Porsche Panamera Hybrid to debut at 2011 Genvea auto Show
Porsche has confirmed that they will be unveiling the new Panamera hybrid model at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Porsche has been talking about creating a Panamera Hybrid ever since the original model made its debut 3 years ago and now, finally here it is.
This hybrid sedan will come powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 333 horsepower, it will be able to accelerate up to 62 mph in 6 seconds and have a top speed of 168 mph (270km/h). The electric motor produces 47 hp giving the Porsche Panamera Hybrid a total of 380 horses. An eight-speed automatic gearbox will be installed to control the power.
Power for the electric powerplant is stored in a traditional nickel-metal hydride battery, and a regenerative braking system helps recharge the battery during deceleration. Porsche claims the Panamera hybrid is good for 41.5 mpg combined on the UK cycle, which works out to around 34.5 mpg in the good U.S..
Porsche said this in an earlier a statement.
“The full parallel hybrid system of the Panamera will be configured with the battery unit positioned below the luggage compartment, and hybrid module, comprising of an additional clutch and electric motor, will be between the engine and transmission,”.
“Depending on driving conditions, the hybrid module has the ability to disengage either the combustion engine or the electric motor, or to combine both drive systems as one joint power unit. This flexibility results in benefits such as a zero emissions driving mode, fuel savings in both city and highway driving and maximum performance when desired.”
Porsche Panamera Hybrid Gallery