2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Porsche thoroughly revised the Panamera four years after it was launched. In addition to a new bi-turbo, the new hybrid drive in particular sets strong accents.
From Thomas Flehmer
Porsche is deviating from its line. If the sports car manufacturer from Zuffenhausen had previously launched the various models of a series on the market in blobs, with the new Panamera all available material is brought to the showrooms right from the start. During the comprehensive revision - Porsche itself is heralding the second generation of the sedan four years after the Panamera was launched on the market - all engines have become more economical and at the same time more powerful. Three features stand out among the ten models.
Porsche Panamera as a long version for China
There is now a long version that has grown by 15.5 centimeters to 5.17 meters and is particularly popular in China, which accounted for 9,100 of all 29,000 units last year. The elongated Panamera can be recognized by the larger rear doors, which make the Gran Turismo as a whole appear even more elegant than the short version. In addition, the long version has a wider rear window, which is also more effective in the redesigned rear view.
In the course of the downsizing, Porsche canceledthe eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine of the S and 4S models in favor of a three-liter six-cylinder bi-turbo from the range. For the volume model 4S targeted by Porsche, 20 hp are now available, with a total of 420 hp working under the redesigned bonnet. The torque also grew by 20 to 520 Newton meters and accelerates the two-tonner to 100 within 4.8 seconds. The 4S cannot be driven from the left lane of the autobahn up to 286 km / h.
New battery for hybrid Panamera
Not only then are the consumption figures of 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers due. But even before that, the available power as well as the optimized chassis and the once more beguiling sound motivate the driver to depress the accelerator pedal further than necessary. It should come as no surprise that the consumption needle is closer to 20 than ten in the two-digit range.
To quench your thirst, Porsche has developed a new full hybrid that can also make use of the savings potential in everyday life. Compared to the previous hybrid, the VW subsidiary is now using a 9.4 kW / h lithium-ion battery instead of a 1.7 kW / h small nickel-metal hydride battery. This means that the electric drive has an output of 70 kW / 95 PS instead of just 34 kW / 47 PS as before.
The electric range of the Porsche Panamera topped
Together with the 333 hp six-cylinder compressor, a system output of over 306 kW / 416 hp is available. The fact that the sprint can be completed within 6.1 seconds is of minor importance with the model. This is about the consumption, which was determined according to the New Consumption Cycle (NEDC) on the roll with 3.1 liters and CO2 emissions of no less than 71 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
This cycle has not only been heavily criticized since last week because the measurement method is very far removed from everyday consumption. But the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid can even convince there. After a consumption drive on mountainous country roads, the motorway and a little town, the bottom line was a good, very good 4.6 liters. Almost half of the nearly 90-kilometer route could be managed purely electrically. Porsche specifies the range as 36 kilometers; through recuperation and charging while driving, it was ultimately 42 emission-free and noiseless kilometers. And once the electric range has been reached, charging can start again while driving at the push of a button.
4.6 liters of everyday consumption for the Porsche Panamera
The highlight of the matter: The Panamera was driven like in everyday life. On the autobahn, the electric motor set the tone up to 135 km / h before the combustion engine switched on. At no time was the thick ship a traffic obstruction. The value of 4.6 liters at the end of the journey is therefore all the more impressive. Above all, because the driving pleasure is not lost even with the purely electric drive and the roaring engine noises are not missing at all. On the contrary: the quiet journey is relaxing. The Panamera S E-Hybrid has really earned more customers than Porsche's target market share of ten percent within the model series.
Unfortunately, at least 110,409 euros have to be paid for the relaxation cycles. And around 40,000 euros can be purchased for additional comfort elements such as LED main headlights (3111 euros), parking assistant with reversing camera (1868 euros), heat-insulating glass (1856 euros), adaptive air suspension (3498 euros), chassis control (4700 euros), ceramic brakes (8508 euros) or special bikes for up to 4700 euros. The list of surcharges reminds you of the Richter scale, which is open to the top.
The entry level begins with the Panamera Diesel at 81,849 diesels, and the series ends with the 382 kW / 520 hp Panamera Turbo Executive with an entry-level price of 163,364 euros. Porsche remains true to its line.