Capable of operating emissions-free up to 165 km/h, Panamera S Hybrid
is the most economical Porsche of all time
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Debuting later this year, the Porsche
Panamera S Hybrid marks the beginning of a new chapter in the company's
Porsche Intelligent Performance development philosophy. Without
sacrificing sportiness and elegance, the new four-door combines the
total power output of 380 hp with fuel consumption of only 6.8 L/100 km
on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), equating to CO2 emissions of
just 159 g/km. That makes the Panamera S Hybrid the most economical
Porsche of all time.
It achieves these values in part thanks to low-rolling-resistance tires
developed specially for the Panamera. But even with standard
performance tires, the new Porsche hybrid model's fuel consumption is
an unprecedentedly low 7.1 L/100 km, equating to 167 g/km CO2.
The Panamera S Hybrid sets new standards, when measured in terms of
Porsche performance as well as in terms of hybrid vehicle
characteristics. It accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in
just 6.0 seconds and can reach a top track speed of 270 km/h. Its range
in purely electric mode is approximately two kilometres, with
electric-only acceleration possible up to 85 km/h. The Porsche hybrid
drive is also the only system in the world able to reduce consumption
at high speeds thanks to a so-called "sailing" function, which
disengages and switches off the gasoline engine at speeds of up to 165
The Panamera S Hybrid is driven by the same engine combination that has
already proved itself in the Cayenne S Hybrid. Primary propulsion is
provided by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine delivering 333 hp,
supported by a 47-hp electric motor. Both machines are capable of
powering the Panamera S Hybrid either alone or in combination. The
electric motor, which can operate both as a generator and a starter
combines with the decopuling clutch to form the compact hybrid module
located between the combustion engine and the transmission. The
electric motor is connected to a nickel metal hydride (NiMh) battery,
where electrical energy recovered from braking and driving is stored.
The transmission is the same eight-speed Tiptronic S fitted in the
Cayenne models, with a wide spread of ratios.
The Panamera S Hybrid has an even higher level of standard equipment
than the eight-cylinder Panamera S. It is fitted as standard with the
adaptive air suspension, including Porsche's PASM adaptive
shock-absorber system, Servotronic variable-assist power steering and a
rear wiper. Inside, the new Gran Turismo also features an innovative
display that provides the driver with relevant information about the
status of the vehicle's hybrid drive systems.
With the launch of the new hybrid variant, the Panamera model line now
consists of six different models. The new offering underlines the
strategic importance of the Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy,
with a combination of sportiness and environmental responsibility
unique in its segment. As such, it builds on the Panamera's
considerable success worldwide, with over 30,000 vehicles having
already been delivered.
The Panamera S Hybrid will go on sale in Canada in fall 2011 at a price
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