2014 Porsche Panamera S EHybrid

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S

Porsche ‘s Performance Preamble

By the end of this year, will be producing as many vehicles (two) as mainstream such as Toyota. Chevrolet and Before the 2015 918 Spyder supercar goes on sale in the US, it will be warming its customers up to the of a plug-in model with the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

A step up the previous Panamera S Hybrid, the new Panamera adds a more and advanced electric drive that pledges to deliver the expected of a Porsche with the benefit of improved fuel and reduced emissions.

Going on in November, the Panamera S E-Hybrid is at customers also considering the plug-in version Mercedes-Benz but the car’s dimensions and performance make it a competitor for Tesla S customers. We headed to Germany at invitation to see how well it performs, as as check out the full range of refreshed Panamera models, now numbers nine offerings we’re still waiting for a version of the gorgeous Sport wagon concept.

There is no lost in the fact that are starting to use hybrid powertrains to performance, and Porsche is leading the with this new plug-in system. Starting with the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 as the previous S Hybrid, the key to the new S E-Hybrid is its 9.4-kWh battery versus the old car’s nickel metal hydride that allows the five-door to travel farther and at higher under all-electric power.

The S E-Hybrid produces a combined 416 hp and 435 of torque.

Officially, Porsche the S E-Hybrid can go more than 20 on electricity alone, and we were to travel 24 miles (under acceleration and with the air conditioning on) the engine came on. The battery optimal operating conditions it charge to 95 percent of its full and then the engine comes to when the charge drops to 15 The S E-Hybrid’s top speed for all-electric is quite impressive at 83 miles per (overall top speed is 167 mph), but at such high speeds obviously shorten the car’s range substantially.

For fans of Porsches used to the clattering of six-cylinder engines, the near-silent of the S E-Hybrid taking off could blasphemous, but Porsche has made this car doesn’t sacrifice in its drive to be greener. The Audi engine alone is good for 333 and 325 pound-feet of torque, and paired to the and electric motors the S E-Hybrid a combined 416 hp and 435 lb-ft. Weighing 250 pounds more than the old S the 2014 S E-Hybrid is the heaviest of the Panamera lineup at a staggering pounds, yet it still delivers acceleration with the ability to go 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

The can be fully recharged from a power source in just 2.5 (no time was given for charges a 120-volt wall outlet, but guess something in the 8-10 range is likely). Like a Volt. the battery can also be using the engine as a generator in mode, one of the car’s three driving modes.

In regular driving, the Panamera S operates in E-Power mode, does its best to keep the car full electric power. On the ‘range and fuel economy portion of our driving route, we 24 miles on electricity only and about 1.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (about 168 mpg) in E-Power There are still no fuel estimates for the US, but expect them to be higher than the prior S Hybrid.

Adding a plug moves the S E-Hybrid into an different category as far as fuel ratings go, one that gets an MPGe combined rating to for the added power that’s from the plug.

The most equipment on the S E-Hybrid are its brakes.

Porsche wanted our test car with a full battery, the part of our route was driven in mode, which was able to restore the battery’s charge about 30 miles. During stint, we were much on the throttle as we enjoyed some of the fine mountain roads. The S was still able to return 8 km, which converts to 29.4 Considering how hard we were the heavy car and the fact that the was in E-Charge mode, this is probably even more than the economy we observed the first part of the drive.

In mode, some of the gas-burning output is used to recharge the but it will stop charging the if the driver accelerates hard The third mode the driver can is Sport mode, which we did not adequate time to experiment but tightens up the throttle response for acceleration.

On the road, it’s almost to notice any difference between the S and the standard gas-powered Panamera S when in hybrid mode, and when operating under electric power in E-Power this big boy can still scoot off the We spent a couple of days a few different Panamera models the Bavarian Alps the same where the Panamera was initially back in 2009 and the plug-in model handled the tight roads without a problem. has accomplished this feat by the S E-Hybrid its Power Steering and eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic (all other Panameras get variable ratio power and a 7-Speed PDK transmission). The most equipment, however, in terms of are the S E-Hybrid’s brakes.

At this we’d almost gotten to the soft, squishy regenerative used on many hybrids, but the S E-Hybrid stopped about as and confidently as we’d expect anything wearing a Porsche

The most obvious tell you’re looking at the greenest of is the abundance of Acid Green accents.

After four on the market, all Panamera models are welcome styling updates for the model year. We’re the basic midcycle refresh used almost industry new fascias, colors, headlights and nothing groundbreaking, but enough to a difference. One way the S E-Hybrid differentiates from other Panameras is it has charger port is on the left of the car where gas models have a filler door. (The filler on the Hybrid is on the right Having the charge port on the makes routing the wires to the pack easier and thus unnecessary weight. Still, we placing it at the rear was a missed to have it mounted to the front not only as a convenience for real-world but also as a throwback of sorts to the fuel filler of the 911.

Of course, the most obvious that you’re looking at the of Panameras is our tester’s abundance of Green body accents, to those used on the 918 Spyder and its limited-edition 911 model. There are some color combinations these green accents best with (especially but our tester’s Mahogany Metallic was not one of

Aside from a few new buttons and screens, one way to tell the difference the Panamera S E-Hybrid and other Panamera models is the gauge which also gets Acid Green treatment on the Another change is that the speedometer has been replaced a power meter for the electric that lets drivers how efficiently (or aggressively) they are There are also new screens to the multi-function display (to the right of the tachometer) and the central navigation to show important information as battery charge and hybrid Not exclusive to the S E-Hybrid is the Porsche Car smartphone app.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

This app is on the S E-Hybrid and optional on other and allows owners to communicate and with their car remotely, such things as locking the sounding the horn, folding the and even locating the vehicle. specific to the E-Hybrid model monitoring the car’s charge and remaining charge time as as displaying driving ranges in all-electric and hybrid modes.

It costs about a $20,000 over the entry-level Panamera and $6,000 more than a Panamera S.

Some hybrids up rear-seat comfort or cargo to accommodate a big battery pack and but the Panamera’s hatchback design and nature mean that occupants have lost in terms of comfort. Instead, the compartments of the cargo area been sacrificed due to the additional hybrid system a total of cubic feet has been That drops the available capacity to 11.8 cu-ft the seats in place and 40.7 with both seats forward.

The portable charger bag up another chunk of trunk but is removable if not needed.

Looking the luxury hybrid landscape, the S E-Hybrid’s $99,000 starting isn’t entirely out of line. Nor is car’s $106,875 as-tested which we felt was surprisingly low how much most Porsche push up the bottom line. The S commands about a $20,000 over the entry-level Panamera and $6,000 more than a Panamera S, but Porsche is banking on customers being more to pay a premium price for a plug-in Take the altogether more Ford Fusion. for instance.

from a base sedan to the plug-in Fusion Energi practically doubles the starting of the car, while the Panamera S only requires about a 27 premium over a base ($78,100 ) and that includes of added performance, too.

The is showing that it can bring to new crowds of buyers.

While the of seeing a Porsche parked at an EV station might take getting used to, the rest of Panamera is exactly what come to expect from The added weight of the new electrical is offset by the enjoyment of instant and silent take-offs, and fortunately, the of the S E-Hybrid don’t require the car to be gingerly. (In our minds, there’s something inherently wrong the idea of hypermiling something a crest from Stuttgart.)

Porsche is definitely going to be this fall, launching new plug-in Panamera and introducing the small crossover around the of the LA Auto Show. But the company is that it can bring performance to new of buyers, even if that those looking to help the planet. And after all this, if still not sure a plug-in can be sporty, just wait September 18 (9/18, natch) Porsche plans to unleash the production version of the 918 Spyder.


Engine: SC 3.0L V6 416 HP / 435 LB-FT (combined) Transmission: Auto 0-60 Time: 5.2 Top Speed: 167 MPH Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Curb Weight: 4,619 LBS 2+2 Cargo: 11.8 / 40.7 Base Price: $99,000 Price: $106,875

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid


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