Upcoming Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Video Review

9 months ago by Mark Kane 16

The latest Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which enters the market in the US and Europe shortly, was recently reviewed by Everyday Reviews in Cape Town, South Africa.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

The second generation of the plug-in hybrid Panamera is deemed to look better, has better performance (see statistical comparison here), has about 50% more all-electric range (50km/31 miles), a wider allowable speed window for staying in electric mode, as well as an improved interior with decent touch screen.

“The second generation Porsche Panamera has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The new style is so much more sporty and cohesive while the interior goes modern with an advanced cockpit. The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid gets a new battery, more range and improved electric and boost performance. We put the Panamera 4 E-hybrid through its paces in Cape Town South Africa .”

New generation of 4 E-Hybrid Executive is now also available in a little longer version Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

New Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

New Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Quick specs:

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Interior

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Interior

  • 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

Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid in Sapphire Blue & Carrera White:

 

Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid Executive – Exterior and Interior Walkaround – 2016 LA Auto Show

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16 responses to "Upcoming Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Video Review"

  1. pjwood1 says:

    Dual-mode for the street. Hybrid for the track.

    “..a wider allowable speed window for staying in electric mode”

    I’m sure the people who commute with these are going to appreciate it. A 100KW electric motor, and that much battery shouldn’t leave people feeling it’s deficient in traffic.

    The “3.6 hour at 7.2KW” spec sounds wrong. Maybe <2hrs to charge 14KWh?

    1. Trollnonymous says:

      They’re really going to need all that 100KW on the freeway going 23-30mph for an hour or more…..lol

  2. Another (Euro) industrial point of view says:

    At 3’47” he says “I wish they still had the buttons” regarding the controls. As he says, with buttons one does not need to look at them to operate them. Progress in reverse, one day someplace someone will kill a kid running across a street as he will be busy looking at a touch screen instead of the road in front of him/her.

    1. Trollnonymous says:

      +100
      EXACTLY!

      Like I said many times. I can braille search my way with buttons and never take my eyes off the road but not on a touch screen.

      Many times on a touch screen you have to click out of where you are to get to where you need to make your selection. That’s distracted driving by design.

      1. Samwise says:

        Unless you get the fully optioned, need to be able to touch type to use Chevy Bolt steering wheel.

  3. spinner says:

    Needs wireless charging

    1. mike says:

      No, it doesn’t.

  4. tom911 says:

    Cabin conditioning and the faster charger were $$ options (like most things Porsche) in the previous versions (Cayenne/ Panamera).

  5. PHEVfan says:

    Definite improvement in the looks category. 50% improvement in E-range is good too.
    The question is, how many buyers are actually going to use that range driving all EV at ~134HP from the electric motor only… in a Porsche?

  6. speculawyer says:

    Why would anyone buy this over a Model S? Love of ICE is the only reason I can see.

    1. Scott says:

      +1 Exactly speculawyer!

    2. Marcel says:

      i’m a model s lover… If I have the money I will buy one without a doubt… but, have you seen the panamera interiors? they are AWESOME! I can imagine why some people buys a panamera instead of a model S.

      1. GSP says:

        Whenever I see a panamera, I feel sorry for the owner.

        They are good looking cars, and the nice interior can be enjoyed as long as the car is parked. I can’t imagine this car can even hold a candle to the Model S when driven at any speed, from parking lot to autobahn, and anything in between.

        GSP

        1. mike says:

          I would exclude autobahn and any high speed long distance travel from this list. There is no BEV on the market suitable for such use.

        2. abc123 says:

          Oh please!

          Not everything is about speed and acceleration. If that were so, the owner of the White Zombie (1972 Datsun 0-60mph in 1.8 seconds – the fastest street legal electric car in the world) would be a billionaire by now.

          The White Zombie is fast, no doubt about that. But it’s got a gutted interior with unsightly roll cage and stickers plastered all over the exterior.

          If you were given a choice between picking up a hot date in a Model S or a White Zombie, which one would you choose and why?

          There’s your answer.

          There just some things about a Porsche that Tesla cannot “hold a candle to”.

  7. Get Real says:

    I think the sales numbers between the Panamera and the Model S easily prove which car/technology is superior to the consumers in this price range.