A little surprise that Porsche has been unveiled Porsche Panamera S Hybrid 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 as automakers doing their best to introduce the most fuel economical and powerful car. This car might BMW ActiveHybrid 750Li or Lexus GS Hybrid competitors.
Essentially employing the same powertrain found in the Cayenne S Hybrid, the Panamera S Hybrid will have 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine with 47-hp electric motor. Power is routed through 8-speed automatic transmission. Total combined power is 380 hp and 427 pound-feet of torque, which will reportedly push the Panamera from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds onto top speed of 167 mph, according to Porsche.
EPA ratings are still forthcoming, but on the European combined test cycle, the Panamera S Hybrid is expected to achieve up to 35 mpg when rolling on low-resistance tires. However, based purely on fuel consumption, Porsche’s PR people have a point. The automaker pegs consumption at 6.8 liters/100 km on the Euro cycle (down from 10.3 for the S’ 4.8-liter V8). U.S. EPA figures haven’t been released yet, but figuring the Cayenne Hybrid – equipped with the same drivetrain and coming in some 600 pounds heavier – manages 20/24 mpg, a combined figure in the high 20s should be easily within reach. Porsche’sNorth Americarepresentative tells the actual U.S. MPG numbers will likely ring in slightly higher.
The hybrid Panamera is slated to reachU.S.dealers later this year, and will sticker for $95,975 (including destination). Although that’s roughly $5200 more than the base price for a V-8-powered Panamera S, Hybrid models are equipped with Porsche’s adaptive damper system, a rear window wiper, and navigation as standard equipment.