2014 Porsche Panamera review: I’m Lauren Fix, The Car Coach; when we think of a Porsche, think two-seater sports car, performance, design and brand tradition. Porsche offers a 4-door, 4-seater, that’s called the Porsche Panamera, let’s take a look.

Model — 2014 Porsche Panamera
MPG — 19 City / 28 Hwy and Up to 22 miles of e-power on the hybrid model
Price — Starts at $78,100

We test-drove the 2014 Porsche Panamera line-up of sports sedans that now offer a hybrid called the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid from Porsche; as well as two luxurious Executive versions for the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo models. The Executive versions feature an extended wheelbase and a completely new 3.0 twin-turbo V6 engine.

The new Panamera S E-Hybrid offers a powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations. The electric drive produces 95 hp. Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, with 9.4 kWh and an integrated on-board charging componentry and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source.
The Panamera S E-hybrid is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 167 mph.

The new Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models, which feature a wheelbase extended by 5.9 inches, enabling even more rear seating comfort and come with an extensive range of standard features. which combines superior performance and enhanced ride comfort.

The Panamera is available as a Panamera S with a 3.0L twin turbo V6, Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo
4.8L twin turbo V6

Competes with:
• Audi S7
• Mercedes-Benz CLS-class
• Jaguar XJ / XJL
• BMW 750i

The 2014 Porsche Panamera is all about intelligent performance, refinement, sportiness, comfort, and efficiency at a premium price. It’s about thrilling contradictions.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in that class before making your final decision and for more information, go to our website at TWC.com. I’m Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.

Special thanks to Northtown Volvo, Porsche, Land Rover of Buffalo

Courtesy of Time Warner Cable
Aired: 12/23/2013

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