Porsche means one thing for sure: uniqueness. Every sports car they manufacture is different from any other sports cars existent on the market. Creating a car signifies true art, each one of them having an own story, an own ideal and special characteristics. Although the name of Porsche can be associated to anything but low fuel consumption, it seems the company wishes to demolish this myth and has just revealed the new 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. This is the first plug-in hybrid of the brand.
The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will have its official debut on the 21st of April this year, in Shanghai Auto Show. Along with it, Porsche will also present two new extended wheelbase variants, the Panamera 4S Executive and the Panamera Turbo Executive. All these models are powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers. This is a completely new engine configuration. The technologies that have been used with these vehicles offer a reduced fuel consumption and increase their performance. The 2014 Panamera fleet that is about to be presented in China also has new design elements such as tighter lines, pronounced contours and reshaped body parts.
The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is based on the same concept as the previous model. With the same technology used in the SUV Porsche Cayenne, the old Panamera S Hybrid had a V6 engine producing 333 hp and an electric engine outputting 46 hp which could function, for a short time, independent of the other one on a 2 km range with a maximum speed of 85 km/h. It took 6 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h.
The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid now has a 95 hp electric engine which are stored in a brand new lithium-ion battery. This can be entirely charged in about two and a half hours if connected to a 240 V power source. The vehicle is equipped with an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. Driving only in electric mode is possible, without having any emissions or fuel consumption. The range is somewhere above 20 miles and the maximum recommended speed is 84 mph. The vehicle needs only 5.2 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h. It also comes together with a series of new functions such as charge status indicator or the possibility to control the vehicle’s new auxiliary climate control option. The new 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will be on sale starting the final part of 2013.
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