Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid hatchback
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid hatchback
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid hatchback

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid hatchback

Pros: High performance; sophisticated suspension

Cons: Prices start in the stratosphere and go up; big car seats only four

CG Says: The 2021 Porsche Panamera has revised styling and more horsepower for some models. The topline Turbo S E-Hybrid now has 689 horsepower—an increase of 12 hp. A new 4S E-Hybrid has 552 hp. The conventional gas-engine of the GTS gains 20 hp for 473 and the Turbo becomes Turbo S with horsepower increasing from 550 to 620. Panamera is a premium large 4-door hatchback or 4-door wagon (Sport Turismo) with seating for four that was redesigned for 2017. In addition to the standard-length Panamera 4-door hatchback, there is an extended-wheelbase Executive version with more rear-passenger room. The base engine is a 325-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6; the three step-up non-hybrid engine options are a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 that makes 443 hp in the 4S, a 473-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine in the GTS, and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that puts out 620 hp in the Turbo S. There are three plug-in Hybrids. The base plug-in E-Hybrid has a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 paired with an electric motor for a combined 455 hp. The 4S E-hybrid has a 552-hp version of that powertrain. The high-performance Turbo S E-Hybrid combines a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with an electric motor for a combined 689 hp and is said to be capable of 196 mph and accelerating 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds. The plug-in hybrids can travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone. All engines are mated to an 8-speed automated-manual transmission. The base V6 is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; the other engines come standard with AWD. Rear-wheel steering for sharper turn-in and high-speed stability is available. Available features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, night vision, lane-keep assist, LED headlights, heated/ventilated/massaging front and rear seats, and adaptive suspension. Although prices are steep, the Porsche Panamera has a high level of performance and precise suspension control.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback, 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Base hatchback: $88,550
AWD 4 hatchback: $93,150
AWD 4 Sport Turismo wagon: $99,350
AWD 4 Executive hatchback: $99,850
AWD 4S hatchback: $106,350
AWD 4S Sport Turismo wagon: $112,550
AWD 4S Executive hatchback: $117,650
AWD GTS hatchback: $130,650
AWD GTS Sport Turismo wagon: $136,850
AWD Turbo S hatchback: $154,350
AWD Turbo S Sport Turismo wagon: $183,050
AWD Turbo S Executive hatchback: $189,450
AWD 4 E-Hybrid hatchback: $105,150
AWD 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon: $109,150
AWD 4 E-Hybrid Executive hatchback: $109,650
AWD 4S E-Hybrid hatchback: $114,650
AWD 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon: $118,650
AWD 4S E-Hybrid Executive hatchback: $125,950
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid hatchback: $189,050
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon: $193,050
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive: $199,450

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (Base, 4)
Horsepower
325
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 (4S)
Horsepower
443
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-24

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (GTS, Turbo S)
Horsepower
473 (620 in Turbo S)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6/electric (E-Hybrid, 4S E-Hybrid)
Horsepower
455 (552 in 4S E-Hybrid)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
NA
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
NA

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8/electric (Turbo S E-Hybrid)
Horsepower
689
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
NA
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
NA

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon
2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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