2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan

MSRP $105,000 - $109,500

Ranked #20 in Midsize Sedan

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 24, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The name Porsche instantly reminds us of those sporty 911s back in the day and the car has been almost every automobile enthusiast’s hot favorite as well. The brand also excels at almost every vehicle they make and one such example is the Panamera sedan. Since its launch, it always looked like nothing in the segment with a unique design and performance despite having some sizable exterior dimensions. Over the years, the sedan evolved beautifully and even inspired the Taycan which is one the best performance-oriented electric cars in its segment. The Panamera also got the hybrid treatment to compete with its segment rivals. Among the long list of options that the car is available with, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid ranks among the top three in the lineup.

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Pros

Excellent performance for a hybrid car

Driving dynamics of a sports car

Tech-rich and plush interior 

Excellent practicality owing to the liftback body style

Cons

The rear seats can accommodate only two passengers as standard

The infotainment system feels mildly dated as compared to the competition

What's New?

New exterior color options

Wired support for Android Auto now added


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$105000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

177 cu.in.

horsepower

455 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft.

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Double Wishbone

suspension rear

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

15.4/14.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

116.1 in.

length

198.8 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

56.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

43.8 cu ft.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

base$105,000 onwards

Executive$109,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan in Brownstone color
Brownstone

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Since the Panamera went through a refresh for the current model year, the 2022 model will see some very minor upgrades. The car retains its brilliant powertrain that consists of a 2.9-liter V6 and a DC motor and they do provide some excellent performance for a hybrid powertrain. The sedan is built on theVolkswagen Group MSB platform which it shares with some iconic cars such as the third-generation Bentley Continental GT and the Flying Spur, the Porsche Taycan, and the latest Audi e-Tron GT. The price for the upcoming model is likely to start from $105,000. In the segment, the car goes up against the Lexus 500h and the Audi A8 Hybrid.

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Features

Since the 2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will see no major changes, it will continue with its single trim option since it is the PHEV version of the base sedan. The features and packages are all similar to the base sedan only the powertrain option is upgraded to a hybrid V6 unit and added performance. The standard features include adaptive air suspension with the ability to adjust ride height, panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, a 10-speaker audio system, Wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Front and rear parking sensors, and front and rear parking sensors. Apart from these features, the car can be equipped with a wide range of optional features including Adaptive cruise control, a Surround-view camera system, quad-zone automatic climate control, Soft-close doors, night vision camera system, ventilated and massaging seats, and a premium audio system. 

Trim

4 E-Hybrid

MSRP

$105,000

Key Features

Panoramic sunroof

 

Heating function for front seats

 

In-built navigation system

 

14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and front passenger seat with memory settings

 

Front rear parking sensors

 

Wireless charging pad

 

Apple CarPlay with wireless support 

 

Lane-keeping assist

 

A 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display

 

Adaptive suspension with adjustable ride height

 

Upgraded V6 motor with electric motor and rechargeable battery pack

We Recommend

Since the car is available with a single trim only, we would recommend the quad-zone automatic climate control and the night vision camera system as a must-have for a better experience.

Release Date

The car is expected to be released by the fourth quarter of 2021.

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Engine and Performance

The 2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will get the same powertrain as the outgoing model. Hence, the hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 paired with an electric motor and a rechargeable battery pack. The 14.1kWh battery pack and the electric motor give the car an all-electric range of 19 miles which is decent considering the sheer amount of power and the performance-focused setup of the car. The hybrid powertrain jointly delivers an impressive 462 horsepower and a maximum torque of 516 lb-ft. The powertrain offers some impressive levels of refinement as you’d expect from a German-engineered vehicle and the electric motor aids the ICE engine in acceleration thereby improving fuel efficiency as well. With the addition of the hybrid system and a bigger battery pack over the previous generation’s sedan, the car has gained some weight but its driving dynamics and superior body control around the corners would give you the thrills generally found on a sports car. The various drive modes cycle through the different characteristics of the car where the top-end Sport plus mode works aggressively to keep the battery pack and the electric motor boiling to give you the desired performance whenever required. The 0-60mph sprint time is an impressive 4.4 seconds flat.

Models

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2021 Audi A8 Hybrid

2021 Lexus LS 500h

MSRP

$105,000

$95,900

$80,010

Engine

2.9L Twin Turbo V8 + 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery

3.0-liter turbocharged V6 + 14.1 kWh hybrid

3.5L Gas-Electric V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed PDK dual-clutch

8-speed Tiptronic automatic

CVT

Power

462 hp @ 5,250-6,500 rpm 

443 hp @ 5000 rpm

354 hp@6,600rpm

Torque

516 lb-ft @ 1,750-5,000 rpm

516 lb-ft

257lb-ft @ 4,900rpm

0-60 (MPH)

4.4 sec

4.9 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top-Speed

172 mph

155 mph

155 mph

The Audi A8 hybrid gets a mildly bigger 3.0-liter V6 motor and an electric motor paired with a 14.1kWh battery pack which is quite similar to the Panamera 4 E Hybrid. The hybrid powertrain of the A8 delivers a lower horsepower than the Panamera but the torque output is identical to the latter. Since the A8 is more focused on relaxed driving and comfortable ride, the sedan lacks the agility and the sporty character of the Panamera but on the other hand, has better ride quality and a more plush experience. The performance on offer is strong but relaxed and the timing of 4.9 seconds to 60mph is evidence of the fact. The Lexus LS 500h is the cheaper alternative to the Panamera with some decent specs under its hood. It gets a bigger 3.5-liter V6 motor with two electric motors aiding it. Even though the technical specs suggest the powertrain benefits from the hybrid system, in reality, the system seems slightly to be gimmicky with the V6 motor doing all the work. However, the sedan has excellent ride quality and some decent handling as well.

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Fuel Economy

Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrids are designed to offer the best fuel economy but the case is slightly different when it comes to Hybrids from Porsche. The 2022 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid offers some excellent numbers considering the sheer amount of performance it hides in the form of a hybrid sedan. The city mileage of the sedan is rated at 19mpg while the highway mileage is rated at 27mpg. The combined mileage stands at 23mpg. With the extensive use of hybrid mode, the car delivers a figure of 51mpge or gasoline equivalent mileage. The sedan also gets a sizable 21.1-gallon gas tank which allows it to offer an impressive combined driving range of 490miles.

Models

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2021 Audi A8 Hybrid

2021 Lexus LS 500h

MPG (city)

19

17

23

MPG (highway)

27

26

33

MPG (combined)

23 gasoline/ 51 MPGe electric

21

26

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

21.1 gal

21.7 gallons

22.2 gallons

Range (city/highway) (miles)

490 miles (gasoline) / 14 miles (electric)

369/564/456

511/688/577

The Audi A8 Hybrid offers some impressive fuel economy figures too, given its sheer size and hefty curb weight. In the city, the Audi A8 offers a slightly lower mpg rating of 17 as compared to the Panamera’s 19mpg. Out on the highways, the luxury sedan offers a marginally lower 26mpg as opposed to the Panamera’s 27mpg. It also gets a slightly bigger gas tank of 21.7 gallons and offers an impressive highway driving range of 564 miles. The combined range is slightly lower at 456 miles as compared to the Panamera’s 490 miles. The Lexus LS 500h surprises with its EPA ratings. It takes full advantage of its more sedate powertrain as compared to the Panamera’s powertrain and delivers an impressive city mileage of 23mpg, highway mileage of 33mpg, and a combined figure of 26mpg. The sedan also gets a bigger 22.2 gallons gasoline tank and simply obliterates the competition here when it comes to overwhelming driving range numbers.

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Interior

The cabin of the 2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will get no changes. Being in the luxury sedan segment, the car offers almost all the traits of a big sedan including an extensively luxurious interior, adequate headroom and legroom, comfortable rear seats and front seats, and a plethora of features to enhance the overall experience with the car. The sloping roofline might make you think the rear seats will be a terrible place to be in, but it’s just the opposite. With an intelligent dashboard and center stack design, the brand freed the required space at both the front and rear. The premium leather upholstery feels nice and all the panels and the switchgear feel premium from top to bottom. The dashboard design now looks better as opposed to the overly cluttered dashboard and center console design of the previous generation’s Panamera. A majority of the controls are in the form of capacitive buttons and are placed around the shifter stick while the second half of the center stack offers two big cup holders and a hidden storage space under it. The steering wheel gets the traditional design theme while the gauge cluster also gets a combination of analog and digital style gauges which are displayed digitally. The center of the dashboard houses the big infotainment screen while the air-con vents are placed in a subtle manner below it. Cargo space is generous at 14.3 cu-ft while folding the rear seats frees up a maximum of 43.8 cu-ft which, with the hatch-style liftgate, makes it a lot more practical than its rivals.

Models

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2021 Audi A8 Hybrid

2021 Lexus LS 500h

Passenger Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

NA

38.3/59.1/41.5 inches

37.3/58.8/41

Second Row(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

NA

38.5/57.6/44.4 inches

37.3/56.4/38.9

Cargo Capacity

14.3 cu-ft

12.5 cu-ft.

15.2 cu-ft.

The Audi A8 Hybrid’s interior is a class apart from the rivals it faces here. Its interior gets a screen-heavy design with minimal buttons and knobs along with some extensive luxurious appointments. Almost every surface inside the cabin is either wrapped in leather or is made of soft-touch materials. The dashboard houses two big screens to take care of the infotainment system and an interface for the controls. The design is elegant and the sedan offers adequate practicality if you use it as a daily driver as well. The Lexus LS 500h has a unique interior design with an abundance of premium touches throughout the cabin. The center stack is quite compact with a stubby gear selector placed on the left side along with the electronic parking brake button and an infotainment system touchpad behind the lever. The comfort levels are almost as good as the Audi A8’s and the sedan rides gracefully as well with a soft suspension setup. It also has a bigger trunk of 15.2 cu-ft and gets some extra points over the Panamera.

Some interior features are:

  • 8-Way power-adjustable bucket front seats
  • 40-20-40 rear seats
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adaptive sports seats with memory package(optional)
  • Ambient lighting plus(optional)

How intuitive is the infotainment system?

Porsche’s infotainment system is a brilliant one that comes in the form of Porsche Communication Management and the 2022 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will get the same within a huge 12.3-inch touchscreen display. The system is quite well laid out with rich and crisp graphics but using it fluidly takes some time and might turn out to be fussy while driving. The system offers almost all the connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay with wireless capabilities, Android Auto, built-in navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and voice control.

Some standout infotainment features of the infotainment system are:

  • Porsche Communication Management with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Online Navigation Module, telephone module, and wireless internet access
  • Porsche Car Connect
  • 10-speaker Hi-fi sound system 
  • Smartphone compartment with wireless charging capabilities
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wired Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio 
  • Voice Control

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Exterior

Since the 2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will remain unchanged design-wise, the same low-slung sedan design along with a sloping roof will be common in the upcoming model. The exterior styling bits are rather simple when compared to the segment rivals, especially at the front. The front bumper gets a sleek profile and houses the air-intake along with the air dams. The LED headlights are the only appealing styling bit at the front. The side profile remains simple and the fluorescent-colored brake calipers look quite distinguishable when placed side by side with the rivals. Also, it helps it to stand out from the non-hybrid models of the lineup as well. The rear profile looks busier than the front with several different design elements combined. The LED taillights combine with an LED strip between the pair. The sedan also has a shorter wheelbase than most of the rivals in the segment as well.

Models

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2021 Audi A8 Hybrid

2021 Lexus LS 500h

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,945 lbs

4,905 lbs

4,850 lbs

Length (in.)

198.8 in

208.7 in

206.1 in

Width (in.)

76.3 in

76.6 in

74.8 in

Height (in.)

56.0 in

58.6 in

57.5 in

Ground Clearance (in.)

NA

4.8 in

5.0 in

Wheelbase (in.)

116.1 in

123.1 in

123 in

The Audi A8 Hybrid is the longest sedan here measuring 208.7 inches. The A8 has one of the best designs here and with the new design from the brand, it now looks even more elegant. The styling perfectly combines elegance with aggressiveness with the huge front grille adorned by the sleek yet powerful LED headlamps. Audi’s Matrix LED system looks extraordinary at night and is among the best in the segment. From the rear, the sedan looks as graceful as the front and the all-LED taillights look cool at night. The Lexus LS 500h stands out from the crowd owing to its super-aggressive and mildly polarizing front grille design while the sharp styling cues don’t quite gel in with the car’s plush image and characteristics. The side profile gets some styling cues in form of two sculpted lines at the doors and the rear doors get the Hybrid badging on the lower part.

Some exterior features are:

  • Four-point LED daytime running lights
  • All-LED headlights
  • Front corner lights with LED position light 
  • Courtesy lighting on mirror
  • Three-dimensional LED taillights with integral 4-point brake lights
  • Stepless door stay hinge
  • Automatic rear hatch
  • Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
  • Black side window trim

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Safety

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has not been crash-tested by both the NHTSA and the IIHS hence, its safety ratings are not available and the same is the case with the rest of the cars from this brand owing to their steep price. Despite that, the Panamera comes equipped with some impressive safety features along with a strong build quality too. Some of the safety techs include front and rear parking sensors and lane-keeping assist along with a wide range of airbags fitted throughout the cabin.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Porsche Side Impact Protection System
  • Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Engine immobilizer with remote central locking
  • Alarm system with radar-based interior surveillance
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Night vision camera system
  • Porsche Dynamic Light System
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Competition

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid vs Audi A8 Hybrid

Owing to the Panamera’s unique body style and impressive mechanical stats, it has no direct competition yet. But, with the sedan body style, it gets the A8 Hybrid as one of its main competitors. The A8 is a better sedan than the Panamera when it comes to comfort, features, ride quality, and design. Performance-wise, the A8 falls behind slightly but with good reasons. The sedan also offers a better rear seat experience along with a modern cabin design as well. But the Panamera triumphs over the A8 when it comes to sheer performance and handling.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid vs Lexus LS 500h

Another rival from the segment is the Lexus LS 500h. This sedan is way cheaper than the Panamera yet offers some decent performance figures for the price. Design-wise, it absolutely obliterates the Panamera with a huge spindle grille at the front and an overall more aggressive appearance than the latter as well. Moreover, the LS 500h has better fuel economy owing to its lower power figures.

2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan Final Verdict

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a potent offering from the brand and despite being a hybrid vehicle, it can give some sports cars out there a run for their money. The car offers excellent performance, agile handling, and decent fuel economy figures. On the inside, the car offers some performance-oriented styling cues as well as a plush and luxurious experience as well. Apart from its steep pricing, it poses as a promising vehicle in the segment and can be a friendly daily driver too.

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