2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid review – verdict, price, specs and release date

The 671bhp Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid proves that electrified cars don't...

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Alan Taylor-Jones
1 May 2017 15:14 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Although the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is easily the fastest model in the range, it’s not the one we’d recommend to keen drivers. If you’re expecting us to suggest the regular Turbo, then you’re wrong; it’s actually the V6-powered 4S that has the best blend of performance and handling.

So what about running costs? Sure, the Turbo S E-Hybrid looks tempting, but the regular E-Hybrid is far cheaper to buy, emits even less CO2 and will be more economical to boot.

Where does that leave this car, then? Well, there’s no sensible reason to buy one, but it does combine face-melting performance with liveable running costs astonishingly well while remaining a comfortable cruiser.

Then there’s the small matter of company car tax; a regular Turbo is in the 37% bracket for benefit-in-kind tax, while the Turbo S E-Hybrid is in the 16% bracket. That's a big saving for even the richest of businesspeople. As a money-no-object, do-it-all kind of car, this one is hard to beat.


What Car? says…

Rated 4 out of 5


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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Price £137,140 Engine V8, 3996cc, petrol, turbo and electric motor Power 671bhp (total system output) Torque 627lb ft (total system output) Gearbox 8-spd dual-clutch automatic 0-62mph 3.4sec Top speed 192mph Official economy 97.4mpg CO2, tax band 66g/km, 16%

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