Porsche has organized a series of test drives with the 2014 Panamera S-E Hybrid to analyze the car's fuel consumption in real world conditions.
42 test drives were conducted by journalists who covered a distance of more than 1,200 km (745 miles). The average fuel consumption was of 4.4 liters / 100 km (53.45 mpg US or 64.20 mpg UK). The lowest fuel consumption was registered at only 2.8 liters / 100 km (84 mpg US or 100 mpg UK).
These tests were done with four stock Panamera S-E Hybrids each carrying three or four people. The 28.7 km (17.8 miles) test circuit consisted of 6.5 km (4 miles) of Hockenheim city driving, 9.2 km (5.7 miles) of country roads and 13 km (8 miles) of Autobahn driving. Climate control was turned on during testing, while on the Autobahn cars hit up to 230 km/h (143 miles).
As a reminder, the 2014 Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid is rated at 3.1 liters / 100 km (75.8 mpg US or 91.1 mpg UK) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). During journalist testing, the car achieved the NEDC-approved 36 km (22.3 miles) electric range.
Porsche Plug-In Hybrid Technology Workshop in Hockenheim
Panamera S E-Hybrid consumes 4.4 l/100 km during test drives
Stuttgart. On the occasion of an international press event – in which over 42 test drives were conducted with journalists in the Panamera S E-Hybrid covering a total distance of over 1,200 kilometres – the model consumed just 4.4 l/100 km averaged over all drives. The top value recorded on the circuit course for the world’s first plug-in hybrid in the luxury class was a low 2.8 l/100 km. These results illustrate that in real everyday operation, it is entirely possible to attain fuel consumption values of the same magnitude as the value determined in NEDC testing, which is 3.1 l/100 km. And it even accomplished this in four unmodified Panamera S E-Hybrid production cars, each carrying three to four persons, with the climate control system activated and accelerating up to 230 km/h on the motorway section of the route. The test circuit, which had a total length of 28.7 km, followed a course through and around the city of Hockenheim and comprised 6.5 km city driving, 9.2 km of country roads and 13 km of German Autobahn – some without speed limits. A prerequisite for attaining such values is systematically exploiting opportunities for charging the 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery on the electrical grid.
The car’s range of 36 kilometres in all-electric driving was also confirmed in practice with a fuel consumption value of 0.0 l/100 km and zero local emissions, which was not only attainable in NEDC testing on a dynamometer, but also on the street. And it even attains this value at an average speed of 54 km/h, while the average speed in NEDC testing is just 33 km/h.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid offers a combined system power of 416 hp (306 kW), accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 270 km/h. The new Panamera S E-Hybrid will be at dealers starting July 27, 2013.
* Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Fuel consumption (combined) 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 71 g/km; electrical consumption (combined) 162 Wh/km; CO2 efficiency class (Germany): A+