Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid running costs
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|50||3yrs / unlimited miles||2yrs / 20,000 miles||From £3,263 / £6,526|
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid offers all the fuel and tax savings normally associated with a plug-in hybrid, but it's also still a large, expensive luxury tourer that puts performance and prestige much higher up the priority list than affordability. Insurance, tyres and servicing are going to be just as expensive as you would expect.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid insurance group
The Porsche Panamera falls into the very highest insurance group there is. Even for the V6 model, you can expect to pay some £1,500 a year, going by the quote we got for a 35-year-old male driver parking the car on a driveway overnight, with full no-claims and no penalty points. The V8 Turbo S is, of course, going to cost even more.
The Porsche gets a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and also three years of Porsche’s comprehensive European roadside assistance policy.
If repairs can’t be made at the roadside, the cover includes a replacement car for four days in the UK and return of your vehicle to your home address, or onward travel and accommodation in Europe.
The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid has variable servicing intervals and will display a warning on the driver’s readout when it needs attention, but generally it requires a major service every 20,000 miles, or two years.
The V6 Panamera E-Hybrid manages CO2 emissions of 64g/km, which will see you into the London Congestion Charge zone for free – a big incentive for commuters to the capital. However, the CO2 figure for the V8 Turbo S is 76g/km, so it just misses out on that benefit; a single gram per kilometre less and it would make the cut.
As they're hybrids, the V6 and V8 Panamera E-Hybrids are subject to road tax of just £140 a year, but because every version costs more than £40,000 to buy new, they also incur the ‘premium’ tax of £325 annually from years two to six of ownership. Still, if you can afford a Porsche Panamera, that's unlikely to matter.