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The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid combines sensational sports car and sensible saloon

This is the first plug-in hybrid car from the German carmaker.

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What’s this then?

The 2016 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a rear-wheel-drive, four-seat, full-sized, hybrid luxury saloon and it can be yours for €75,950.

What’s so special about it?

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is a cross between a large luxury saloon and a high-performance sports car making it sporty as well as practical. It’s all the car you could possibly need, really, and it’s a hybrid so it comes with some green credentials too.

Any standout design features?

The powertrain can be operated in four driving modes controlled by buttons on the centre console: E-Power, Hybrid, E-Charge and Sport.

In Hybrid mode, it can be powered by the electric motor alone, by the internal combustion engine alone, or by a combination of the two. In E-Power mode the car can operate like an electric vehicle on battery alone – up to around 30km with a full charge at speeds up to 130km/h.

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And what powers this Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid?

Underneath that lovely long bonnet is a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine plus an electric motor. The combined power output of the two is 416hp.

Does the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid have any luxurious touches?

This particular model comes with 20-inch Panamera sport wheels finished in high gloss black with funky acid green brake callipers. There’s also some quad exhausts around the back and the rear windows get privacy glass.

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The interior features red leather sports seats which are heated and electronically adjustable. Matching this is the gloss black interior trim with brushed aluminium accents.

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But who would drive this car?

Someone who longs for a sports car but still has to ferry the family about. This car is also good for those who want to keep running costs low thanks to its fairly economical fuel consumption.

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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