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Fleets of Fancy: PORSCHE PANAMERA

Why should I want it?

It’s pretty much the ultimate combination of performance, practicality and reasonable efficiency, thanks to the plug-in hybrid system that can manage an official 25-ish miles of EV-only running. Using the 4.0-litre petrol engine as well, this range-topping Panamera produces 700hp, and it just seems to pull harder and harder the more you accelerate. Until the scenery goes all blurry. It really is an absolute monster.

 

Why can’t I have it?

That £140k price tag is before options – there are a lot of tempting options boxes to tick above that. The Sport Turismo’s 418-litre boot is only 15 litres larger than the regular sports saloon model that’s a couple of thousand pounds cheaper. But which doesn’t look as good.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

It’s a plug-in hybrid, and emissions are below 70g/km across the range of options. The top Turbo S also looks quite subtle in terms of hiding its performance compared to more sensible models in the Panamera range.

Paul Barker

 

More fleety alternative

 

Fleet Of Fancy - April 2021 - More fleety alternativeIt’s not quite the supercar-slayer that the Porsche is, but Audi’s A7 PHEV is undeniably a classy-looking and rapid five-door coupe that costs from less than £64,000 and, crucially from a company car perspective, gets under 50g/km for lower BiK payments.

 

Factfile

PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S E-HYBRID SPORT TURISMO
Economy:97.4mpg
Emissions:65g/km
Performance:3.2 seconds/196mph
Power:700hp
Price:£142,280