Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Turns Heads in Live Detroit Auto Show Reveal
The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has hit the stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
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).
Some notable specs include:
- 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.