2019 Porsche Panamera Evaluate, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Photographs
We have gotten seat time in about half of all Panamera fashions, and we will say this: Acceleration and grip are each phenomenal. We charge efficiency at 9, recognizing its wonderful powertrains and its trip and dealing with.
The non-electric Panamera vary
The rear-wheel-drive base Panamera makes use of a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 making 330 hp and 331 pound-feet of torque. It could possibly speed up from Zero to 60 mph in 5.Four seconds, or 5.2 seconds with the optionally available Sport Chrono package deal; its prime pace is 164 mph. With all-wheel-drive it is referred to as the Panamera 4, and 0-60 mph instances enhance to five.Zero seconds in some fashions.
Sport Chrono provides 20 seconds of additional turbo increase, utilizing a button on the steering wheel-mounted selector. We want the button had been vibrant crimson. We used it loads.
The Panamera 4S makes use of a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 making 440 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. It could possibly speed up from Zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, or 4.Zero seconds with Sport Chrono, with a prime pace as excessive as 179 mph. We loved the low torque peak of this engine. It comes on full blast at 1,750 rpm and stays there till 5,500 rpm, an incredible breadth, all of the whereas with the gorgeous sound of the whistling turbos in your ears.
New for 2019, the Panamera GTS initiates the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-Eight within the lineup. Rated at 453 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, it’s stronger than Porsche’s final equally configured engine, and 113 hp per passenger, in four-seat mode. With all-wheel drive, it could actually ship as much as 70 p.c of that energy to the entrance wheels on its technique to 60 mph in simply 3.9 seconds, or to a prime finish of 181 mph. It’s a bit heavier than the V-6 and extra high-strung, too, however not unhappily so.
Though each Panamera is turbocharged, there’s one mannequin referred to as the Panamera Turbo. Right here the V-8’s tuned to drill out 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. The facility is progressive, not brutish, and it comes with a V-Eight roar, muffled to be civilized—till it isn’t. Uncivilized thrust pushes it from Zero to 60 mph in 3.Four seconds and on to 190 mph.
An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission comes with each Panamera. The paddle shifters, appropriately mounted behind the highest two spokes of the steering wheel, set off race car-quick shifts. Generally—not often—there is a hitch from this gearbox at low speeds, however that’s frequent to dual-clutch designs.
The lively suspension system with three modes delivers completely different rides. When it is agency it is nonetheless nice, whereas different instances it could actually really feel prefer it’s cradling the occupants. It takes all sizes of bumps in stride, even with optionally available 21-inch alloy wheels. Its weight helps smother bumps; the Panamera can weigh as a lot as a Cayenne.
Because the automobile’s weight impacts the trip, its size impacts its dealing with. The Panamera is an extended 199 inches, and the Government mannequin provides 6 inches, all of it within the wheelbase. The optionally available rear-wheel-steering system is unquestionably a consider its maneuverability, each at excessive and gradual speeds. It is faster at excessive speeds, and tighter at gradual speeds. It helps the automobile really feel extra poised and assured on curvy roads. It could possibly’t make corners much less tight, although.
Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid
Porsche sells two Panamera E-Hybrids, and so they’re fairly completely different. The Four E-Hybrid makes use of the V-6 from the 4S, whereas the Turbo S E-Hybrid makes use of the V-8. Each mix with lithium-ion battery packs and electrical motors. The Four E-Hybrid produces a mixed 462 hp with 516 lb-ft of torque, and may speed up from Zero to 60 mph in 4.Four seconds, with the usual Sport Chrono package deal. That is unimaginable efficiency for a plug-in hybrid that may run for 30 miles on electrical energy alone, and attain an electrical pace of 186 mph, though it will not go practically 30 miles at that pace. It has Porsche’s Sport and Sport+ modes, plus a Hybrid Auto mode and an E-Energy mode. An E-Maintain mode conserves battery energy, whereas E-Cost mode makes use of the engine to cost the battery.
It takes 12.5 hours to totally cost a depleted battery pack, utilizing a regular 110-volt outlet. That is actually too lengthy for in a single day, so you may should spend more cash for the 240-volt charger with its 7.2-kilowatt capability. That possibility cuts the time to 2.Four hours.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid has nearly reverse ambitions. Mechanically and performance-wise, it is extra just like the 918 Spyder supercar. It makes a mixed 680 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque from the 4.0-liter V-Eight and batteries and its electrical motor. However the unforgettable factor is, all that torque is obtainable nearly instantly, from a standstill. The thrust is mind-boggling, and simply rivals the Tesla Mannequin S. It could possibly putt alongside on electric-only energy, for a restricted time.
Each hybrids have the identical good trip and dealing with as the opposite Panameras. The steering is crisp and communicative, whereas the steering-wheel really feel is exclusive amongst full-size luxurious vehicles. One way or the other that 4,800 kilos of curb weight vanishes throughout turn-in to corners, and comes again when it is helpful to plant the automobile over bumps. Brake-pedal really feel isn’t one of the best amongst Porsches, however follow the usual setup until you’ll monitor the automobile–the optionally available carbon-ceramic brakes do not make issues any smoother.
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