More power for pioneering Porsche Panamera PHEV

Tom Barnard

25.8.2020

If you’re not taken with the Taycan and still want your Porsche saloon with the back up of a petrol engine, the company has just updated the Panamera – including the plug-in hybrid.

The Porsche saloon was one of the first cars in the UK to use a PHEV powertrain, and the new updates aim to keep it competitive with other high-performance yet tax-efficient cars. 

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Consequently, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid features a completely new drive system with 552bhp of power from both the electric and petrol motors – up from the previous car’s 456bhp. Meanwhile the all-electric range has been boosted by from 27 to 30 miles, depending on your wheel and option choices. Choose the bigger bling wheels and you’ll lose efficiency! 

The new powertrain is made up of a 133 bhp electric motor and a 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbocharged petrol engine. The battery capacity has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh compared with the previous hybrid model.

Battery capacity has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh

Combined official fuel consumption ranges between 94.2 and 128.4 mpg, which is equivalent to 67 – 51 g/km of CO2 combined. That’s enough to earn a benefit-in-kind rating of between 13 and 16% for anyone lucky enough to get a Panamera on the company coin. 

The performance figures are impressive too, with the 0 – 62 mph sprint covered in 3.7 seconds. 

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The new model also has a series of tech upgrades, with ‘Risk Radar’ for up-to-date road sign and hazard information, wireless Apple® CarPlay options including Night Vision, Lane Change Assist and LED matrix headlights.

The price has taken a bit of a leap upwards too though. The cheapest Panamera E-Hybrid is now £101,690, up from £83,718 for the old car. There’s also a Sport Turismo hatchback/estate for £103,840. 

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