Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
1. Porsche Panamera
- Model/Engine size:
- Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
- Petrol/Electric Hybrid
- Fuel economy combined:
- 91.1 mpg* see text
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is one of the most advanced Porsches ever, thanks to a plug-in hybrid system which combines a 3.3-litre petrol V6 engine with a 94 bhp electric motor which all drives the rear wheels through an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox. The system is designed to provide a moderate electric-only range of between 10-22 miles at up to 84 mph and moderate the fuel consumption of the petrol engine at all other times.
The electric range allows the Panamera to qualify for super low company car tax, a £5,000 grant from the government and exemption from the London Congestion Zone charge. If you can regularly keep within the electric range (Monday – Friday commute) then it is capable of very low CO2 and other exhaust emissions.
Once you run out of electric-only range the motor will still chip in like any hybrid but fuel consumption is likely to be in the mid-30’s mpg equating to around 190g/km. The upshot is that if you will do lots of electric running it does make sense, if you won’t the diesel Panamera is a better real-world solution.
Apart from the price, the only compromises are a smaller boot (335 litres), no manual gearbox option, and no four-wheel drive option. The upsides are very low tax, very low running costs in electric mode, and despite the two tonne kerb weight, physics-defying body control and a very neutral balance. It remains a niche product but the Panamera proves that in the right circumstances space, pace and driving enjoyment can be combined with low emissions.
Official electric range: 22 miles
Official electricity consumption: 162 Wh/km – approx 84 g CO2/km
Battery pack: 9.4 kWh Lithium-ion
Recharge time: 240v 3.8 hours
- Fuel economy, extra urban:
- Fuel economy, urban:
- CO2 emissions:
- Officially 71 g/km* see text. Estimated 86 g/km electric (average UK electricity) g/km
- Green rating:
- VED band A - £0 a year
- 2095 Kg
- Company car tax liability ( 2015/16 ):
- £89,401 (Qualifies for £5,000 Government Grant)
- Insurance group:
- 329 bhp (petrol) 94 bhp (electric) 410 bhp (system) bhp
- Max speed:
- 167 mph
- 5.5 seconds
- Euro 6: