First drive Porsche Panamera S EHybrid Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

CO 2 emissions: 71g/km

Combined 91.1mpg

Top speed: 167mph

5.5 seconds

Power: 416hp at

Torque: 590Nm at 1,250rpm

In the

Quash any ideas you have Porsche’s revised Panamera is to look radically different the car it introduced in 2009. Porsche do radical design changes, so the follows the company’s proven development strategy, which the Panamera presents much the face, flanks and backside to road users, while you’d be hard pushed to any differences at all.

Look a bit closer and there’s a few new lines, while the headlamps are in both shape and technology, as are the lights, which frame a that’s made slightly bulbous by repositioning the number housing. The front air intakes are too (differing between models) the boldest change on this S E-Hybrid model is the day-glo on the brake callipers. The same is used on the badges on the boot and wings. Not radical then, but the looks a bit more comfortable in its new yet remains a car that’s not conventionally

Striking, perhaps.

Driving it:

The Panamera Hybrid impressed its power juggling plus the of the hybrid system and the supercharged V6 petrol engine — and the new S builds on that. Now featuring ion batteries, with plug-in ability, the S E-Hybrid’s default is to run on electricity alone, something do for between 11- and 22 miles, and at speeds of up to When the engine does in it does so smoothly and quickly, the working with real regardless of the setting you’re in.

There are four choices: which maximises performance both systems in unison; which juggles everything to economy; E-Power which is power alone — the engine kicking in if it’s and E-Charge, which scavenges as power as possible to recharge the battery to allow electric-only use further down the road.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The result is figures that the S E-Hybrid returns 91.1mpg on the combined economy cycle and just 71g/km of CO 2 . That’s more impressive when you the S E-Hybrid will reach in just 5.5 seconds, though not match that economy when doing so. What is in everyday driving is that figures aren’t the usual numbers; it’s actually easy to better them sensible management of the hybrid something that’s made easy thanks to the useful and easy to select drive

The eight-speed automatic gearbox sometimes get a bit flustered, but otherwise all remarkably civilised, the coasting allowing it to run eerily quiet at speeds and above, the E-Charge very quickly recharging the if you’ve emptied it in E-Power Indeed, the compromises are few; more weight, which very marginally dent the S outright agility, but it’s a sports saloon of commensurate and sporting ability. If there’s one where it’s poor the brakes, which, thanks to the function, both lack and feel, the pedal feeling not to one that’s been hard on a track — it’s under foot and not hugely

It, like the various drive do take a little bit of adjusting to, but not so outlandishly different that a few miles it all doesn’t feel normal.

What you get for your Money:

from the new hybrid technology the S E-Hybrid comes with a equipment list as standard. climate control, leather bi-Xenon headlamps, automatic opening, Porsche Communication with satnav, powered, front seats and front and parking sensors. Obviously a lengthy options list if you want to spend more.


As you might expect the future-looking tech it’s to interact with your S through your smartphone via an It allows you to monitor the energy charge times (about hours on a conventional three-pin plug socket) and range, and suchlike.

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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