Not long ago, I spent some time in Mercedes-AMG E 63 S station wagonIn many ways, it is the best all-round car you can buy.it is Sports car, A porter and things and a luxurious machine. However, it has some weaknesses. One of the biggest weaknesses is that as a twin-turbocharged V8, it is not completely environmentally friendly. So you can’t have a single-car garage that meets all your needs, right? Incorrect. This is (deep breath) 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbocharged Electric hybrid car Come in.
Although it is not a brand new model, 2021 Turbo S E-Hybrid this year is better than everThe main reason is that it produces more power and torque, especially the addition of 12 ponies and an additional 16 pound-feet for a total power of 690 horsepower and 641 pound-feet. This accelerated the car by 0.2 seconds at 60 mph.This battery The energy density is also higher, at 17.9 kWh instead of 14.1 kWh. This increases the EPA-estimated range from 14 miles to 17 miles. However, ironically, Environmental Protection Agency merge Fuel economy When driving on gasoline alone, fuel consumption drops from 20 mpg to 19 mpg.In fact, the infotainment system has been upgraded to a higher resolution screen and wireless Apple CarPlay, and Turbo S E-Hybrid has received every available performance upgrade (adaptive suspension, active roll control, torque vectoring, rear axle steering And ceramics brake), you have the best Palamela It was built.
This is reflected in the driving experience. The raw power of the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with electric assist is very interesting, but because of its smoothness, its controllability is impressive. Electric assist masks the time required for the turbocharger to provide boost, while power is only built and built to the red line.Throttle response doesn’t feel as sharp as the benchmark BMW M5, But it’s close enough, and not as cruel as Bavaria.
This Porsche The V8 has a cute little rumble, and the adaptive exhaust is turned on to the “loud” setting, which is in quotes because it’s really not very loud. Rumble is only for you, not necessarily for the entire community. Of course, in quiet mode, it is very quiet. The engine is backed by an excellent eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which allows immediate and seamless shifts. It works well on the left side, but with the quick and satisfying aluminum paddles, you will find yourself shifting gears more frequently than you expected.
Of course, as a Plug-in hybrid, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can also run in full electric mode. Even in the hybrid Cayennes, the EV mode does sacrifice a certain degree of Porsche, but it is also a good choice to soothe the guilty green conscience. The electric motor produces only 134 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which is not a lot for a 5,280-pound car. But it does not contain gasoline at all, suppose you are not pedaling hard (which restarts the engine) and suppose your commute is fairly short and there is a place to plug in when you get there.Then you can have a sports car that rivals Hellcat without having to climate change.
Just as it is not surprising that the 690-horsepower V8 engine is exhilarating in a straight line, it is not surprising that Porsche has built a car with an incredible chassis. Overall, it is very balanced and very communicative. It feels as if it wants to oversteer almost all the time, but if you ask it, it just slides. It will not do anything you don’t want it to do. The Panamera does feel a bit heavy, but with roll relief and rear-wheel steering, it is as fast as a lighter car. The steering is very precise and accurate, although the feedback is a bit low.The strange thing is here Mercedes It has an advantage for Porsche.And think of AMG E 63 S, that car feels more lively than the button-down and calm Panamera. But this is not necessarily criticism, just observation. The ride quality is also very good-smooth, from a bit stiff to very stiff. But even in the harshest environment, it will not be punished. The brakes are very strong, but the regenerative braking and physical blending means the pedal feels a bit mushy. This is indeed the only weakness of car power.
What’s inside the Panamera? It is good, but not as good as the other parts of the car. The driving position is excellent; you can sit very low and stretch out if you want. The seat itself is strong, but very supportive. They have many adjustment functions, standard 14-way, or 18-way with optional sports seats, so you can indeed find a perfect position. The rear seats are not suitable, but adults can sit there quite comfortably. goods The space is comparable to that of a car, with 14.2 cubic feet behind the seat, but after folding the seat, the space expands to 43.8 cubic feet. The space behind the rear seats of the Sport Turismo is 14.7 cubic feet and 45.4 cubic feet when folded.
Panamera’s interior design is simple and elegant. Most surfaces are covered in pleasant leather, and the switches are stylish and clicky, although the switches on the center console are difficult to read due to the upward angle.The instrument array is clear, clear and easy to read, which is typical Porsche, An analog tachometer is located in the center. The infotainment screen also looks good and responsive, but Porsche is indeed affected by Germany’s tendency to hide functions in menus.
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid does not seem to have any major weaknesses. but it is not the truth. For all this excellence, you have to pay the price. a lot of. The base model starts at $191,150. E 63 SI mentioned? The car starts at US$108,550 and the station wagon starts at US$113,500. Yes, Porsche provides you with nearly 90 horsepower and a more efficient power system.But that is a huge Difference.In addition, if you really want to have huge power without high power Carbon Footprint, All electric Taikang Turbo S is about $5,000 less and has 750 horsepower. Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can easily become more expensive.From colourThere are countless ways to spend more money, to the wheels, to the leather outlet to the cigarette lighter, and breaking $200,000 is easy.
Nevertheless, for those who can afford Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, it is really hard to beat. It has powerful functions, amazing controls, beautiful interior, and very practical, and it is very efficient, and it does not have any battery life or charging problems. I think you did get what you paid for.