The Evolution Of The Porsche Panamera Plug-In E-Hybrid

OCT 2 2016 BY MARK KANE 21

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

The new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was announced in September and officially unveiled in Paris, and is a significantly improved vehicle compared to the previous generation.

The powertrain performance has increased, which has made the new plug-in hybrid Panamera signficantly quicker to 100 km/h (62 mph), now coming up in 4.6 seconds (instead of 5.5 seconds).

The higher on board battery capacity, now rated at 14.1 kWh (replacing 9.4 kWh), also translates to a higher all-electric range of up to 50 km (31 miles) NEDC – around 25 miles (40 km) of estimated real world driving.

The final result is also improved fuel economy to average 2.5 l & 15.9 kWh / 100 km (again – Euro/NEDC ratings in play).

But the improvements don’t end there as you’ll see in the photos and videos – including a detailed walkthrough by Autogefühl (last video).

Panamera S E-Hybrid (2013)Panamera 4 E-Hybrid (2016)
Combined system power416 hp / 306 kW462 hp / 340 kW
Combined system torque590 N·m700 N·m
Engine3.0L V6 biturbo2.9L V6 biturbo
Engine power333 hp330 hp
Engine torque440 N·m450 N·m
E-motor power71 kW100 kW
E-motor torque310 N·m400 N·m
Transmission8-speed Tiptronic8-speed PDK
E-motor torque310 N·m400 N·m
Battery pack capacity9.4 kWh14.1 kWh
0-100 km/h5.5 seconds4.6 seconds
All-electric range36 km50 km
Fuel consumption (NEDC)3.1 l/100km / 75.8 mpg US2.5 l/100km / 94 mpg US
Power consumption16.2 kWh/100 km15.9 kWh/100 km

source: Green Car Congress

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: E-Performance drive system

The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will change your view of hybrid technology. And your everyday life. With 462 hp of pure Sports Car performance – and fuel consumption of just 2.5 l/100 km (113.0 mpg). This is more than just a courageous step. It is a giant leap into the future. Learn more about the driving concept in this video.

Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 6: Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: 2.5l/100 km, CO2 emissions: 56 g/km; Electricity consumption: 15.9 kWh/100 km

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21 Comments on "The Evolution Of The Porsche Panamera Plug-In E-Hybrid"

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This is starting to get reasonable for some drivers. Defiantly not my thing, but 50km electric range will make a far greater dent in the fuel consumption of this pig than 36km. We use our leaf everyday and my average daily mileage is 55km. I don’t think my driving patterns are that different to a lot of (sub)urbanites. Clearly that is an average but if I replaced the leaf for this I’d be running at around 80-90% electric miles where as with 36km I’d be lucky to cover 60% probably more like 40-50%. At 40-50% you are better off having a town car for the week and a sports car for the weekend. At least with this, in its new form, you’d be reducing your emissions when compared to a normal car – so 80% e-driving at 2 l/100km equivalent plus 20% at 10 l/100km would give you an average of around 3.6 l/100km. I suspect that those numbers are a bit optimistic for most but even if reality is worse than this it’s still better than a regular Porsche and probably better than an i8. Clearly a Tesla is far better but I can’t really imagine this car having… Read more »

25 miles of real-world range isn’t going to translate to an 80%/20% electric/gasoline power ratio for the average driver. You need to get up to about 40 miles of electric range for that.

Here’s a graph of Volt daily driving statistics, from a few years ago when the EPA rated electric range was about 40 miles.

Thats a really good graphic. 40 miles should be the minimum in USA but in Europe I guess is more like 40km. Do you have any graphic about Europe?

Anyway a 50% increase of battery is quite good. Also now the power is similar to the gasoline and diesel options. Porsche knows that if they want they can make this model faster than the Turbo option, but this could make that nobody wants the other models.

One of the issues I often have with your analysis is that you use one set of data that is unrelated to another set to argue a point. Here you use volt data to show the range is inadequate. I don’t think that is relevant or a good comparison. Clearly if you drive 40 miles on the freeway every day you won’t get 80:20 e to p miles. You’ll get about 60% e miles but I don’t think this car is for that type of driving pattern. IMO this car is for a crowded eu city or a retired lawyer to get to the golf club in the USA, why those drivers need such a big car god only knows but I reckon that’ll be the kind of driver in these cars. That should result in a driving pattern of fewer miles per day at slower speeds and hence the better ratio. Any phev is only any good if you drive regularly within the e miles, if you do most of your mileage in long trips a phev is probably not much better environmentally than an efficient ice car. Although those trips would have to be pretty long before a… Read more »

BTW you’ll be lucky to get 15.9 kWh/100km driving this car in e-mode in the temperature controlled show room.

While not the ultimate goal (in any way) Porsche has produced a car that may change a few minds because, after driving a hybrid, most are open to the idea of full elecfric cars.

it takes stop & start off the menu and replaces it with a solid torque whomp. that’s not all bad.

I find it interesting that hybrids are more likely to have the battery back aft of the rear axle. When it spins out, that big battery in back and the massive engine in front must turn it into a huge rotating barbell. Nor am I convinced that having the battery next to the gas tank is a good idea.

I prefer the BEV skateboard placement between the axles. Lower CG, 50:50 weight distribution, adds to vehicle’s structural integrity and is better protected.

WRT the fuel tank. I think the problem is the fuel tank and the battery both need to be kept separate from the humans and any hot, rotating or potentially piercing objects.

Tenths of a kilowatt hour. I mean, really?

Is the new e-Panamera still a 4WD car? I have not found any discussion if this e-Panamera model remains a 4WD, but so would like to find confirmation somewhere. Thnx.

The Panamera e-hybrid now comes with all wheel drive as standard equipment.

Increasing the real-world electric range from ~15 miles to ~25 miles. Color me unimpressed. 🙁

So far as I know, there is only one PHEV in production which challenges the Volt for electric range, and that’s the limited production Karma Revero.

When, oh when, are auto makers (other than Chevy) going to start making PHEVs that can actually replace most of an average driver’s gas-powered miles with electric-powered ones?

One thing about the Volt vs. Panamera concept (or Passat/Golf GTE) is that the latter is clearly primarily an ICEV, whereas the Volt in mostly a BEV (as evidenced by the overwhelming amount of miles driven on pure electricity). Conceptually, the gap is pretty wide, and the driving experience markedly different. I think that the Panamera is close to the maximum range where that technology makes sense, the same way that the Volt Gen 2 is close to that where it no longer makes much sense to increase the size of the battery.

I think in terms of doubling of capacity for each technology: up to 30 miles, and one needs a blended powertrain (Golf GTE); up to 60 and dual powertrains (e.g., Volt) work great; up to 120 miles and a REx (i3 style) is wise to have; after that, it’s pure BEV terrain.

“courageous step. It is a giant leap into the future” Didn’t Apple pretty much say the same thing about removing the headphone jack?

All this talk about electric-only range presumes the car will be driven in electric-only mode any meaningful amount. Looking at the table of specifications, it looks like it’s going to accelerate like a Kia in electric-only mode (100 kW ~= 134 hp). How many people buy a Porsche and then are satisfied to drive it like a Kia?

Until it can actually perform in electric-only mode, I suspect electric range barely matters.

It doesn’t mean that you floor your gas pedal if you drive Porsche. You may occasionally, but there is no even space for it bumper-to-bumper city driving. Most of the time it would be driven just like any entry level Kia model. And if ICE comes up just sometimes like in any hybrid, so what, it doesn’t make significant difference.

Well, just don’t go drag racing it if u don’t wanna make a fool out of you!

I like the tail pipes and the 3,0 liter biturbo motor must be a lot of fun!
Oh wait, what am I doing on insideevs?
Electric cars are for girls…

Letting the joke aside, nobody need a hybrid Porsche. If u want green go for BEV. Or at least the Prius and Co. Panamera PHEV isn’t green. It is only hypocrisy.

starting with pitifully, comically low AER numbers Did provide great bar-conversation for all following models..

“I’ve got FIFTY PERCENT more AER miles with the NEW one..”

“WOW, that’s an Amazing improvement!”

Sarcasm aside, and possible VW-gate conversations ignored, glad they are seeing the light, as supercars are Just Stupid some high percentage of their lifetime, and having a Super-efficient alternative when taking the kids to school makes sense that I have often opined that the engineering-marvel could have realized and pursued Long before others proved the concept.

“More Weight is BAD”
“More weight DOUBLES available torque”
“oh.. uhhmm..”
“and allows the owner to Not Use the ICE at all at low city speeds.. spooky silent..”
” .. “

‘and we can charge 50% MORE for the electric-supercharge monster-torque version!”

“..DONE!”