Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging
Maximum charging speed costs extra, but at least the Panamera plug-in hybrid's electric range is competitive
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|94–118mpg||55–67g/km||28–33 miles||3hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)*|
*estimated, with optional 7.2kW on-board charger
Keep the battery topped up and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo will return fuel economy that may surprise you. In our test of the hatchback, the on-board trip computer topped out at 99mpg – a strange quirk of the system – but was probably returning over 100mpg. Put your foot down or deplete the battery and this figure will drop dramatically, however.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions
We can confidently say you should see around 30 miles' electric running out of the Panamera in varied use, but that’ll dip if you make much use of the 87mph maximum pure-electric speed. Official range quoted is 28-33 miles, but we managed 35 with some charge to spare.
As always with a plug-in hybrid, the critical factor is how often you can charge and whether you can cover all or most of your commute on electric power. Get that nailed, ideally with charging at home or at the office, and the Panamera will be laughably cheap to fuel.
The official 94–118mpg fuel economy isn't quite as strong as what the hatchback version manages, however. Official CO2 emissions are quoted at 55 to 67g/km – slightly higher than those of the hatchback. Still, the difference in company-car tax payments will be marginal.
The Panamera will charge up in around six hours from a standard household socket. Pay around £500 and Porsche will up the maximum charging speed to 7.2kW (the speed of most standard home wallbox chargers), dropping the full charge time around two to three hours.
However, to take advantage of those rapid charging times, you’ll need a Type 2 cable that allows you to plug into AC fast chargers, and that also costs extra. This is a Porsche, after all.
If you decide that you don’t need the faster charging speeds, then plugging the Panamera into a normal socket in your house will still give you a full charge in some six hours. Other than the unnecessary amount of optional charging kit, the Panamera’s charging times are similar to other high-end plug-in hybrids such as the Range Rover PHEV.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWhile not as practical as a Tesla Model S, the Porsche Panamera is just as spectacular to drive and even better inside
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingMaximum charging speed costs extra, but at least the Panamera plug-in hybrid's electric range is competitive
- 3Running costsElectric running can bring seriously cheap commuting, but everything else about the Panamera hybrid is expensive
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Panamera E-Hybrid is sublime to drive, with an impressive array of characters from on offer, from gentle cruiser to banzai sports car
- 5Interior & comfortThe Panamera has one of the best dashboards going, while the interior is comfortable enough to make even the most epic trip a breeze
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Panamera isn’t as roomy as rivals like the Mercedes CLS and Audi A7, but it’s still comfortable and practical enough to be a viable alternative
- 7Reliability & safetyThere’s not much data on Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid reliability, but there really should be more driver aids included as standard