The Porsche Panamera and the Tesla Model S are two sought-after luxury releases for 2022. One comes from a company close to its 75th anniversary and the other from a company not even twenty years old.
The Porsche Panamera is a hybrid hatchback modeled as a sports sedan, while the Tesla Model S is a fully electric back lift Sport Sedan. Which one is better? Let’s find out.
Fully Electric Vs. Hybrid
Whether you buy a hybrid or a fully electric car depends on two things. You must ask yourself if you wait for an electric car to charge fully before setting out or if you want the safety of fuel backup.
For the first time, Porsche has decided to front a hybrid car as the main in a line. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is Porsche’s answer to the world’s eco-catastrophe.
The Hybrid Car is meant to be used exclusively in emissions-free mode while traveling short distances in the city. However, it must rely on its conventional fossil fuel engine to travel longer distances or for road trips.
The upside is you can charge your battery as you drive using fuel. In contrast, the Model S Plaid is Tesla’s flagship model and is built as an exclusively electric-powered vehicle.
That means it can travel as far as you want without needing any fuel at all. You will need to stop to charge it. According to Elon, it takes about time to enjoy a coffee.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid has a 100 kW electric motor with a 550 horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine. This combination produces 680 horsepower from 5,750 to 6,000 rpm and 626 pounds per foot of torque between 1,400 and 6,000 rpm.
The car runs in automatic transmission with all-wheel drive as the default. The Hybrid reaches a staggering 196 mph top speed from 0 to 60mph in 3.2 seconds. You can go up to 31 miles without fuel.
In comparison, the Tesla Model S Plaid has an additional third motor which helps it produce a surprising +1000 horsepower and impressive 200mph top speed. To go that fast without any conventional fuel is revolutionary.
So as far as top speed is concerned, both cars are comparable, but Tesla wins by a small margin.
The Panamera sports a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh. The high-voltage battery is fully charged in less than six hours at 10 A via a 230-V connection.
The optional 7.2-kW onboard charger gets the battery charged in 2.4 hours. A well-thought-out feature is an auxiliary air conditioning system that runs as you charge, taking power from the energy grid.
The Tesla Model S Plaid uses Panasonic-supplied cells to form its 100kW battery. It takes 14 hours to charge at home, but a 250 kW rapid charge point can get you over 180 miles range in just 15 minutes. If you are on a long road trip, you can sit back and relax, watching the screen as the car charges.
Hybrid Engine Modes
The Porsche Panamera utilizes five different power modes.
The car starts on 100% electric mode and stays in this mode for up to 31 miles. That is sufficient for intercity travel.
2. Hybrid Auto
When this mode is selected, it switches between electricity and fossil fuel for the most efficient running possible.
This mode conserves the battery while running more on gasoline.
This mode allows the car to get charged while running for later use. The gasoline engine produces more energy than needed, which is used for charging.
5. Sport and Sport Plus
This is the most efficient mode which runs the fastest. The Twin Turbo V8 engine remains active for the entire time the mode is active, and the battery is conserved for a boost when needed.
Screen and Entertainment
Both luxury sport chauffeur vehicles have impressive entertainment capabilities. The Panamera has a 12-inch Touchscreen Display and a touchscreen speedometer. There are also 10-inch touchscreen displays on the front seat backrests.
There is a Cd Player, Radio, DVD Player, front and back speakers, and wireless phone charging. You can choose to connect your android or iPhone to the screen. It almost feels like you’re in your living room chilling with friends.
The Tesla Model S Plaid goes above and beyond with a 17-inch landscape screen with 2200 by 1300 pixels and ten teraflops of processing power. You can even use it to play games with external controllers like a console. Unlike the Panamera, Tesla only has one rear display.
Tesla Model S has a twenty-two speaker 9sound system with road noise reduction, while the Panamera has a powerful 1,455-watt 3D
high-end surround sound system by Burmester with 20 speakers and an active subwoofer.
The Tesla Model S Plaid has an innovative yolk steering design. It feels like you are driving a space shuttle, not a car or computer on wheels as it’s endearingly called.
The Yolk Style achieves a futuristic look alongside ensuring an unobstructed view of the driver’s instruments.
The Porsche has a traditional three-spoked steering wheel but a sleek one with ample room for the driver to see the instruments behind it.
Both cars have automatic transmissions. The Porsche has a traditional gearbox by the driver’s seat to change gears. At the same time, Tesla has removed the gearbox entirely for a control widget on the front screen. The Tesla Model S Plaid also offers automatic gear shifts, but people find them to be about 50% accurate.
What can be more fuel efficient than a 100% electric car? Tesla wins the game with an unbeatable three motor fully electric engine. It doesn’t need a drop of gasoline per mile.
The Porsche Panamera can provide more than thirty miles on battery power alone. The other fuel consumption modes vary in how much they rely on the battery or fossil fuel.
The Porsche Panamera is advertised to be a bold Sports car for four. Not like a coup with two seats crammed in the back but a highly efficient family car that reaches unimaginable speeds for a five-door hatchback. Its streamlined athletic look is iconic. A Porsche fan could spot it from a mile away.
The Porsche Panamera weighs 4,123 lb., while the Tesla weighs 4766.39 lb. If this were a wrestling match, our bet, as usual, would be the heavier contender. However, less weight also means that the car was designed with high performance.
The Porsche has many flashy features on the car’s exterior. The lighting is something to marvel at. We had them turn off the lights to see how the car looked in the dark. Here are some of the exterior lighting features:
- LED Headlights
- DRLs (Day Time Running Lights)
- LED Tail lamps
There is both a sun and mood roof of the car. You are also experiencing luxury with power-adjustable rear view mirrors and headlights.
The Tesla Model S Plaid now has more air vents in the front with new headlights.
A Porsche is 5050 mm long, 2164 mm wide, and 1427 mm tall. Booth Space Liters 405, Seating Capacity is 5, adding a 20-inch wait for the Wheel Base and No of Doors5. An Executive model of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with a longer wheelbase is available as an option as well.
The Tesla is 4970 mm long, 1964 mm wide, and 1445 mm tall with a 2960 mm wheelbase. It has four doors and opens up in the back. This baby is too big for
The Porsche and Tesla both have almost equal front leg room. Both are spacious, with plenty of cargo space available for camping or going out with the kids.
Sedans and Hatchbacks are still the future of all cars. These family chariots were built to reach incredible speech, both getting close to Karachi.
From options ranging from 44 cubic feet to 49.1-cubic-foot, the Porsche isn’t a tight fit for most cargo or luggage.
S Plaid offers a spacious trunk providing a total of 64.5 cubic feet.
The Tesla claims it is the most aerodynamic body style available in a production car. The Panamera is not backing down without a fight. It also sports the Porsche classic shape and style made for cruising super-fast.
The Porsche Panamera is released in these colors:
- Ristretto Brown Metallic
- Grey Metallic
- Vulcan Grey Metallic
- Burgundy Red Metallic
- Sapphire Blue Metallic
- Night Blue Metallic gate
- Jet Black Metallic
- Mahogany Metallic
- Rhodium Silver Metallic
- Carrara White Metallic
The Tesla Model S Plaid is available in five colors:
- Pearl White
- Deep Blue Metallic
- Solid Black
The interior of the Porsche is the height of luxury with leather seats and steering. There is a digital clock, speedometer, tachometer, odometer, and multi-trip meter for the driver to watch as you drive on. The inside makes you feel like you are in an actual sports car.
In contrast, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s interior is much cleaner and more straightforward than that of other cars. First of all, it looks like they put a lot more effort than the last years put into the upholstery. They did that rightfully since they needed to justify the price with a luxury feel. There is a door bin, and the rest of the dashboard is very clean. Most things are visible on and controlled from the screen, even opening the glovebox.
Country of Origin
Tesla found its start in the golden state, California. It is one of the companies that make America proud with its success. They have created an unstoppable storm in the automotive world in less than twenty years.
The strict patriot would always prefer American-made.
Porsche started in Stuttgart, Germany, and created the epitome of sports cars and luxury vehicles for over seventy years. They are a heritage brand, and owning one is an award on its own. Finally, getting one that can drive some distance without relying on fossil fuels is lovely.
The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid costs a little over a hundred thousand dollars, while the top-spec Turbo S E-Hybrid starts at a figure close to two hundred thousand dollars. That is almost double the starting E model’s price.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is for well over a hundred thousand dollars, but it’s cheaper than the top-spec Porsche. The bargain of the two is the Tesla. However, when is the last time someone gave up a Porsche for a deal if they really wanted one?
Going over the length of so many categories of comparison makes it easy to forget or brush over the most important points. Here is a brief overview of the Porsche Panamera vs. Tesla Model S Plaid. This will make it easier to choose the right one for you.
- 5-door sporty hatchback car
- Over thirty miles on electric energy alone
- Dynamic multi-mode hybrid engine running capacity
- Almost 200 mph top speed
- Two back displays
Tesla Model S Plaid
- 4-door lift-back sports sedan
- 100% pure electric car
- One rear display screen
- 200mph top speed
To sum up everything, we’d like to say that the winner is definitely the Tesla Model S Plaid regarding being climate-friendly. The Porsche is a great option for intercity travel while remaining beneficial for the environment but not for long trips.
Buying a Hybrid over a fully electric car only makes sense if you are not comfortable giving up that gasoline engine as a backup during emergencies. It also makes sense if you love the car, but it’s a hybrid.
Many features make Tesla the smarter choice. Never having to buy fuel being is just one of them. We hope this comparison has helped you choose your favorite among these two desirable luxury eco-friendly cars.
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My name is Matthew, staying in Seattle, Washington. Electric Vehicles (Electric Cars & Electric bikes) caught my attention for the last few years and my love for electric cars and bikes is everlasting. I spend many of my weekends traveling to various places all over various cities with my electric vehicle (e-bike and electric car). Here I am sharing my expertise, experience, and invaluable information about electric cars and electric bikes. Check out more.