The fourth model of the Panamera was introduced at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It was the enhanced plug-in hybrid version, named 4 E-Hybrid. It was the first all-wheel-drive Panamera hybrid. It was fitted with a more powerful electric motor and a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 gasoline engine. The powerplant was fitted to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Its predecessors were fitted with rear-wheel-drive only. The Panamera 4 E-hybrid always started in electric mode and turned on its gasoline unit later.
This is one practical family car with very green credentials and incredible performance. The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was the first all-wheel-drive Panamera hybrid and in Sport Turismo body style it is more practical and dare we say it looks better too. Just like the coupé-style Porsche Panamera sports saloon, the Sport Turismo is characterized by its very dynamic proportions, which also allow it to feature three full rear seats.
This Panamera variant pairs a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 with an electric motor to serve up 552 hp and dynamism usually associated with non-hybrid coupes. The best part? The 'E-Hybrid' badging means this sedan also delivers the benefits of greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Then there's the fact that all electrified Panameras for the 2021 model year have 27% more battery capacity.
As implied by the 'Executive' designation, this Panamera is tailored to those who love spending time in the rear compartment. It is about 15 cm longer than the standard Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, with most of the extra length dedicated to giving rear passengers more room. Asides from the elongated wheelbase, there's not much to distinguish between the two Panamera 4S E-hybrid models.
First, there's the extra boot space, courtesy of the wagon body style. It gives the Sport Turismo models more practicality over the sedans. Also, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is no slouch in the power department. It combines a 443-hp V-6 with a hybrid system to crank out 552 hp. That makes it the third-most-powerful Panamera variant, behind the Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Turbo S. In full attack mode, this family hauler can punch its way to 60 mph in less than four seconds