Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive Video Review Finds Many Improvements

FEB 4 2017 BY MARK KANE 5

Autogefühl recently released one of the most detailed walk-throughs of the all new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive that we have seen to date.

The comprehensive test drive review covers the exterior, interior and of course the driving experience as well, and in various modes.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive

According to the review, the new version doesn’t look at all as clumsy as the previous version, noting it is more like a bigger 911.

Autogefühl also comments on a great update on the interior refinement for the Porsche, but feels the company over-engineered the touch screen by a little bit.

The new 4 E-Hybrid (in both regular and Executive trims) is expected to arrive in early Spring.

Quick specs:

  • 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 – or about 38 km/24 miles in real world/EPA terms (with 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

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5 Comments on "Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive Video Review Finds Many Improvements"

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vdiv

7.2 kW onboard charger!

C’mon GM, you can do it! Give the Volt/CT6 PHEV some wings 🙂

Someone out there

24 miles of AER in a car like this isn’t much. This is a driver’s car, you are expected to drive a lot in it not just commute to and from work. Therefore this car should have much more than a meager 24 miles of electric range.

Bill Howland

20 kwh at the lower charge rate and 26 kwh for the higher charge rate? That’s a rotten roughly 54% efficiency if those numbers can be believed.

Unless there is immediate tapering. But the frustrating thing about these automakers is that they are very shy with the details.

protomech

Since doubling the power reduces the charge time by 2.2 hours, that’s likely how much time is being spent at the higher charge power before it begins to taper at high SOC.

Probably this works out to something like 2.5 hours to charge to 95% then an additional hour to top balance, when connected to a 7 kW source.

That’s still not “fast” – works out to ~10 EPA miles/hour at the higher charge rate.

Pjwood1

This guy spends so much time on shape, color and headlights, it borders on comical.