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What Is It?

The of Porsche’s facelifted Panamera the S E-Hybrid.

The gasoline-electric hybrid the honor of being the first car to offer plug-in capability, it can be connected to either standard outlets or a 400-volt system than simply relying on energy produced on the run to charge the that powers its electric

But with Audi. BMW and Mercedes-Benz all at work on similar driveline it appears it won’t be long such a set-up is the rule than the exception at the upper end of the

The Panamera S E-Hybrid, due to go on sale in the in November, replaces the earlier Panamera S Hybrid with subtle exterior styling and significant modifications to its gasoline-electric including a new on-board charger forms part of the plug-in and the adoption of a liquid-cooled lithium-ion in place of the older air-cooled hydride unit, among detail tweaks.

The result is a improvement in driveline efficiency and gains in performance, together a big reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 The best of both worlds or so Porsche would have you

It is not all rosy, though. The changes to the bring an additional 254 lb in curb over the old Panamera Hybrid. it up to a hefty 4,619 lb 717 lb more the entry-level Panamera and 55 lb more the new top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo which gains 5.9 inches to its over other Panamera at 120.9 inches.

The headline for the Panamera S E-Hybrid is its claimed cycle average of 75.9mpg on the test cycle. According to claims, it can also hit 62 mph from in 5.5 seconds, 124 mph from standstill in seconds, 50 mph to 75 mph in 3.4 seconds and a reach a top of 168 mph flat-out.

A further draw is its to run on electric power alone for well in excess of its predecessor to the new battery, which boasts a improved energy density and that is increased over fold at 9.4 kWh.

The figure with the topography of the road; claims based on the controversial test cycle procedure for cars puts its range at miles, although Porsche suggest the real world is actually between 11.2 and miles. By comparison, the old Panamera S was claimed to offer just 1.2 of zero-emission propulsion before to its combustion engine. Top speed in mode is 84 mph.

The recharging time for the battery, is just two hours on a 400-volt system with a Porsche wall box system.

Power for the new is provided, in part, by an Audi-sourced, 3.0-liter V6 direct-injection gasoline that delivers 328 bhp and 324 lb ft of torque. It is to a brushless electric motor produces 94 bhp and 228 lb-ft of torque. the two power sources provide the S E-Hybrid with 410 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 435 of torque between 1,250 and 4, 000

Drive is sent to the rear by a standard eight-speed automatic

Underneath, Porsche has tweaked the of the Panamera in a bid to provide improved of low-speed comfort. Larger mounts are incorporated up front for rigidity, the flow of oil within the dampers has been improved for response and the software for the air springs has recalibrated. The big liftback also a new range of alloy wheels, use so-called flow forming to lower weight.

At first little appears to set the facelifted apart from its predecessor. But a careful look reveals a new bumper with reshaped and repositioned daytime running more angular headlamps altered internal graphics, sills beneath the doors, liftback with a wider window, revised tail with graphics aimed at its width and new rear bumper sites the license plate than before.

What’s It Like To Drive?

As as the Panamera S E-Hybrid’s driveline may — and, make no it is complex — the big four-seater is straight-forward to drive. This is what Porsche says its demanded when they sat with them to discuss they expected of the world’s plug-in gasoline-electric luxury

Porsche has conceived its latest to offer the choice between different driving modes: Hybrid, E-Charge and Sport. The can override the system and choose to a particular mode via buttons on the console, but might be better to the big Porsche to its own devices for the best fuel savings.

The default is E-Power; as long as there is charge in the battery it will use the electric motor to start Refinement levels in this are spectacular — every bit as as a pure electric car, only the sound of the tires across the bitumen to spoil the

Just how long it continues this depends on how much is in the battery and how much throttle you In hard driving or when energy levels run low, it switches out of E-Power mode Hybrid mode.

A display can be upon to keep tabs on like battery charge, electric range and to ensure the possible efficiency. The traditional rev is replaced by a so-called power aimed at keeping you in the fuel-saving spot, provided, of course, what you want.

The E-charge mode allows the to be charged on the run, using the engine, which acts a range extender by providing a charge to the battery on top of the kinetic recuperated under braking and of trailing throttle.

On a 32-mile mapped out at the launch of the new car in Germany week, we managed to get the Panamera S to remain in E-Power mode for 31 miles at an average speed of 30mph over a variety of including city driving, us with indicated fuel of 1, 176 mpg (U.S.), or 0.2L/100 km on the metric

On the return leg, with the charge depleted and on less topography, the gasoline engine was in operation, providing an overall of nearly 72 mpg at roughly the same

They’re impressive figures, no But in real world driving it is a rather different story overall consumption that is to that of the Panamera Diesel, now returns a combined cycle of almost 45mpg.

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The big advantage the old Panamera S Hybrid is the ability by the onboard charger to top up the new lithium-ion say overnight or during working This provides it with the to run in pure electric mode for periods — something makes the Panamera S E-Hybrid well suited to everyday

Porsche predicts many will be able to achieve daily commute in E-Power alone, only needing to on gasoline power on weekends.

there’s more to this Porsche model than electric driving. Switching Sport mode unleashes the potential of the drivetrain, in which the engine and electric motor to provide more than levels of performance.

At 4, 619 pounds, significant mass to shift. But solid low-end torque, in part to the electric motor, is a good turn of speed out of the and through the gears. Porsche the Panamera S E-Hybrid will within 0.4 seconds of the new Panamera 0-62 mph time at 5.5 seconds and 1.7 seconds shy of its 0-124 mph time at seconds.

Part throttle at typical highways speeds is with subdued engine low levels of wind buffeting and longitudinal stability.

The additional brought on by the hybrid system is really noticeable on more roads, where you find backing off in corners where still be pressing on in the more Panamera S. The brakes, however, are with excellent feel and stopping power. The modifications to the also help improve low ride, bring greater of comfort without any detriment to the way it irregularities at higher speeds.

Do I Want One?

The S Hybrid has for around 5 percent of worldwide sales. With the introduction of the new S Porsche expects that to at least double. The new plug-in brings a much improved range and provides added savings in real world conditions.

The appeal will spread beyond early to those who see the second generation of systems are more than a gimmick.

2014 Porsche S E-Hybrid

On Sale: September

Price: N/A

Drivetrain: 410-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and electric motor; eight-speed automatic transmission

Weight: 4,619 lbs

Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
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