Taycan vs. Panamera Comparison

2023 Taycan vs. Panamera Comparison

True to its heritage, Porsche remains at the forefront of engineering the most exceptional performance-bred vehicles in the automotive industry. With the introduction of the all-electric Porsche Taycan, the brand has once again caused quite a stir among performance enthusiasts. Infused with the same race-winning spirit found in every Porsche, the Taycan is poised to defy expectations.

If you’re having trouble deciding which Porsche is right for your lifestyle, we’re here to help. This in-depth comparison takes a close look at the Porsche Taycan and the Porsche Panamera, helping to simplify your decision. Blue Grass MOTORSPORT is here to help you choose the vehicle that’s perfectly matched to your driving habits and personal preferences.

Porsche Taycan VS Panamera

Porsche Taycan

2023 Porsche Taycan

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Porsche Panamera

2023 Porsche Panamera

$86,700 Starting MSRP $92,400
321, 402 with Overboost Horsepower 325
254 lb-ft Torque 331 lb-ft
5.1 seconds 0-60 Time 5.1 seconds (with Sport Chrono package)
143 mph Top Track Speed 168 mph
195.4 inches Length 198.8 inches
38.4 feet Turning Diameter 39 feet
19 inches Wheels 19 inches
LED headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights Headlights LED headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights

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To start with, we’re going to compare the base trims of these two Porsche sedans. Starting MSRPs of the two are very similar, as are horsepower numbers. Power gets a little complicated, since the electric drivetrain of the Taycan and the gasoline engine of the Panamera use this power in slightly different ways, but the important thing to know is that 0-60 times are identical.
Indeed, a lot about these two cars is very similar, including the design. The Panamera is slightly bigger, but you would be unlikely to notice it in most circumstances. Both have signature Porsche LED headlights, albeit in slightly different shapes.

Safety equipment is as similar as everything else, with highlights including knee airbags for driver and passenger, as well as curtain airbags along the entire roof frame and side windows. As you can see, these two have a very similar starting point, apart from one being gasoline-powered and the other fully electric.


Porsche Taycan 4S vs Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Taycan 4S

2023 Porsche Taycan 4S

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Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

2023 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

$106,500 Starting MSRP $109,000
522 Horsepower 455
479 lb-ft Torque 516 lb-ft
69 Combined MPGe 51
2 Transmission Speeds 8
3.8 seconds 0-60 Time 4.2 seconds (w/Sport Chrono Package)
155 MPH Top Track Speed 174 MPH
4,953 lbs Curb Weight 4,945 lbs
2.8 cubic feet (front), 14.3 cubic feet (rear) Cargo Capacity 44.0 cubic feet
Optional Power Moonroof Standard

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Up next we’ll take a look at the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid version of the Panamera, and see how it compares to the fully electric, and nearly identically priced, Taycan 4S. Both of these impressive vehicles share identical starting MSRPs, setting the stage for an interesting comparison. Both of these models feature an electrified powertrain for a combination of outstanding efficiency and instantaneous power delivery. Let’s take a closer look.

Comparing horsepower figures, the Taycan 4S holds the advantage over the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Conversely, the Panamera has a higher combined torque rating than the Taycan 4S. The all-electric Taycan has a sophisticated 2-speed transmission to help manage its tremendous performance capabilities. The more traditional electric-assist system of the Panamera E-Hybrid comes with an advanced 8-speed transmission. When it comes to combined MPGe fuel economy ratings, the best option is the Porsche Taycan although the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid still delivers impressive efficiency.


Porsche Taycan Two-Speed Transmission

Porsche Taycan Two-Speed Transmission

Porsche Panamera 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Panamera 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

These two continue to challenge one another when looking at other performance stats. The all-electric Taycan has a blistering 0-60 MPH time of just 3.8 seconds, almost a full half-second quicker than the Panamera E-Hybrid. On the other hand, the Panamera holds the advantage when it comes to top track speed.

Perhaps the most drastic difference between these two is the fact that the Porsche Taycan is a true EV, making stops at the gas station a thing of the past. Fast charging times and a variety of charging solutions help eliminate range anxiety. Home charging capabilities and an expansive network of dedicated charging systems make it easy to help you join the future of electric mobility.

For those who prefer a more traditional experience with the added benefits of electrification, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid uses an electric motor assist to boost efficiency and performance. A greater cargo capacity makes the Panamera slightly more practical for those who like to take extended weekend vacations. In summary, both the Porsche Taycan and Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid each have plenty to offer to performance-minded driving enthusiasts.

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