Porsche has unveiled the second generation of the Porsche Panamera and the most important update is the introduction of the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid, which will be the world’s first plug-in hybrid in the luxury class. Panamera S E-Hybrid sets new standards in efficiency, performance and operating convenience. New and further developed technologies have enabled fuel savings of up to 56 per cent.
The new S E-Hybrid model combines a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with a more powerful electric motor and a higher-performance battery. The electric drive produces 95 hp (70 kW), which is more than double the power of the previous model’s electric motor. It draws its energy from a newly developed 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery.
In terms of efficiency, the 2014 Panamera E-Hybrid promises to offer a 91 mpg combined fuel economy and a 71 g/km CO2 emissions level. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid was determined to be 36 km (22 miles) in NEDC-based testing. A realistic all-electric driving range in everyday operation would lie somewhere between 18 and 36 km. The Panamera with the new hybrid drive can reach speeds of up to 135 km/h in all-electric operation.
The acceleration time from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) is 5.5 seconds. The car’s top speed is 270 km/h (168 mph).
The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will be launched on the market in July 2013. Prices start at 81,849 euros for the Panamera Diesel and 83,277 Euro for the Panamera.