First drive Porsche Panamera S EHybrid

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First drive: Porsche S E-Hybrid

Porsche; that’s not a often seen around parts.

You don’t need an knowledge of the brand to know Porsche isn’t exactly for its low-emitting vehicles.

The cleanest 911 177g/km while the cleanest SUV, due in the UK this April, a combined fuel economy of at 159g/km CO2. Considering its — the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 emit and 140g/km CO2 in their least you’d think environmental were still pretty low on priority list.

However speaking with Porsche the brand made no secret of its to push into the company car albeit the very upper

They know there be an influx of fleet drivers their 320d for a Boxster but if the Rover and Mercedes S-Class on company car user-chooser lists, why shouldn’t the diesel Cayenne or Panamera S E-Hybrid (71g/km)?

correct; for a fee, you can drive a C-Charge-dodging, sub-75g Porsche.


The Panamera S E-Hybrid represents first attempt at a plug-in building on progress made the original Panamera Hybrid 2011.

On a combined cycle, the four seat, four saloon can return 91.1mpg – is the same as the new Peugeot 308 and more double that of the first Hybrid (39.8mpg) – with CO2 of 71g/km, similarly more half that of its predecessor

“There’s a catch somewhere says the cynic in you. “I bet slower than granny the shops in the snow.”

Wrong, has been improved given facilities, dashing to 62mph in 5.5 which is half a second than the previous Panamera

By the end of 2014 though, it will some fierce competition in the of Mercedes’ S-Class plug-in which claims to offer and 69g/km with an identical sprint.

Price tag

That mean there isn’t a though, and it’s easily up: price.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid set you back just short of in its most basic form, the model we drove cost £102k, fitted with 20” cruise control, metallic leather interior, surround system, soft close amongst other goodies.

That kind of money buy you two Tesla Model S or three Prius Plug-Ins. Everyone hybrids come at a premium but

Behind the wheel of the Panamera, the pedal feels stiffer many would anticipate, as is the but it’s nothing that be adapted to quickly. After the couple of bends, you’re enough to appreciate its sharp and authoritative acceleration.

The interior has ‘wow factor’ but considering the reputation for luxury cabins, it unfathomable that many prefer the Panamera’s insides the Mercedes’.


The Panamera S E-Hybrid can in three modes: the all-electric mode, E-Power, which between electric and petrol and Sport, which combines the motor and petrol engine for performance and acceleration, delivering its all of its might.

Tailpipe emissions are cut-out in the E-Charge setting, can provide up to 22 miles of motoring on electric power. That’s Porsche says; we managed to out around 10 miles before the 9.4kWh lithium-ion battery and switching over to the three-litre engine.

The car will recuperate on the go like conventional hybrids but a charge from a domestic plug will take hours, or approximately two and a half when connected to a 240V source.

The big question

Recently, we questioned a car with an £88k price tag benefit from the government’s car grant. If someone can lay down sort of money for a car, do really need any help the taxpayer?

As it stands, the government they should, but that change the fact that in the UK, car will only find a number of buyers.

Almost all of people will be London-based keen to drive something but benefit from all the tax and efficiency of a plug-in hybrid: no road no C-Charge, £5k from the government, fuel economy, but wrapped up in a flash exterior.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid at a

Length: 5015mm


Height: 1418mm


Boot space: 432 / 1250

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