Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Turns Heads in Live Detroit Auto Show Reveal

JAN 13 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 11

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has hit the stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

The plug-in Panamera racked up its first US sales back in November 2013.  It’s available at dealerships nationwide right now.

The plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid starts at $99,000 (and qualifies for $4,750 worth of the federal credit as well), which actually makes it one of the cheaper Panameras (there are 11 versions of the Panamera offered in the US) available and certainly the cheapest with 416 hp on tap. Industry estimates expect that 10% of Panamera buyers will opt for the plug-in hybrid version.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid, Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid cranks out a total of 416 horsepower, with the electric motor providing 95 of those horses. Electricity is stored in a 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is claimed to provide the Panamera S E-Hybrid with 20 miles of electric-only range (NEDC test cycle – official EPA figures are not yet available).

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

Some notable specs include:

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

  • Top speed in electric-only mode is 84 mph
  • Top speed 167 mph with the gas engine cranking
  • Panamera S E-hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds
  • Length 197.44 in.
  • Width (w/ mirrors folded) 76.02 in.
  • Height 55.8 in.
  • Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.29
  • Wheelbase 114.96 in.
  • Curb Weight 4,619 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 5,688 lbs.
Inside The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid At The 2014 NAIAS In Detroit

Inside The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid At The 2014 NAIAS In Detroit

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11 Comments on "Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Turns Heads in Live Detroit Auto Show Reveal"

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Here is my review on this car: “It is not a Tesla with a Combustion Engine for a longer range, it is a Prius with a Porsche engine for faster acceleration.” Is it a Porsche? 100%, great looking vehicle with a fantastic interior and a 15 mile electric range. Under gasoline it accelerates and behaves like a Porsche and handles fantastic, but we need to cover the electric performance. What performance? Is the real question. There is none! The electric drive is great for coasting up to 83 miles, and is good to accelerate from a stop. But if you drive a LEAF that acceleration is equal to about 20% of the torque you feel in a Nissan and perhaps in a Volt, after that Engine kicks in, of course with some level of delay. Therefore you get 0 and I repeat 0 Electric Vehicle feel of instant torque and acceleration with this Panamera. So if you want to coast on Electricity and accelerate very mildly well, I am not sure that Porsche is a brand is for you. I think once you experience and get used to EV acceleration, you are pretty much done with ICE engines, or any… Read more »

This car has the same weight as a Model S, but has less interior room and practicality.

A ~15 mile electric only range will not cut fuel expenses a lot and you still have the ICE with all its maintenance and risk of expensive breakdowns.

And the average Porsche owner can probably drive not even 100 m without wanting more than the 70 kW electric only power (which is not a lot considering the weight of this beast).

I suspect the 5.2 s 0-60 time is only available with that thingy they never mention in the ads: launch control. Meaning you have to push a button to pre-start the ICE while your are still standing still.

Can someone tell me the justification for its existence?

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I could not at all after driving it. What is important here if this design will be the case for Audi ETron or perhaps all PHEV VW vehicles.

Compliance.

Or if you ask LEAF owners, to occupy public charging stations and prevent them from charging.

IMHO any car with a plug is better than without a plug.

Justification for existence is fuel efficiency, especially in urban environment. It’s not a groundbreaking design, but a very good refinement of the ICE concept.

Exactly Dan. It is about making a car that emits 71 g/km of Co2 vs the v6 engine Panamera’s 196 g/km. Givin that most of my Panamera clients only drive an average of 20-25 miles per day they should also see a drastic reduction in fuel use as well.

I do not think this car will do well in the USA. Perhaps it is aimed at the European market, where the low CO2 emission value will save a lot in taxes, and get preferential treatment. For instance, the CO2 limit to skip the congestion charge in London is below 75 g/km

turns heads? how? same looking panamera thats been out for years and it has a measly 20 miles of electric so how is that anything special? lol

A nice obese 2.1ton. Same as the massively overweight Tesla Model S.

Some of you guys have no clue what you’re talking about. This thing is faster on electric alone than a Volt or Leaf.
And to get 5.2 0-60, you don’t need launch control. You just floor it.
This car is the best example of incredible efficiency with smoothness, yet tons of power when you need it.
It has TONS of torque, and yes both motors work together Seamlessly