So far, there been perhaps only a handful or two of Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid review.
So, when we're asked: What's it like to drive? Our answer is as follows.
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Having a luxury sport sedan that's very powerful with jaw dropping excitement and very low emissions or sometimes even zero emissions is a dream come true with the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is way different from the older non-plug-in Panamera hybrid. The plug-in version comes with several improvements. To name a few, there's 22 miles of range on electricity. The electric motor now produces a 95 bhp. There's an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and a powerful 3.0L supercharged V6 engine that delivers 333 HP. Paired with the electric motor, the Panamera S E-Hybrid delivers 416 hp and has a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid can be fully charged overnight (Level II) and be ready to go for the next day of driving. In "E-Charge Mode," the engine can recharge the drained battery to 100% in around 40-45 miles.
There is not much to do to adjust to the S E-Hybrid if coming from a typical ICE vehicle. Other than plugging it in every night to maximize efficiency, that's it.
The vehicle has all the comforts and features normally found in a Panamera and more.
The price of the Panamera S E-Hybrid is a bit on the high side with an MSRP of $99,000 dollars. But it's a luxury performance sedan with a Porsche badge, so the price seems reasonable to us.
As an added bonus, owners know they're producing far less emissions than a typical ICE performance sedan or possibly even no emissions in urban areas.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a winner. In fact, some say it's perhaps the best all-around plug-in hybrid (EREVs excluded) available today.
Panamera S E-Hybrid
Source: EV Fleet World