Porsche Adds PHEV Long-Wheelbase Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive To Lineup

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 9

From the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche has launched a long-wheelbase version of its new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Called the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, this is one of six models in the new Panamera lineup and it joins the other plug-in hybrid…Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

The stretched wheelbase brings nothing new to the table in terms of powertrain (see full 4 E-Hybrid specs/details here), but the additional rear legroom is immediately obvious in this photo (below).

“Executive versions frequently used as chauffeur saloons in China and the USA, is the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment.”

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

That rear legroom, via the extended wheelbase, surely adds some weight to the vehicle, so we expect a slight reduction in electric range of the standar wheelbase model, which we’ve previously discussed as having the following electric range:

“The German manufacturer states an all-electric range at 50 km (31 miles) under NEDC. The previous generation was rated at 16 miles EPA, so now we would expect up to 25 miles or so of “real world” driving range.”

The 4 E-Hybrid Executive will go on sale in April 2017, though Porsche has not released info on availability at this point in time.

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

The powertrain spec remains the same.

Porsche’s press blast:

“The new Porsche Panamera Executive versions are equipped even more exclusively. The standard features are supplemented with a large panoramic roof, heated comfort seats with multi-way electrical adjustment in the front and rear and adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (Porsche Active Suspension Management / PASM).

The roll-up sunblind behind the headrests in the rear also comes as standard. The standard equipment of the Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive is even more comprehensive: Among other things, both models benefit from rear-axle steering and soft-close doors.

As the most powerful model, the Panamera Turbo Executive is equipped with standard features such as four-zone climate control, LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and ambient lighting.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

As an option, all Porsche Panamera Executive models are available with a newly developed, large rear centre console, which can also be equipped with two integrated folding tables and an inductive antenna connection for an additional smartphone, depending on the market. Similarly to the existing Panamera models, the exterior of the Executive versions can be further individualised with a Sport design package.

Another useful equipment option, particularly for the Executive versions frequently used as chauffeur saloons in China and the USA, is the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment. The 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats can be detached for a wide range of uses; when needed, they transform the rear of the Panamera into a fully digitalised workplace. The high-quality displays can also be used as tablets outside the vehicle.”

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Quick specs on the plug-in version of the Panamera Executive:

  • all-wheel drive with 340 kW (462 hp) and 700 Nm system output. Electric motor peak power stands at 100 kW and 400 Nm, while 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine (243 kW/330 hp/450 Nm) is combined with eight-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
  • 50 km (31 miles) of NEDC all-electric range (speeds up to 140 km/h / 87 miles)
  • combined fuel consumption 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; energy consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km)
  • 14.1 kWh battery (up 50% from 9.4 kWh)
  • top speed 278 km/h (173 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds
  • 5.8 h charging at 3.6 kW or 3.6 h at 7.2 kW on-board charger
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

As for pricing, Autocar has some info, at least when it comes to the price in Europe:

“Pricing for the new Porsche models starts at £66,386 for the Panamera, rising to £69,412 for the Panamera 4. Further models include the Panamera 4 Executive at £76,034, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive at £84,838, Panamera 4S Executive at £98,672.00 and range-topping Panamera Turbo Executive at £122,480.”

That’s quite a stretch in terms of price. This wide range of models position the Panamera to compete in multiple categories, including against the Tesla Model S.

Source: Autocar

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11 responses to "Porsche Adds PHEV Long-Wheelbase Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive To Lineup"

  1. BenG says:

    Sweet ride. Tesla should make a long-wheelbase Model S to get into that executive market.

    I’m far from the target audience, but if I had $100k to blow on a car, it’d be the Tesla and I wouldn’t think twice about it.

    Still, Porsches are pretty awesome toys and the Panamera e-hybrid at least enables you to tool around town on clean quiet electricity.

    1. mike says:

      It’s not as easy as making a long-wheelbase version. Model S is 2 tiers below Panamera when it comes to interior design and build quality. Just look at the photos. Model X is closer but still not there yet.

      1. BenG says:

        The interior is nicer, but you can get one hell of a Tesla S, or X for $105k.

        All electric all the time, is it’s own luxury.

        I think there would be substantial niche market for a extended wheel-base Tesla S and X. It would give you room for more battery, too. At the same time make a push to improve the luxury of the interior.

        Tesla already, by virtue of its price, competes in the large luxury sedan and SUV markets … I don’t know how much investment it would take to stretch them 6 inches, but I know there are rich folks out there that would go for it.

        But it’s a very low priority.

  2. asdf says:

    Its well like 3 generations behind tesla,

  3. DJ says:

    I am not the target audience and while I see a lot of these where I live I don’t really understand the allure of a Porsche station wagon.

    I can kind of understand the Cayenne but both feel very non Porsche to me.

    1. BenG says:

      When I see a Panamera, I don’t think ‘station wagon’.

      It’s for the yuppie who wants a 911 but needs to be able to bring the kids.

      1. DJ says:

        So a “fast” station wagon 🙂

  4. John says:

    Cool, another pointlessly obsolete range quasi-EV… who the hell buys something like this anymore when there’s P100DL’s that knock the sh-t out of everything on the road?? Oh, and for less money..

  5. bogdan says:

    Ugly car in and out.
    Porsche luxury sedan is like VW luxury sedan, a contridiction in itself.
    And what’s with that ugly gauge on top of the dashboard? Engine oil level?

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