2014 Porsche S EHybrid first drive

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PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr

2014 Porsche S E-Hybrid drive

No threat to the Volt and not to the Tesla Model S either – than think competitor, a constructive way to look at things is plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid is

Also, it s America s sixth hybrid to enter the market, intends to push it in all U.S. and it is a harbinger of an electrified future for the automaker.

The car zips to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, carves corners like the 911 it essentially is – and it can travel sans for around 22 miles or return mpg on average-distance commutes.

U.S. EPA are still pending, but expect it to the outgoing non-plug-in S Hybrid’s 22 highway/25 combined – and then that all-electric capacity.

for U.S. launch some between now and early November, the is the biggest news coming out of the refresh for the iconoclastic Panamera introduced in 2009, and now comprised of U.S. models – with the notably excluded.

To experience the first hand, last we traveled to Newberg, Ore. of Portland. There we got as much of a as possible in a full day’s of twisty roads, highways, streets, and more squared-off on the map to sample mileage and all-electric

We also gauged the wunderhybrid more fire-breathing Panameras the fringe-obnoxious, snarling, crackling and V8-powered GTS and twin-turbocharged V8-powered Turbo which blazes 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.

The good for Porsche fans is the 167-mph is only tame when you it to be, and the brand’s DNA remains intact, but let’s briefly review complex piece of engineering – or if you know all about it, skip to “On The below.

More Juice

The E-Hybrid increases lithium-ion power to 9.4 kilowatt-hours (kwh) the old car’s 1.7-kwh marginal

It can recharge by plugging in one of two included Universal Charger cables for 120 and 240 volts. Its onboard 3.6-kw replenishes the battery at 15 amps in 2.5 on the higher current level.

The usable pack capacity is 7.5 kw, or 80 percent of total pack

Porsche was thus able to than double the electric output from 47 horsepower to 95.

power is supplied by the 333-horsepower supercharged six feeding power an 8-speed Tiptronic S manumatic

The E-Hybrid’s gas-plus-electric output is 416 and 435 pounds-feet torque. Curb ranges from 4,613 minimum to a maximum of 4,950

The 95-horsepower electric motor fatten the powerband down low 229 pounds-feet from 0-1,700 and the 333-horsepower gas engine peaks 5,500-6,500 rpm, and delivers 325 torque from 3,000-5,250

As you might have surmised, is a highly flexible system to reward driving styles from granny to grand

Driving Modes

E-Power – battery charge is available, is the mode that makes into a part-time EV once inserted and turned the color-matched, wireless key and engaged the E-Power on the center console right of the

Porsche makes it easy to in E-Power with an electric engaging a plainly discernible feel in accelerator pedal’s The detent allows up to 30 percent of power to be engaged, as indicated on a meter. Pressing past resistance point instantly the engine into action.

At its the E-Hybrid is a parallel hybrid, and as such when E-Power is – either by switching it off, or the battery is down to charge-sustained

Hybrid operation automatically between electric driving, driving with load shift, decoupled free-wheel electrical system recuperation regenerative braking and boosting to aid the gas

E-Charge – Another completely engineering choice, and flying in the of a decision Chevrolet opted with the Volt, Porsche’s mode uses the combustion to recharge the propulsion battery by the motor as a generator while en

The system at certain points by the computer increases engine and the generator effectively siphons off the power developed. The result is a recharge – we saw around one mile returned for less than two driven – but the cost is decreased mpg and emissions.

In Europe where urban emissions zones are cropping up, feature will be especially Drivers can use electrons and fuel of town, but may still avoid tolls when arriving a charged battery.

Sport – Porsche says a hybrid-specific, gear shifting strategy” is in the control unit. It attempts to gears for the best possible of longitudinal dynamics, “acoustics” note) and fuel economy.

In it turns up the excitement and is the mode for maximizing the irresponsibility factor or for just wanting the most scintillating experience possible.

Unique Features

The E-Hybrid itself obvious with green” painted alloy calipers and a the same color in badging, and on the instrument needles

All Panameras received tweaks to features. The front fascia has air intakes, the rear power gate is revised with glass, and the rear license is lower to make the car seem its hunkering and ready to burn up the

Hybrid-specific instruments include a Meter in place of an analog with a digital numerical-readout LCD retained. The Power Meter drive power and electrical recuperation power from braking.

As is usual, digital – in the centerstack and main instrument – can be toggled through, and some are redundant.

The battery charge has a learning program and guesstimates range based on how aggressively the car was driven. The most accurate meter is an analog needle on the left side of the main

On The Road

Porsche actually German-market E-Hybrids with charging ports to Oregon, so were limited to 120-volt charging from standard

E-Charging was also possible, but we had the chance to drive the maybe or so miles in that mode to fully recharge.

We’re also Porsche is fine-tuning and hoping to tweak efficiency as it U.S. launch.

As it was, the highly charged car we were to get had only 12 miles indicated range which we took on a route trying for max mileage.

Driving carefully, it was immediately seeing indicated gears clicking upwards through the transmission while in all-electric mode. This is a unique and Porsche says it maximizes for the motor’s low-end torque. So for arguments that EVs do not need than one gear.

Not U.S. U.S. cars will SAE J1772 ports

Starting up a the battery icon lost a miles range inside of one – remember, estimates are based on drivers habits. All told, we got seven electric miles on rolling terrain at up to 55 mph with along the way.

That’s the car’s mpg indicator began to down to 45.2 mpg at the end of the mixed If we’d had a full charge, it is we would have done the thing on electrons and been gas and

Other testers have all over the map in their “mpg” and we completely believe it. Splicing of zero-gas driving into a route accentuates the standard “your mileage may vary.”

To be it may vary. On a 20-mile trip, you may no gas, thus get an “infinite” of “miles per gallon” because you are kilowatts, so best to consult electric company for that

On, a 70-mile trip, assuming a battery, you might factor for the burned after the first 20 or so miles – actually testers reported as many as 31 electric

Thus, if the E-Hybrid got 30 mpg in parallel mode, conservatively lopping the 20 miles from a 70 mile would mean 50 miles of gas Your costs would be the of electricity for 20 miles plus gallons of gas. The mpg would to 42.

Not Just An Eco Car

The E-Hybrid costs plus destination. And it’s a Options can easily add a third or a bit more to this, so maybe we just consider the fuel as icing on the cake, and emissions as something to feel good

Will some buyers remember to always plug in?

Less questionable is Porsche pains to dial the suspension, fat, sticky rubber, and big to make this a hybrid could be entertaining in any situation up to a track day. At over 630 heavier than a 3,990-pound Panamera S, it is no racer.

It is however a hundred pounds lighter an 85-kwh Tesla Model S without the EV’s super low of gravity, and chassis engineering has come a long way to making a nearly 2.5-ton car, if does not sound like an

Tossing economy concerns out the while we’re at it, the E-Hybrid can much of what the more-focused and Panameras can do on winding asphalt goes right, left, left for miles.

We weren’t to risk tail-out antics on roads lined with and trees, but the car – especially in Sport – is set up for flat-cornering fun.

Very un-EV like, at its heart it a 416-horsepower electric-assisted gas burner attendant “acoustics” of a snarling shifting up and down through the

PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr

What do you give up compared to the GTS or Panamera? Those cars are quicker with 0-60 1 and 1.5 seconds faster respectively, and in Plus mode, the intensity their more-advanced PDK transmissions paddle shifters is turned up – and in ways contrived.

Unlike the BMW M5, does not feed fake exhaust sounds through the sound system to wow well-heeled with its “NASCAR” emulating but they offer other tricks.

For example, the 7,100 rpm V8 GTS – without the sound-muting turbos – is to make a high-school show-off with envy with its boy sport exhaust screaming on the go – and popping as it automatically or with the paddle shifter blips rev-matched downshifts.

Another happens when you press the to the floor on the GTS – or the also-loud Turbo. the transmission delivers initial in a perfectly tuned lurch to jolt you – and passengers – back the seat. It’s as though hit the afterburners on a fighter jet.


The GTS is for extroverts; its lightly muffled exhaust is like a siren sure to impress all who witness it, the police.

This is what we by visceral experience. At this people are pampered with a of carefully crafted creature terrific attention to detail, and received and also merely audibly, visually, and physically.

And you get as low as 11 miles to the gallon like we did if you to tap into the 440 and 520 respective horsepower of the GTS and $142,000-plus Turbo.

As an alternative, the may deliver 95 percent of the visceral 100-percent of the luxury, more appeal, and potentially far-better and emissions.

Of course if you thrash it we did for a stretch, mileage will plummet to the the mid teens.

Who Is It For?

answer: People will say all of things but the E-Hybrid is for anyone who one, and it’s for the future of

While inevitable comparisons to the Model S and Chevy Volt and plug-in cars have and will be made, take with a grain of salt as the is its own unique car.

When even Porsche personnel varied answers as to who the ideal would be.

We asked whether the is for the eco-conscious, and some said not while others said One Porsche rep said the car maxes out the factor” and if you love techy this one makes it fun to play the settings, seeing how he could do.

At level, buying a car like is not just about money or the – and actually, that has been by those choosing the techno-appealing Tesla, notwithstanding perceived and environmental benefits.

If energy fuel savings or emissions are primary concerns, any one of a number of appointed hybrids or EVs could better value for daily

But if someone wants the creature prestige, driving competence, and to be of the Porsche club, the E-Hybrid to look more appealing.

if someone wants it all – ability to a Prius not just in a race, but in the mpg as well, now it’s possible at for limited distances.

Whether you like the E-Hybrid, see the point, or are indifferent, Porsche is more applications for the E-Hybrid’s which represents a significant over the S Hybrid, and this is all somewhere.

Almost certainly the SUV will see an E-Hybrid version as soon as possible.

Beyond Porsche has said it aims to make hybrid versions of one of its models – including the Boxster, and 911.

Its $845,000-$929,000 2015 918 is already pointing to Porsche’s and the company’s engineers have from its development and hybrid racers also in the works.

says it’s continuing fuel-savings without departing the core elements that it to where it is.

In fact, even the Panamera E-Hybrid has been this year in a seminar revealed intentions for a second phase projected in 2016-2017.

expected the new MSB rear-wheel/all-wheel-drive platform be used for cars both and air cooled, with weight-saving wire looms, inductive and among other advancements, electric power will be by an all-important more energy battery.

Meanwhile, we hope to a closer view of the Panamera and more details just as as we get a production version for more evaluation later this

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PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr
PORSCHE Cayenne 3.0 S Hybrid Tiptronic S Automatic 8-speed 5dr


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