2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Starts at $99,975: 2013 Shanghai Auto Show
- The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid starts at $99,975, including a $975 destination charge, reflecting an $850 premium over the outgoing 2013 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. The refreshed 2014 Porsche Panamera debuts at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
- Porsche has not released U.S. fuel-economy numbers on the 416-horsepower Panamera S E-Hybrid, the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle.
- The Panamera S E-Hybrid has an electric driving range of more than 20 miles and can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation, according to the automaker.
ATLANTA — The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid starts at $99,975, including a $975 destination charge, reflecting an $850 premium over the outgoing 2013 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. The refreshed Porsche Panamera debuts later this month at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
The 416-horsepower Panamera S E-Hybrid, the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, goes on sale at the end of November.
Porsche has not released U.S. fuel-economy numbers on the Panamera S E-Hybrid. But the company said in a statement on Wednesday that fuel consumption on the S E-Hybrid "is reduced when compared to the previous Panamera S Hybrid." Final EPA numbers will be released closer to launch.
The 2013 Panamera S Hybrid returns 22 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2013 Panamera S Hybrid starts at $97,125, including a $975 destination charge, but it has been deleted from the automaker's lineup.
The new 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid is a significant vehicle for Porsche, since it heralds a commitment to plug-in hybrids. The $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder, a high-end plug-in hybrid, goes on sale in 2014. Key details about the 918 Spyder, such as model year, fuel economy and destination charge have not been released.
"We're serious about this (plug-in hybrid) space," said Nick Twork, a Porsche Cars North America spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.
Competitors with the Panamera S E-Hybrid are relatively few at this point and include the 2012 Fisker Karma. The Karma starts at $103,000, including a $1,000 destination charge.
Twork noted that a well-equipped Panamera S E-Hybrid will be priced around $120,000.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is equipped with a new 3.0-liter V6 with twin turbochargers, an electric motor and a newly developed lithium-ion battery. The Panamera S E-Hybrid gets an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The car's top track speed is 167 mph, according to Porsche.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid has an electric driving range of more than 20 miles and can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation, according to the automaker. It sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, an improvement of a half-second compared to the Panamera S Hybrid.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is one of nine Panamera models bound for the U.S. They range in price from $79,075 for the base 2014 Porsche Panamera to $162,075 for the top-of-the-line 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive. Prices include a $975 destination charge.
In the Panamera models, Porsche's twin-turbo V6 replaces the naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 in the previous-generation Panamera S and Panamera 4S. All Panamera models, except for the coming plug-in hybrid, are equipped with a seven-speed PDK automated manual transmission.
Design changes on the 2014 Panamera include a new trunk lid and a larger automatically deploying spoiler. Most 2014 Panamera models go on sale later this year; the Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive models go on sale in 2014.
Edmunds says: It's a new era for Porsche as it takes its first steps into the luxury plug-in hybrid market.