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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid


Porsche’s engineering has produced a stunningly effective hybrid. It’s massively yet still with true DNA – it’s a thrill to drive Purists will complain the car’s bulk and weight, but as GTs go, the Panamera S E-Hybrid is a brilliant

The new Porsche Panamera looks much like the old car, but as all new Porsche models these — think new 911. and Cayman — it’s happens underneath that’s important.

New lights (including the of full LEDs at the front), air intakes, smoother lines and a glass area are about the sum of the new exterior styling changes. an evolutionary approach that’s so well for Porsche in the past.

There’s nothing evolutionary what drives this though. Sure, Porsche’s had before, but this is its first hybrid, boasting 91mpg, a congestion charge-beating) CO2 figure of and a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds – all for under £89,000.

Put a Panamera S through your company and higher rate tax payers pay company car tax of £148 a month – than a BMW 320d Efficient You’ll see your fuel tumble, too.

Porsche an all-electric range of between 11 and 22 depending on how heavy your foot is. But this is no eco special: the electric motor (twice as as the one in the old hybrid) works with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine for a output of 410bhp.

You can choose from four modes: the car will default to mode using electric only for smooth, swift, progress from the start – the battery has enough charge takes four hours a household socket). It’ll you silently up to 84mph before the engine kicks in. At that or when power’s low, act as a normal hybrid, switching power sources with one backing up the other, and the battery charged by capturing energy as the do their work.

Then there’s E-Charge, keep the engine turning to the electric motor, which as a generator to recharge the battery. Or which uses the full of both sources to propel 2095kg four-seater at maximum

The car switches seamlessly between sources with barely a as the engine cuts in. You won’t notice it cutting out, it does at every opportunity, on the motorway.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

But put your foot to the and you and up to three passengers will be back into the standard sports seats as the electric and motors work in unison. power sharpens throttle while the eight-speed gearbox is the only Panamera without a PDK clutch box) is quick to and shifts smoothly.

The brakes take some used to, though. Pedal is long and then they quickly and strongly. It’s a little unnerving if you’re swiftly and this is one big, car to haul to a standstill.

The new Panamera’s has been tweaked to provide comfort as well as impressive control in slow or faster while the steering feels a bit sharper than before,

The cabin oozes five quality and is generously equipped tech such as sat-nav, radio, Bluetooth, parking and an automatic tailgate, which to reveal a golf bag-friendly with 335 to 1153 litres of – slightly smaller than Panameras.

The dials remind you that hybrid power under the with numerous displays to you informed of which power is being used, when driving efficiently and how much power is available. And there are of green on the dials, matching the green brake callipers and outside.

This plug-in Panamera is the highlight of the new range also includes a new twin-turbo V6 more powerful and more than the old V8, plus a non-turbo V6, or turbo V8 and the entry-level diesel. drive is available on the two V6 models, while a long wheelbase that adds 12cm of leg space can be had on V6 4S and Turbo versions.

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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