Porsche Exec Recommends Plug-In Panamera Over Other Versions

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 9

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

If you want the best Porsche Panamera that money can buy, then the plug-in version is the one for you.

Those are basically the words of Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who told Green Car Reports the following:

“I think what we have with the (2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid) is a range-topping sedan that is also a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The hybrids have been positioned in the middle of the range before. The top car now is an E-Hybrid.”

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Lawrence added:

“Every (Panamera) engine is turbocharged now. When we add electrification, you get what you used to get from turbocharging, as far as performance goes.” 

“It appeals to someone who is a Porsche enthusiast, but it also appeals to someone who’s into hybrid cars and has an attachment to hybrid cars, better fuel economy, and green driving.”

“California, in general, is a fantastic market for Porsche. California does particularly well with electrified vehicles, but we expect it to be a strong vehicle for us nationally.

Most plug-in hybrids from the German brands tends to be the top performing vehicles among the variants offered and this Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is no exception. It comes packing a 550-hp 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 with a 101 kw (136 hp) electric motor. Combined power output is 680 hp.

It’s 14.1 kWh battery pack allows for up to 31 miles (NEDC) of pure electric driving, which is rather impressive for such a large car too.

The revamped Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid will go on sale later this year with a starting price of $185,450. The long-wheelbase version will start at $195,850.

Source: Green Car Reports

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9 responses to "Porsche Exec Recommends Plug-In Panamera Over Other Versions"

  1. Volt says:

    You could buy 3 CPO Model S’s in the $50,000 dollar range for the price of 1 Panamera plug in

    Lol

    1. unlucky says:

      Comparing used prices to new doesn’t make a lot of sense.

    2. DJ says:

      You could buy 5 used Leaf’s for the cost of 1 CPO’d Model S.

      LOL is right.

      1. Steve says:

        That’s enough for a whole tree!

  2. Rick Kop says:

    Yeah right! $185,000? WTF

    1. BenG says:

      Really. Who wouldn’t want a new Model S P100D, fully optioned, plus $35,000 cash in pocket than the Panamera plug-in?

  3. fasteddie2020 says:

    A useful story. This amazing expensive PHEV points the way to the Mission E, a vehicle that should have superior packaging, cost and performance. I am in line!

  4. Al says:

    Drop the ICE and you’ve got a sale!

  5. Steve says:

    I wonder what the cargo capacity of the Panamera PHEV is.

    And… isn’t it a 4-seat car?

    Last time I checked, my Model S has 5 seats.

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