Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Tomorrow Porsche will debut the all-wheel drive version of the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid. The fuel efficient sedan will offer 462 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 gas powered engine and a 100-kW electric motor. The V6 provides 330 of those horses and the remaining 132 is chipped in by the electric power plant.
Performance of the 4 E-Hybrid is what you expect from a Porsche. 0-62 mph comes in just 4.6 seconds and it is able to hit a top speed of 172 mph (not exactly a Prius type hybrid). The all-wheel drive system helps the performance sedan maintain its grip even when the roads get slick and it further aids traction when coming out of the corners.
A fast car is expected, but the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is also a very efficient car. Thanks to the plug-in hybrid system it can go up to 31 miles on a single charge when driven at normal speeds. On electric power only it is able to hit a top speed of 86 mph without needing to be assisted by the gas engine. With the new generation Panamera lineup’s sports car performance fusion with passenger car practically Porsche is saying it forms the Gran Turismo concept.
Enthusiast’s Point of View
For enthusiasts looking for a performance sedan that allows for good fuel economy and still drives quickly, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid should be on your short list. Based on our time driving the previous generation Panamera E-Hybrid we have complete confidence that it will still give you a driver’s car feeling while being more practice than a sports car.
The new generation has more pleasing lines which, unlike the last generation, most find good looking. Plus Porsche’s all-wheel drive makes it perfect to enjoy all year, even when the roads start getting slick.
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