The Paris Motor Show was the place where for the first time, Porsche shows the appearance of the fourth model of the Panamera lineup, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid with all-wheel drive control and an electric hybrid engine.
The car is capable of producing a 340 kW (462 hp) and a fuel consumption rate of 2.5 l / 100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrid models. This power system gives CO2 emissions of 56 g / km.
Porsche claims that the term hybrid is not only synonymous with sustainable mobility, but also with performance, as proven by the victory of the 919 Hybrid at the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2015 and 2016.
The latest Porsche plug-in hybrid can start with pure electric mode and drive without producing local emissions in the range of 50 km and with a maximum speed of 140 km / h.
Plus, Panamera is also a sports car among luxury sedans: Porsche all-wheel-drive capable in reaching a top speed of 278 km / h and provides a torque system of 700 Nm from storage without hesitation.
This four-door hybrid sports car can cover 0-100 km / h in just 4.6 seconds. Torque is allocated to all wheels and a standard three-chamber air suspension ensures an optimal balance between comfort and dynamism at all times.
The latest Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has a hybrid strategy like never before in this segment. The 652 kW (887 hp) 918 Spyder is the fastest series vehicle produced to ever surround the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The record lap time is 6:57 minutes which can be obtained by the additional power provided by the two electric machines.
As with the 918 Spyder, an electric engine on the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is available to provide additional power at any time. This, together with the latest 2.9 L V6 bi-turbo engine performance characteristics (243 kW / 330 hp / 450 Nm), results in an impressive boost scenario based on electric engines and turbocharges.
On the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, electrical energy is also used to increase the car’s top speed. At Porsche, the latest type of “E-Performance” is a performance package in the future.
The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid always starts in the “E-Power” power mode. The “Hybrid Auto” mode is a completely new development. When the mode is selected, the Panamera changes and incorporates an automatic drive source for the highest efficiency.
The “E-Hold” mode allows drivers to maintain a charging state which allows them to switch to electric power and the zero-emission mode for environmentally friendly zones. On the “E-Charge” mode, the battery is charged by a V6 engine; to achieve this, a gasoline engine produces more power than is needed for driving.
The highest level of driving performance is available in “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes. The Biturbo V6 engine is active continuously in this mode. In “Sport” mode, the battery charging is always maintained at a minimum level to ensure there is spare capacity for e-boost when needed.
The “Sport Plus” mode is all about maximum performance and allows the Panamera to reach a top speed of 278 km / h. The mode also recharges the battery as fast as possible with the help of a V6 Biturbo engine.
Porsche also took a great car on the interior of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid as it has various features such as leather seats, heated and ventilated front, and rear seats, panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth, smart cruise control, premium audio, and navigation.
Safety features include stability control, traction control and two front safety airbags, front side, front knee and side door.
Panamera Hybrid is marketed with prices ranging from $ 99,600 to $ 194,800. The Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid model is marketed at $ 184,400.