Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid shows its relevance in review
It’s part sedan, part sports car and now part EV as well
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is Porsche’s plug-in attack on the Tesla Model S before its Taycan full EV comes out. The current Panamera plug-in is according to this review, however, the best of both worlds in the current market situation.
It delivers pure EV driving and improved efficiency courtesy of being electrified, while at the same time its turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 is just noisy enough to provide thrills. The powertrain packs a total 462 hp (330 of which come from the V6) and can sprint to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 273 km/h.
In this review by Jonny Smith of the Fully Charged show, he praises it for its dual nature and the wide array of experiences it can offer. It’s fast enough in a straight line, it make a good noise, while at the same time it is comfortable for long journeys, it looks good and can run in EV only mode which renders it quite useful in downtown areas.
It is definitely a stepping stone model to the Taycan (the production version of the Mission E concept), but even so for the current market it’s actually quite relevant.
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