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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

By Chris Chilton July 1, / Photos by Porsche

After years of delivering Porsche in respectable four-door form, it s for the Panamera s mid-life refresh, and taking a turn behind the You might recall that the big for this update was the addition of two new and the option of a $20,000 $25,000 long wheelbase Executive for weirdos who would rather someone else drive Porsche for them.

Porsche’s changes include swapping the aspirated V8 in the Panamera S for a twin-turbo V6. The GTS and Turbo models retain eights, with a few revisions. s also a big update for the hybrid: The new S E-Hybrid can do 22 miles (and up to 85 on electric power alone.

The outgoing model could just 1.2 miles.

The Panamera the only big luxury four-door convinces as a sports car, little in turns and steering The new 414-hp V6 might give two cylinders to the old eight, but it gains 20 hp, the is spread much more and it s 0.2 second quicker to 62 mph.

Despite ditching the four-wheel system, the E-Hybrid weighs a 4600 pounds, so it isn t quite as but it s still fun. And fast. to 62 mph takes 5.5 seconds using the might of the 328-hp gasoline-powered and 94-hp electric motor, or you can it purely in electric mode. it like an EV and it still delivers performance as long as the comparison is a 40-hp 356.

Push the E-Charge button on the and the drivetrain syphons off enough power to recharge the batteries than the wall charger

The biggest gripe with the S Brake feel, which is a gasoline-electric bugbear. Also, the V6 s of noise.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

It might have the on the eight, but it doesn t have the

The S has lost a bit of soul with the to V6 power, but it s a more useful and, Porsche says, 20 more economical. It also to neatly slip under the tax bracket in China, the country is the main driving force the back-seat driver Executive. in the back of the standard Panamera was great, so the Executive s extra 5.9 is a welcome change, and you don t notice a drop in agility (or an improvement in the ride).

The original Hybrid t really add up, but this one really It s quick, as frugal as the Euro model in real-world driving, and 22-mile range and 2.5-hour time using the fast means some commuters may not to engage the gasoline engine for on end. Impressive, but not our idea of entertainment.

The best Panamera remains the changed GTS, now with 434 hp (up 10 hp) and a like Eros and Aphrodite out.

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