2019 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo / by Nicholas Kauffmann

The Panamera history:

This year the Panamera celebrates 10 years as a luxury sports sedan! The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo had its world premiere in 2017! It was the first wagon ever made by Porsche.

Porsche has in our opnion made the Panamera to reach passionate Porsche owners not wanting to leave behind their Porsche in the garage and still travel with comfort, space and lots of power to go full sports car mode!

Since 2009 Porsche has sold over 235,000 Porsche Panameras!

The test car:

The model we where given to test, was the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. This car has a V6 twin-turbo engine combined with an electric engine that gives you 462 HP and All wheel drive.

It does 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds with the sport chrono package. Top speed is 275 km/h.

Team Mzzacars including son and dad picked the car up from the local Porsche Center in Stavanger, Norway in the afternoon on a Saturday in June.

Day One:

Never having driven the Panamera, we where excited to see what this “wagon” would do for us during our test. We have so far this year tested the 2018 Porsche 911(991) Carrera T and the brand new 2020 911 Carrera 4S.

With the fresh memory of the pure legendary 911 we head for the family version of the Porsche sports car!

Just starting the engine and listening to the great sound of the V6 twin-turbo we understood there is nothing ordinary about this “wagon”. This is a Porsche with 5 doors and 5 seats! It sounds like a Porsche, it looks like a Porsche. So now we wanted to see if it drives like a Porsche should do.

Saturday afternoon we where only able to drive the car around the suburbs of Stavanger and a trip downtown to the city. We parked the car safely in our garage and started making plans for our test drive the following day.

Day Two: Roadtrip to the stunning Norwegian mountains in southern Norway.

Sunday morning we got up and had decided the evening before to pay tribute to the 462 HP begging us to drive the car in conditions where the car could show us what she was good for!

Eating a good breakfast, getting on some nice clothes to fit our stunning Porsche, shorts and t-shirts, we headed for the beautiful mountains of Sirdal, Norway.

Leaving the city limits the car starts showing us what the engineers at Porsche have been working on for many years. As soon as we leave the highway and on the the mountain roads it´s like the Porsche changes it mood.

Behind the wheel of the Panamera with 5 meters length and over 2,000 kg you would think it would feel heavy and unresponsive. The answer is no. It feels light, direct and extremly willing to take you where you going fast and in full control! The All wheel drive system grabs the road like it going to eat the asphalt in the corners on these stunning mountain roads.

There is NO sign of loosing grip what so ever!
— Mzzacars

The PDK transmission is fantastic as well. 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung.

Driving in the mountains we chose to set the car in sport-plus mode giving it exactly the little extra you want. This car can be yours in Norway starting at NOK kr. 1,331,900,-. If you live in the US the price start at 106,900,- US dollars. Finally in Germany the price starts at EUR 116,079,-

We have to say we fell in love with this car. Especially since you get both a practical family car and a sports car in one lovely package!

The only sad thing about the test is having to deliver the car back to the fantastic people at Porsche Center Stavanger in Norway!

Stavanger-Gloppedalsura-Stavanger. A must roadtrip for all lovers of driving sports cars!

Stavanger-Gloppedalsura-Stavanger. A must roadtrip for all lovers of driving sports cars!

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