Today, Porsche decided to surprise us with the unveiling of the first details on the second-generation Panamera . While most of us were waiting to see some minor modifications applied to the current generation, Porsche considered bigger updates were required.
The most important update offered by the second-generation Panamera is given by the introduction of a new S E-Hybrid model that according to Porsche "sets new standards in efficiency, performance and operating convenience."
In the new S E-Hybrid model Porsche combines a 3.0 liter V-6 engine with a more powerful electric motor and a higher-performance battery. This system allows the Panamera to run in pure electric mode a total of 22 miles and can be driven to speeds up to 83 mph. The car’s electric motor can be recharged externally from the electrical grid, but also using energy recovery while braking.
Updated 07/08/2013: Porsche has unveiled a new video revealing the technical highlights behind the new Panamera S E-Hybrid. Enjoy!
Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.
The new Panamera S E-Hybrid version offers the same exterior language seen in the standard version. There is a redesigned front fascia with new headlamps and larger air intakes. Around the backside there’s a wider spoiler and redesigned rear lights.
Still, the new S E-Hybrid model can be distinguished by a series of "E-Hybrid" logos placed on the front doors, sill plates and the rear.
The interior will once again be similar to the standard version, except that the center console has been specially redesigned for a hybrid model.
Under the hood, the new S E-Hybrid model combines a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with an output of 335
The new electric system produces more than double the horsepower of the first-generation Hybrid and holds five times the energy capacity in its batteries
horsepower and an electric motor that adds another 95 horsepower. This electric motor will take its power from a newly developed 9.4 kHw lithium-ion battery and requires only about 4 hours to be recharged. The new electric system produces more than double the horsepower of the first-generation Hybrid and holds five times the energy capacity in its batteries.
This system helps to deliver a fuel economy of 3.1L/100 km and a CO2 emission of just 71 g/km. In electric mode, the model can drive up to 36 km (22 miles) and can hit a top speed of 135 km/h (83 mph).
The new S E-Hybrid can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 167 mph.
|Max Power||333 hp @ 5500 - 6500 rpm|
|Max Torque||325 lb.-ft. @ 3000 - 5250 rpm|
|Max Power||95 hp @ 2200 - 2600 rpm|
|Max Torque||229 lb.-ft. @ <1700 rpm|
|Max Power||416 hp @ 5500 rpm|
|Max Torque||435 lb.-ft. @ 1250 - 4000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.5 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||167 mph|
|0-60 mph||5.2 sec.|
The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will be priced at $99,000 and sales will begin late in 2013.
The A8 Hybrid combines a 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder unit rated at 211 horsepower and 258.15 pound-feet of torque with an electric motor that develops a total of 45 horsepower and 155.63 pound-feet of torque. As you can see, the A8 hybrid just isn’t on the same performance level as the Panamera, but they are pretty much the same level of luxury
Gallery Audi A8 hybrid
A more powerful competitor is the 7-Series ActiveHybrid 7. It combines a V-8 engine with 449 horsepower and a three-phase synchronous electric motor for a total output of 465 horsepower and a peak torque of 516 pound-feet. The ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 155 mph.
Gallery BMW ActiveHybrid 7
The new Panamera S E-Hybrid is a more powerful version when compared to the S Hybrid offered in the previous generation. The model received a more powerful electric engine and can be the ideal car for every day’s needs.
- Powerful hybrid system
- Looks the same as the standard model
- Quite fast
- A little bit more expensive than previous model
- Only 22 miles of electric-only travel
Gallery Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Panamera S E-Hybrid sets new standards in efficiency, performance and operating convenience
The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a systematically advanced development of the parallel full hybrids with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and the ability to charge it externally from the electrical grid. The electric drive produces 95 hp (70 kW), which is more than double the power of the previous model’s electric motor at 47 hp (34 kW). It draws its energy from a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has over five times the 1.7 kWh energy capacity of the previous battery in nickel metal hydride technology. When connected to an industrial outlet, it can be charged within around two and a half hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), and it can be charged in less than four hours when connected to a conventional household electrical outlet in Germany.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid far exceeds the driving performance of the previous model. In addition, the previous model’s NEDC fuel consumption of 7.1 l/100 km was reduced by 56 per cent to 3.1 l/100 km. That equates to CO2 emissions of 71 g/km. At the same time, its all-electric driving performance was substantially improved with regard to electric acceleration, the electric range and electric top speed. An intensive pure electric driving experience is possible without any fuel consumption or local emissions, which is especially advantageous in the urban environment. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid was determined to be 36 kilometres in NEDC-based testing. Driving range may vary in real operation, since air conditioning and heating are deactivated in NEDC test conditions, for example. A realistic all-electric driving range in everyday operation would lie somewhere between 18 and 36 km – and under particularly favourable conditions it could even exceed this range. 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 was shortened by half a second to 5.5 seconds. The electric boost function helps here, in which the performance of the electric motor boosts that of the combustion engine. Boosting can also be activated by kick-down – such as in overtaking situations. The car’s top speed is 270 km/h. The parallel full hybrid concept developed by Porsche also offers “coasting” at higher speeds, which refers to free coasting with the internal combustion engine shut off and energy recovery by generating electricity.
The forward-looking concept of the Panamera S E-Hybrid also embodies an entirely new range of convenience functions, which can also be activated and called up by a smart phone app. There is the charge status indicator, for example. In addition, the auxiliary climate control option of the plug-in hybrid enables car preheating or cooling via Porsche Car Connect; it can be programmed in the vehicle or even more conveniently via the smart phone app. A smart phone may also be used for battery management or for remote access to vehicle information such as the remaining driving range or for guiding users back to their parked vehicles. All functions that are not specific to the hybrid drive are also available as options for the other Panamera models via the Car Connect smart phone app from Porsche.