It’s time for the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid sports sedan to be reviewed by the Fully Charged’s Jonny Smith.
The plug-in hybrid Panamera 4 E-Hybrid generates 462 hp of total system output and delivers impressive fuel consumption of 2.5 l/100 km (94 mpg US or 113 mpg UK), which corresponds to only 56 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The Panamera plug-in hybrid always starts in electric mode and continues as a zero-emission vehicle with a maximum all-electric range of 31 miles (50 km) and a maximum speed on battery power of 86 mph (138.4 km/h). And yet, this Panamera is still a sports car among luxury sedans: the all-wheel drive four-door Porsche achieves a top track speed of 172 mph (277 km/h) and delivers a total system torque of 516 pound-feet without hesitation.
The torque is transferred to all four wheels, while the standard three-chamber air suspension ensures an optimum balance between comfort and performance at all times. The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid sports sedan breaks the 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) barrier in just 4.4 seconds.
The electric motor is supplied with power via a 14.1 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery integrated under the luggage compartment floor. The high-voltage battery takes just 12 hours to fully charge via a common 120 V, 10 amp connection. If the optional 7.2 kW on-board charger is utilized instead of the standard 3.6 kW unit, the charging times decrease to under three hours with a 240 V, 40 amp connection.
Pricing in the UK starts from £ 81,141.00 incl. VAT.