Seing a Porsche on the road is amazing. Getting behind its wheel is the opportunity of a lifetime.This is precisely what Porsche Lauzon, your premier Porsche dealership in Laval, in the Greater Montreal area, proposes you to do, with our test of the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.
Your first encounter with the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will be a visual one. You will be able to see its low roofline, raked rear window and streamlined head and tail lights, which gives it a broad and more aggressive-looking stance. Our Panamera featured a Night Blue Metallic exterior color, which enhanced each bodywork line, and Acid Green accents throughout the car. However, as it is a four-door sedan, it will offer maximum versatility. Hence, with its 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Porsche reconciled sporty lines and everyday practicality, which are usually exact opposites in the luxury sedan category in Laval and in Montreal.
A very luxurious cabin with sports car ergonomics.
Even though it is a hybrid vehicle, the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is first and foremost a high-performance sedan. Hence, the whole cabin has been designed for maximum driving pleasure. As a result, it offers perfect ergonomics to its driver, and each time you drive, you feel like you are becoming one with the car with all the controls within easy reach. Moreover, you will be amazed by the cabin’s blend of tradition and innovation. Indeed, its dashboard is a successful mix between analog and digital measuring instruments, with one high-definition screen on each side of the conventional central rev-counter. As for the minimalistic centre console, it features a 12-inch touch screen, which fits perfectly in the interior’s overall design, and allows you to control the vehicle’s different features. Lastly, the black/chalk leather interior of our Panamera was the cherry on top. Indeed, it was the final touch that made our 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid perfectly suited for long-distance journeys from Laval or Montreal.
When starting the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, you will ask yourself: “Wait! Where is the engine ?”. Indeed, as it starts in EV Mode (called E-Power Mode), you will not hear a thing. As for its maximum range, this mode allows you to drive on distances ranging from 30 to 40 kilometers, (depending on your driving style and traffic conditions) and at speeds up to 140 km/h. Three other driving modes are available (hybrid, Sport and Sport Plus). The first one uses each of the 462 hp of the powertrain, which consists of a 330-hp V6 engine and a 136-hp electric motor, and offers a perfect balance between performance and fuel-efficiency. The other two are mainly dedicated to maximum performance, with a firmer setting for the standard adaptive suspension, and sharper throttle response. When the sportiest mode is engaged, this Panamera can run from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds, despite being heavier than its gas-only counterpart.
Has the Panamera lost its performance and sporty character with its 4 E-Hybrid version? The answer is clear and simple: no. With this Panamera variant, Porsche has proved that an electric motor could help an internal combustion engine to offer much better performance to hybrid vehicles without harming the environment. Hence, ecology and sports cars are no longer enemies, and can interact in a positive way for us drivers.
So come visit us to discover more about the gorgeous and all-new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid which is now available for sale at Porsche Lauzon in Laval, in the Greater Montreal area!
Date Posted: April 5, 2018