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Porsche S E-Hybrid: summary

It promises and 71g/km CO2, so the Porsche S E-Hybrid could be a dream true for high-flying executives. But the world’s first luxury hybrid make sense in the world?


Porsche S E-Hybrid: first impressions

the slowest Porsche we have driven. During our late drive in searing German we were overtaken by BlueMotion struggled to keep up with a tractor and were very eclipsed by an elderly lady on a

Make no mistake; the Panamera S is a very, very quick car

In the all-new Porsche Panamera S is no slouch. In fact it offers a of performance comparable with a V8. But Porsche set us a challenge to see just how the new plug-in hybrid could be.

And — as we’ll come on to — the results are quite

But first, some housekeeping. The Porsche Panamera range has refreshed. Look very, closely and you’ll notice a front-end, stylish new headlights, a profile and an improved rear-end.

We say but we appreciate that the Panamera’s has historically come in for some

There’s no doubt the Panamera better than ever. as 100,000 global buyers testify, Porsche’s GT is clearly more than a face a mother could love. But it from us, if you don’t like the of the outgoing Panamera, the ‘new’ is unlikely to change your

In other news, the Panamera S and 4S are no longer powered by a 4.8-litre V8 boo. Instead they are by an all-new 3.0-litre V6, which is quicker, more powerful and more efficient than the V8 yay. It’s the trend the Panamera range.

But in truth, the big story is the arrival of the S — billed as the world’s luxury plug-in hybrid. On at least it presents a formidable The question is, does the theory to an electric dream or hybrid


Porsche Panamera S performance

Make no mistake; the S E-Hybrid is a very, very car. We’re not entirely what’s in the water in Stuttgart, but the wizards have worked a miracle.

The S E-Hybrid gives the impression it would be saving the planet than the apex

Power is sourced from a supercharged V6 engine, which with a 95hp electric to provide a total output of Energy is drawn from a new battery which, at 9.4kWh, has five times more than the previous 1.7kWh metal hydride battery.

pace is astonishing. In electric-only mode, the Panamera will to 31mph in 6.1 seconds and reach a top of 84mph before the petrol takes over. Switch to for the best of both worlds, or to unleash the inner beast, and is reached in just 5.5 seconds and top is 167mph.

This is thanks in part — to the S E-Hybrid’s ft of torque, which is eclipsed by the 516lb ft you’ll find in the Panamera Turbo. And that’s got a V8 engine and two turbos to help its punch.

Admittedly, there’s an overriding of disengagement as far as the performance goes, but the S E-Hybrid’s pace remains forgive us for this — The eight-speed automatic gearbox smooth changes, but just tends to hold on to its gear too flying in the face of the car’s agenda.

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Porsche S E-Hybrid: ride and handling

one of the world’s most technologically luxury cars does in one or two compromises.

You won’t find any on the inside

For a start, the S E-Hybrid has on the pounds. At 2,095kg, it’s the lardiest Panamera you can buy and is actually a 325kg heavier than the V6 can feel the extra weight alongside the other Panameras we the S E-Hybrid felt decidedly agile and slightly less to entertain.

It’s not that the Panamera has been a delicate little it’s just that the S always gives the impression it rather be saving the planet kissing the apex. You could that it therefore answers its but body roll and a tendency to wide on corners are not things used to in a Porsche — a big one.

Air suspension is fitted as helping to provide a firm yet comfortable ride. Switching to mode sharpens things up although the extra weight contributes to a slightly more ride.

We suspect such will hardly register the majority of S E-Hybrid buyers. is one Porsche that won’t be purchased on the strength of its dynamics.


Porsche Panamera S interior

You won’t find any on the inside — the interior a paragon of quality and good It simply oozes class and

The plug-in hybrid is also to some unique touches such as green needles on the complementing the green badges and calipers.

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