Porsche is further expanding its range of powertrains for the Panamera sports saloon, launching the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 4S E-Hybrid variants as part of its E-Performance strategy. Through these new models, Porsche confirmed that the Panamera will now be available in a total of four performance variants using this advanced powertrain technology. Deliveries in Europe will start in the second quarter of 2024.

The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid pairs a new e-hybrid system with a reworked 2.9-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine rated at 229 hp (224 kW), for a total system output of 463 hp (346 kW) with 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, a top speed of 173 mph (280 km/h), and a maximum electric driving range of 59 miles (96 kilometers). The 4S E-Hybrid version offers a stronger focus on driving dynamics and sustained power delivery in the upper rev range. Its 2.9-litre biturbo six-cylinder engine delivers 348 hp (260 kW), with a full system output of 536 hp (400 kW), and a maximum torque of 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). Accelerating from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h), this variant also offers a maximum electric range of 57 miles (92 kilometers).

Compared to the previous generation, the Panamera E-Hybrid models offer enhancements in range, charging, throttle response and performance. The new 25.9 kWh high voltage battery similarly provides around 45 per cent more capacity compared to the prior generation, while the new 11 kW On-Board-AC-charger reduces the estimated charging time to two hours and 39 minutes. The Panamera E-Hybrid’s 187 hp (140 kW) electric motor, which offers 331 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, similarly offers an increase in power compared to its predecessor, while offering a recuperation of up to 88 kW to support electric range.

The four optimized E-Hybrid-specific driving modes, as well as the improved Sport and Sport Plus modes, help optimize the efficiency of the E-Hybrid models. Here, the vehicles always start in the purely electric E-Power mode – switching to Hybrid Auto mode once the state of charge of the battery is under a certain minimum value. With active route guidance in Hybrid Auto, the operating strategy is further optimized by knowing the route ahead – maximizing the distance driven electrically.

In E-Hold mode, the current state of charge of the battery is preserved. In E-Charge mode, on the other hand, the combustion engine charges the battery to up to 80 per cent when driving out of town and above 34 mph (55 km/h), while utilizing the efficiency benefits of the hybrid drive system in city traffic. In the model’s Sport and Sport Plus modes, Porsche reduces the target state of charge of the battery to 20 and 30 per cent, respectively, to drive efficiency with no impact on performance.

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid are now available to order as sports saloons. The Panamera’s extended standard equipment includes ParkAssist and a cooled smartphone tray for wireless charging up to 15 watts. Optional features for the PHEV include rear-axle steering, Remote ParkAssist, Porsche InnoDrive including Active Lane Keeping, Passenger Display and an air quality system.