Unveiled further on the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Revealed is the sportiest looking Panamera so far and the most potent and fastest luxury hybrid in the industry. Evolved to compete against the Tesla Model S variants, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is basically a four-door 911 powered by mix of a V-6 and an electric motor.
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Interior And Eksterior / 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid First Look
The e-hybrid emblems on the front fenders are the only difference between the new 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Revealed with the standard Panamera much like the outgoing model. It looks the same with the non-hybrid Panamera. Styling cues are taken from 911 from the sportier front fascia and lowered nose. There are prominent creases at the front door, while slight changes include the new quarter windows and C-pillar. Smooth, 911-based taillights, a bigger, more squared-off hatch, and a more muscular bumper are the most prominent changes at the rear. A new spoiler juts out and extends toward the sides for sharper, larger, and provides more downforce.
Instrument cluster and infotainment system featuring hybrid-specific displays are the unique cues for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Hybrid operation is monitored from personalized power meters on the analog tachometer between the two 7-inch screens. Similar to the Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar, the new display function provides data such as the total of regeneration systems and electrical energy used. Hybrid-specific information can be accessed through the 12.3-inch touchscreen in the center dashboard. The non-hybrid model lends most of the design cues for the rest of the cabin of the new generation, which has been completely revamped. A sporty steering wheel, a wide, slanting center stack, and a fresh-looking dashboard are some of the highlights.
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Release Date
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Revealed will arrive for the U.S. market in mid-2017. A 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine combined with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery is the highlight. Compared to the previous model, the updated unit boasts better performance and economy, and more power and torque with 462 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque over the previous combined engines with 410 hp and 435 pound-foot. The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid only takes 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph before reaching 172 mph top speed. The electric motor can reach 31 miles distance with 86 mph top speed. It comes standard with eight-speed PDK automatic.
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Price
The summer of 2017 could be the release date for the North American model. 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Revealed pricing will be announced at launch date but it is estimated to start at above $100,000.