Porsche launches faster, greener Panamera plug-in hybrids with up to 536 hp. | Taza Khabre

Key findings

  • Porsche presents two Panamera E-Hybrid models with different performance levels and focuses on efficiency and driving dynamics.
  • The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is more powerful, faster and focused on driving dynamics, while the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid prioritizes efficiency and versatility.
  • The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid boasts 20-inch wheels, red brake calipers and more performance compared to the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.


When Porsche announced the next Panamera, the German company announced that it was completely new sports sedan will offer several plug-in hybrid versions. After showing the powerful 670-horsepower Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid in November 2023, Porsche now represents two new members of the electrified Panamera family – Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera 4S E-Hybrid.



Porsche welcomes the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid sports sedans

Features of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid

Model

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Panamera 4S E-Hybrid

Engine

2.9 liter turbo V6

2.9 liter turbo V6

Engine power

300 hp

348 hp

Power of the electric motor

187 hp

187 hp

Electric motor torque

331 lb-ft

331 lb-ft

System exit

463 hp

536 hp

System torque

479 lb-ft

553 lb-ft

Battery

25.9 kWh

25.9 kWh


(Source: Porsche)

As shown by Porsche, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid are less powerful than the Turbo E-Hybrid. This is because while the Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid has a 4.0-litre V8 turbo engine matched to an electric motor, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid are powered by a smaller but significantly revised 2.9-litre biturbo petrol V6 engine. Among these two sporty daily drivers, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid scores better.

In the base non-hybrid Panamera, this turbocharged V6 engine produces a maximum output of 348 hp. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is tuned to squeeze out all that power and combine it with the power coming from the electric motor, which delivers 187 hp. and 331 lb-ft of torque. Thus, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is able to provide a system power of 536 hp. and 553 lb-ft of system torque.


The 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 engine in the base model Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is only able to deliver a maximum power of 300 hp. Thus, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can provide only 463 hp. of maximum system power and 479 lb-ft of system torque. All Panamera E-Hybrids are equipped with a high-voltage battery with a capacity of 25.9 kWh (gross). That being said, even the base Panamera 4 E-Hybrid makes almost as much power as the outgoing Panamera GTS (463 hp vs. 473 hp).

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V6-Power Panamera E-Hybrids with a diverse focus

The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid have different performance and focus

  • The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid focuses on driving dynamics and constant power delivery
  • The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid focuses on efficiency and versatility
  • The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 280 mph.
  • The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 171 mph.

The difference in power and torque figures between the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the 4S E-Hybrid results in different levels of performance. According to Porsche, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is a bit of a hybrid beast as it focuses on driving dynamics and consistent power delivery in the upper rev range. On the other hand, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid prioritizes efficiency and versatility.


For example, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid can accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 280 mph. Meanwhile, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid accelerates in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 274 mph. Compared to the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, the more powerful Panamera 4S E-Hybrid consumes slightly more fuel, uses more electricity, emits more carbon dioxide and has a shorter range in EV mode.

Only the Panamera Hybrid Electric range

  • Panamera 4 E-Hybrid:49-59 miles
  • Panamera 4S E-Hybrid:48-57 miles

All variants of the new Panamera feature adaptive dual-chamber air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with two-valve shock absorbers as standard. However, the E-Hybrid models are available with the Porsche Active Ride suspension, which helps optimize traction and cornering.

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The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid and 4 E-Hybrid are now on sale in Europe


Minor differences between the two 4 E-Hybrid models

  • The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has larger 20-inch wheels, red brake calipers
  • The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has smaller 19-inch wheels, black brake calipers
  • The details apply to the European versions of the Panamera hybrid models
  • The order book is currently open with deliveries in Europe in the second quarter of 2024

The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid also differ in standard equipment. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid boasts 20-inch Panamera AeroDesign wheels, silver Sport exhaust pipes and red brake calipers, as well as 10-piston front brake calipers as standard. Instead, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid gets 19-inch wheels, black brake calipers and matrix LED headlights. Porsche offers additional brake options for the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid.

It’s worth noting that the specs mentioned above, taken from Porsche’s main website, are for the European versions of the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Still, Porsche is giving its customers more reasons to love the Panamera.


The German car company is currently taking orders for these models and expects deliveries to begin in the second quarter of 2024. Porsche’s website does state that these models are for the US, with a “coming soon” sign above the respective models.

Source: Porsche

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