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Panamera 4 E-Hybrid instrument cluster with power meter and hybrid-specific screens


Mode switch with SPORT Response button on the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

At the push of a button.

Choose between different driving modes and the SPORT Response function for maximum responsiveness. In this way, you can experience all of the hybrid-specific strengths – not to mention G-Forces and acceleration. After all, you are still driving a Porsche.

1. E-Power
In E-Power mode, the vehicle drives using only electric power. Kickdown of the accelerator pedal activates the combustion engine, enabling you to call upon the maximum available system output at any time. The electric motor then delivers an additional boost – e.g. for overtaking manoeuvres.

2. Hybrid¹
Hybrid mode is active when no other mode has been specifically selected or when E-Power mode has been deactivated. The operating strategy is designed for maximum efficiency and the electric motor supports the combustion engine.

3. Hybrid Auto²
In intelligent Hybrid Auto mode, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can be powered by the electric machine, the combustion engine or by both together, depending on the driving situation. The driving mode adapts itself automatically to the current environmental information to ensure efficient driving.

4. E-Hold²
In E-Hold mode, the electric machine holds the battery state of charge. The energy in the battery can then be used at a later time, e.g. for purely electric driving or boost.


Instrument cluster of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid


Buttons for selecting driving modes on the Cayenne S E-Hybrid

5. E-Charge
When driving in E-Charge mode, the high-voltage battery is charged by the combustion engine. This means that you can use a journey on the motorway, for example, to charge the battery for subsequent city driving using only electric power.

In SPORT mode, the combustion engine is always activated by default. It accelerates together with the electric motor, thereby allowing maximum boost.

SPORT PLUS mode enables sporty driving with maximum power and maximum torque. The top speed of 278 km/h is also available in SPORT PLUS mode. The battery is charged with the power reserves of the combustion engine – and this energy can be used for boost operations.

¹ Only available on the Cayenne S E-Hybrid
² Only available on the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

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