera models, but Inno Drive is the most impressive in our experience. It utilizes topographical data and Porsche’s mapping system to anticipate potential road conditions and avoid dangerous braking situations.

 

Mileage

 

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-hybrid mileage is a bit better than that of the regular Panamera, thanks to a 14-kWh lithium-ion battery located under the trunk. It delivers 136 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The battery is easily rechargeable, and the vehicle can run on electricity for about 50 kilometers on a single charge. The hybrid powertrain also delivers better fuel economy than the conventional Panamera, returning over 90 miles per gallon on the European cycle.

The latest Porsche Panamera model offers the highest fuel-efficiency rating of any Panamera on the market. In European tests, it achieved 31 miles of all-electric driving. This is an impressive figure, and it means the vehicle can reach speeds of 172 miles per hour on the autobahn. In addition to the impressive mileage rating, the car is also faster than the standard Panamera.

Exterior

 

The Porsche Panamera 4 E hybrid looks almost identical to the standard Panamera. The only differences are the e-hybrid badges on the front fenders and the sharper spoiler. Both models have similar exterior styling, but the E-Hybrid is more aggressive with a lowered nose, more 911-like cues, and a sportier rear fascia.

The first Panamera launched 10 years ago and was met with some controversy. Many Porsche purists were outraged with its looks. Originally, the Panamera resembled an eggplant. Since then, Porsche has made significant changes to the look and feel of this car. Porsche plans to sell 21 different models of the Panamera by 2021. If you’re in the market for a Porsche, you can’t go wrong.

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The Panamera is a four-door sports sedan that shares the driving dynamics of the 911. It rides on at least 19-inch wheels and has adaptive dampers on all models. The car rides easy but has firm steering. All versions are equipped with Porsche air suspension. Adaptive dampers can lower the car to a comfortable comfort setting for long trips. The Panamera’s adaptive dampers can also lower the car for improved aero smoothness. Regardless of the driving mode, the Porsche Panamera has weighty steering.

Interior

 

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E Hybrid cabin is just as spacious as any other Panamera. There’s plenty of room for four adults and two giants in the front, while two small children can enjoy the back seats. Like most Porsches, the interior feels like a million dollars, thanks to great materials covering every surface. It also features a modern, clean design.

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid-interior

The cabin of the Panamera 4 E-Hy hybrid is surprisingly stylish. Its ultra-sleek design hides some imperfections. A prominent set of green LEDs sit at the bottom of the tachometer. These lights look out of place in the otherwise elegant cabin, and they’re distracting while driving. However, this small detail doesn’t detract from the overall impression of the car’s interior design.

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E Hybrid exterior is a striking combination of green and black. Its e-hybrid emblems and brake calipers are also green. The interior is equally stunning, with psychedelic colors and an airy ambiance. A large display screen on the dashboard displays important information about the car. The interior of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid offers a large amount of cargo space and comfort.

Seamless Hybrid System

 

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-HYbrid is a new version of the company’s flagship sedan that features a seamless hybrid system. It is based on the same platform as its predecessor, the Panamera 4, except for the powertrain. This sedan version features an updated body design with acid green accents and two fuel-filling doors located on the aft flanks.

The Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid with a long wheelbase. It’s a stepping stone between the Panamera and the Mercedes E-300 e, and it has a lot to offer buyers. It’s genuinely clever while retaining some of the appeal of a traditional car. It’s also much easier to park and live with for long journeys.

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In addition to the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-HYbrid’s seamless hybrid system, the car’s suspension and braking are still top-notch. Its PDK automatic transmission is a bit less edgy than the 911 PDK, and it feels less snappy when downshifting. It also rejects the paddle for first gear.

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