2014 Porsche Panamera S E – Hybrid come and appears as the world’s first luxury plug-in hybrid. The new Porsche Panamera S E – Hybrid come with exterior styling, interior upgrades, more powerful six- and eight-cylinder gas engines and newly added Executive stretched-wheelbase versions.
The new 2014 Panamera S E – Hybrid version come with a full, parallel hybrid. That means its Audi-sourced 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder gas engine and electric motor act on the powertrain either individually or together — parallel — via an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox. However, with a new electric motor that nearly doubles its power output from 47 to 95 horsepower, the combined gas-electric ratings go from 380 to 416 horsepower (just 14 hp shy of the gas-V8 model) and 428 to 435 pound-feet of torque. As such, the Panamera hybrid’s zero-to-100-km/h time drops from 6.0 to 5.5 seconds — or 0.4 seconds off the pace of the Panamera S V8.
2014 Porsche Panamera S E – Hybrid become the most fuel-efficient Porsche ever because its more electrical power on board (new lithium-ion batteries offer a 9.4 kilowatt per hour storage capacity, compared to the older version’s 1.7 kw/h rating) the Panamera S E-Hybrid’s estimate drops to 3.1 L/100 km — shockingly similar to a Toyota Prius C hybrid. The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E – Hybrid come with four driver-selectable driving modes. Accessed via buttons on the Panamera’s expansive console that sits between its pair of front seats, you can choose between E-Power (pure-electric power), Hybrid (a mix of gas and electric power), E-Charge (that recharges the batteries while driving) and Sport (which allows for full-on e-boost).