The long-wheelbase Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive launched this week at the LA Auto Show 2016. Following the debut of the short wheelbase version at Paris earlier on in the year, the Panamera’s ‘greenest’ version bolstered a very strong display put on by the German brand. We took a closer look at what makes the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive so special.
As its a hybrid, the Panamera features both electric and petrol power. The all-wheel drive hybrid system promises a pure electric range of 50 kilometers and a combined fuel consumption figure of 2.5L / 100 km. On its own, the electric drivetrain can reach speeds of up to speeds of 140 km/h thanks to its 136 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Coupled with the 2.9-liter biturbo V6 powerplant, output is a lofty 462 hp. It is capable of sprinting to a 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and an impressive top speed of 278 km/h.
In a strange twist for the Porsche brand, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is actually a car you would look to be driven in rather than drive. It gets an additional 5.9 inches of legroom, a panoramic sunroof, heated seats with electrical adjustment in the front or rear, adaptive air suspension, electronically controlled damper system and sunblinds in the rear side and rear windows.
Rear passengers also get a large central arm rest together with individual 10.1-inch rear screens and a central controller for climate and media functions. The screens can be removed and used as tablets outside of the vehicle. Both rear passengers get airline style rear tables. The Panamera Executive trim will become available on Panamera 4, S, 4S, E-Hybrid and Turbo models early next year.