The Porsche’s luxury lineup will be richer with one new model the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The car was introduced at the 2017 Paris motor show. All automakers are gradually moving towards sustainability. The hybrids are the bridge to a fully plugged-in, battery-powered, electric-motor-driven future. The upcoming model will be an expensive car with newest exclusive hybrid technology and electric-only capability.
Five years earlier, the Porsche introduced its original Panamera Hybrid, which was built on the first-generation Panamera chassis. The 2018 Panamera is the new second-generation Panamera platform, which is light years more superior than its predecessor.
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid – Mighty Look
Externally, the new 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid looks like an elongated, refined, front-engine take on Porsche’s iconic 911. Heightwise, the Panamera is still lower-slung than typical full-size prestige sedans. The Porsche’s designers have eliminated the former bulbous look by lowering the roofline at the rear.
With a regular or an extended wheelbase and style-wise it’s identical to the conventional-engined models. The “e-hybrid” inscription on the doors—make the hybrid models easy to spot.
Other exterior specifications also include 19-inch wheels, adaptive air suspension with Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM), six-piston front (390mm) and four-piston (365mm) rear brakes finished in green, an adaptive rear spoiler, a powered rear hatch, an ‘active’ safety bonnet, electric powered/folding/heated mirrors, and LED headlights, DLRs and tail-lights. Besides the standard 19-inch ‘Panamera’ wheels, there is a choice of nine other 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheel designs with an extra cost depending on size, style and finish.
This new 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will be also available in two standard solid and eight no-cost optional metallic paint colors, or a choice of five ‘special’ colors for a heavy premium.
Attractive and Futuristic Interior
The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is beautiful, inside and out. However, sitting inside the new Panamera’s cabin is a pure joy. Inside the car is a clean-looking dashboard, a wide, sloping center stack, and a sporty steering wheel based on that of the 918 Spyder. The front and rear seats have also been revised, to make them more comfortable to sit in with more generous rear leg room, head, and shoulder room. Two 7.0-inch screens on either side of the analog touch and one 12.3-inch touchscreen on the center will be available.
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid – Powerful combination of Engines
Under the hood of 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is an innovative power plant, which is a combination of the combustion engine, electric motor, and gearbox in one compact unit. Its powertrain consists of a gasoline-fed engine with an all-new 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Combined with the 134 hp electric motor, total system has the capability to power 462 horsepower. The new, 8-speed dual clutch Doppelkupplung ‘PDK’ gearbox is mated to transmission.
However, this new system allows the sedan to zip effortlessly to 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds. The new model will automatically start up in pure EV mode and can travel up to 30 miles at speeds of up to 86 mph.
The vehicle takes about 12 hours to fully charge the 14.1 kWh a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. This is hidden beneath the luggage compartment floor with a common 120-volt 10 amp connection. However, with a dedicated 240 V, 40 amp connection, and the optional 7.2 kW onboard charger, it takes just three hours. Driving modes include “E-Power,” “Hybrid Auto,” “E-Hold,” and “E-Charge.
Cost and Production of the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
It is expected that the four-door hybrid will fetch more than $100,000. Finally, it will be available at the end of 2017.
Summing it up
The new Panamera 4 E-hybrid essentially marks the beginning of a new era, in which hybrid, efficient drivetrains, luxury features, and sporty designs can be had under the same roof.