2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid

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2019 MODEL
$186,200 - $196,600

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Detailed Review

The Porsche has been the segment king since the inception of the Panamera and with its 2019 iteration, the Stuttgart special seems only to bolster its pole position. Giving a tough run to the Tesla, BMW, and Lexus the hybrid vehicle show Porsche’s commitment to the fully electric future.

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Pros

Good Interior Design as compared to the Rivals

The Gasoline Engine and the Electric Motor work superbly in Tandem

Stupendous acceleration, outdoing its other Gas Powered Panamera siblings

Typical Porsche like Handling characteristics and cornering abilities

Good Gas Mileage when combined with Electric Motor

Cons

Looks won’t still appeal to everybody and won’t win all Hearts

A bit pricey as compared to Rivals and Customizations will see prices Skyrocketing

Infotainment system informative but still not best in class and is different and takes time getting used to as compared to the rivals.

What's New?

Updated and Improved Exteriors and Looks

Air Suspension comes as Standard



Styles

 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid in Carmine Red color  2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid in Carrara White Metallic color  2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid in Mineral Gray Metallic color  2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid in Sakhir Orange Metallic color  2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid in Alloy Silver Metallic color
Carmine Red

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid

Turbo S E-Hybrid

power
542-hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
TBD

$186,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) Starting at $186,200 MSRP TBD 542-hp @ 5700 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded
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TBD all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

power
542-hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
TBD

$190,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) Starting at $190,200 MSRP TBD 542-hp @ 5700 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded
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TBD all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive

Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive

power
542-hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
TBD

$196,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) Starting at $196,600 MSRP TBD 542-hp @ 5700 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded
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TBD all wheel drive TBD

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial June 21, 2019

The 2019 Porsche Panamera punches way above its weight and provides formidable competition to the likes of Tesla and BMW and the Lexus. The long wheelbase model aptly named the executive trims offers more cabin space, especially in the rear so that you don’t feel the sporty side of the sedan when your chauffeur is driving you around.

Powering the Panamera is a 2.9L Twin Turbo V-6(330HP) combined with an Electric Motor(132HP) and coupled to an 8 Speed PDK(Porsche Doppelkuplung or Porsche Dual Clutch Gearbox) gearbox delivering 462hp and 516 lb-ft of Torque.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Features

For the 2019 model year, Porsche is offering the Panamera e-hybrid in a total of 6 versions which varies from the base MSRP of $99,600 to $194,800.

The variants on offer include the Panamera Turbo-Hybrid Sport Turismo, Turbo-Hybrid Executive, Turbo S E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, and the original Turbo-Hybrid. We are looking at the Turbo-Hybrid this time and comparisons will be made accordingly as this is the base variant in the Hybrid Panamera Family. These all have different features as per their model and they will be summarized here.

Trim

Turbo-Hybrid

E-Hybrid Executive

Turbo-Hybrid sport Turismo

Turbo S E-Hybrid

Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive

Turbo S Turbo-Hybrid sport Turismo

MSRP

$99,600

$104,100

$104,000

$184,400

$194,800

$188,400

Key

Features

  • 19" Panamera Wheels
  • Adaptive Air Suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Mgmt.
  • Porsche Communication Management
  • Porsche Connect Plus including navigation
  • Porsche Traction Management All Wheel Drive
  • Same as the E-Hybrid but with an extended wheelbase of an additional of 5.9" at 122" as compared to the 116.1" of the E-Hybrid
  • In addition to the features in the E-hybrid, you get Park Assist with Reverse Camera
  • 4+1 Seating concept with Seat Heating
  • Panoramic Roof System
  • Luggage Space of 15 Cu.ft with Seats Up and 45 Cu. ft. with Seats down
  • In addition to the features in the Turbo-hybrid, you also get a Bump in engine power of 680HP and a 4.0L V8 engine
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus
  • 21" 911 Turbo Design Wheels Sport Chrono Pkg with Launch Ctrl
  • In addition to the features in the Turbo S E-Hybrid, you also get Silver Colored elements on the slats of the front air intakes and side skirts.
  • Ambient Lighting with Rear Compartment Interior lighting scheme
  • Rear Axle Steering, Soft Close Doors and Power Seats(Rear)
  • Same features as the Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive

Feature List

  • 8 Speed PDK with Active All-wheel Drive
  • Adaptive Air Suspension
  • Acid Green Colored Brake Calipers, Instrument needles
  • E-Hybrid logo on front doors and Tailgate
  • Sport Chrono package
  • Porsche universal charger
  • Porsche Connect that helps monitor a lot of parameters on the car
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Powerful 132 HP electric motor

We Recommend

The E Hybrid is the one to go for. You don’t have to pay almost double for the “Turbo” model and you get mostly all the features that a Panamera could offer. At $104,100 its a good hybrid sedan you can go for.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Engine

The Hybrid Powertrain of the Porsche Panamera Turbo-Hybrid is made up of a Front Engine 2.9L V-6 Motor generating 330HP between 5250rpm and 6,000rpm with 331 lb-ft of Torque between 1750 and 5000 rpm and an Electric Motor generating 136Hp at 2800 rpm and 295lb ft of torque at 2300rpm which combined gives a Total Power Output of 462 HP at 6000rpm and 516lb ft of torque between 1100 to 4500 rpm. Transmission Duties are handled by a Superb 8 Speed PDK (Porsche Dual Clutch) Automatic gearbox with Metal built Paddle Shifters which gives a Tactile feel while upshifting and downshifting the gears as and when you want it.

As far as the competition is concerned, the Tesla Model S 100D and the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance are its closest rivals in terms of Price and Performance. The Porsche hear has the most Power on tap available for the user.

Models

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

MSRP

$99,600

$94,000

$90,700

Engine

2.9L Twin-Turbocharged V6 -inc: electric motor

3-Phase/4-Pole Electric

AC Synchronous Electric Motor with integrated power electronics

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Single Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

462 hp

417 hp

322 hp

Torque

516 lb-ft

387 lb-ft

369 lb-ft

Acceleration

The acceleration of the Panamera nearly matches the Best in Class performance of the Tesla Model S100D due to its 4787 lbs curb weight and super powerful 462 hp motors. It reaches the 60Mph mark in just 4.4 seconds. To get an understanding of its quickness here is its comparison with its 2 major competitors.

Models

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

0-60 MPH

4.4 sec

4.2 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter mile

11.6 sec

10.7 sec

13.7 sec

Engine

2.9L Hybrid

Electric Motor

2.0L Hybrid

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

2.5

N/A

N/A

Braking and handling

Being a Porsche, the expectations from the Panamera to do well in Braking is, well let's just say not a Big ask but the Panamera doesn't disappoint us here. This is due to the Six Piston Monobloc Aluminium Fixed Callipers on the Front and Four Piston Monobloc Aluminium Fixed Callipers on the Rear which offers superb braking performance even under strong braking and is confidence inspiring to tackle the corners when the enthusiast inside you asks for it.

You have 5 Driving modes namely Hybrid, Sport, Sport Plus, E Power, Individual, and 3 suspension setups namely Sport, Normal and Sport Plus which lowers ride height and stiffens suspension as per the mode selected allowing for enhanced dynamics and maximized driving performance. The driving modes can be changed using a small rotary knob on the steering wheel for changing the driving mode immediately when the road conditions change.

Also, the car gets Brake Energy Recovery System which captures the energy dissipated during braking and directs it into the powertrain for added boost.

Model

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

Brake Front (in.)

15.3

14.0

14.7

Brake Rear (in.)

14.3

14.4

14.5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4787

4736

4740

60-0 MPH (ft.)

104

N/A

123

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Fuel Economy

The Panamera offers decent fuel economy and is at par with the rest of the competitors. But getting the most out of the Engines depends on how hard we are on the gas pedal. You also get a Full Electric range of 20 miles at a max speed of 87 mph which is good for doing daily errands or dropping your kid to school.

Model

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

MPG (city)

N/A

101

N/A

MPG (highway)

N/A

102

N/A

MPG (combined)

22

102

27

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Interior

The Interiors are one of the best places to be in of the Porsche and has been well laid out and made of premium materials which make the car look classy and premium. Although there is a huge Piano Black treatment in the Interior Console which makes it a big Fingerprint magnet requiring regular maintenance.

Ergonomics and Comfort

The Porsche Panamera has great Ergonomics, to say the least. The Buttons are easy to operate and reach out to. There are separate control screens for the Front Passengers and the Rear Passengers to adjust the cooling, change the music or do a whole lot of other things. The ease of access in the Panamera is like a Sedan and you won't face any difficulties while entering into the rear seats of the Panamera.

Porsche has also taken care of the Seat comfort and you get well-bolstered seats both on the Front and the Rear which resemble Bucket like seats but with enhanced comfort. Also, the seats are heated which gives a good feel in cold days. There is ample amount of space in the Front and the Rear to relax as well.

Model

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

Passenger capacity

4

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/51.9/41.9

38.8/57.7/42.7

39.9/59.2/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/51.7/39.2

35.3/55.0/35.4

38.9/57.7/44.4

Cargo Space

The Panamera e-Hybrid offers decent luggage space in the Rear and is enough to keep luggage for a weekend drive or a long road trip.

Model

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.3

31.6

14.8

Infotainment

The Porsche has a good infotainment system with a 12" Central Scheme that controls all the setting in the car. It doesn't have Android Auto but does support Apple Car Play. The sound quality is superb and offers a rich sound experience. The infotainment system may not be the easiest to learn but once you get the hang of it, it will be a breeze to live with.

The Drivers information console is a full Digital unit which includes the Speedometer, Odometer, and Tachometer and also has a Heads Up display which gives the driver a plethora of information including range, distance to empty and much more. The colors of these screens change as per the drive mode. You also get gesture controls to make controlling the car easier as well.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Exterior

The Exteriors of the 2019 Panamera have taken a huge step forward from the previous iterations and the car looks much more muscular and Porsche like in its design owing to a whole list of features in it.

Dimensions and Weight

The Porsche is the Heaviest among its competitors but that doesn't make it a slouch in any parameter. It also packs in decent space inside and in the cargo bay which allows for a spacious ride for passengers in the rear seat and the front.

Model

Porsche Panamera 4 (E-Hybrid)

Tesla Model S (100D)

BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance

Curb weight (lbs.)

4784

4736

4740

Length(in)

198.8

196.0

206.6

Width(in)

76.3

77.3

74.9

Height(in)

56.0

56.5

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

5.3

4.6

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

116.1

116.5

126.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.8/65.0

65.4/66.9

63.4//64.6

Exterior Features

Although the Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid is a version of the Panamera the Turbo S e-hybrid has some subtle differences over its gas-powered siblings. The most distinct differences include the Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes and the Sport Chrono now is standard with 21-inch wheels. There is now a second air conditioning system that keeps the car cool while it's parked.

Other notable features include

  • 19" Panamera wheels
  • All new sporty looking LED headlamps and Taillamps
  • Sporty Spoiler that looks a bit like the ones taken from Transformers Movie
  • Charging Socket near the end of the Rear Door near the fenders
  • A Continuous LED light strip between the 2 Tails Lamps
  • Sunroof for both Front and Rear Passenger.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Safety

The Panamera is well loaded with a whole plethora of Safety and Driver aids. Apart from the usual Airbags and Antilock Brakes you also get an Aluminium Block Brake Calipers, 360 Degree camera in the Front and Rear, Lane Change Assist with Turn Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Porsche Dynamic Lighting System including full LED headlamps and a whole lot of features that can be added as options as well which include Carbon Composite Brakes, Matrix LED Headlamps, NightView Systems etc.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Competition

Porsche Panamera vs Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S100D is a Great car and there is no denying the fact. It has all the bells and whistles and outdoes the Porsche in some areas as well. But driving purists will take the Porsche just for its sheer Drive Handling dynamics and the sound of the V-6 which can't be compensated by a Pure Electric Car

Porsche Panamera vs BMW 740e

The BMW is the closest to the Porsche here in terms of the feel and ethos but when you look at the Spec sheet, the Bimmer is a tad underpowered and doesn't match the performance of the Porsche. Also, Porsche's have the reputation of being the best handlers in the world and this Panamera e-Hybrid lives up to this Hype.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Final Verdict

The Porsche Panamera spares no expense on both the luxury and Sport front. With the more than adequate interiors and a juiced out V6 that churns out more than enough power to satisfy even the most demanding sports ,purists the Panamera has found the perfect middle ground.