2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
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!
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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Horsepower @ RPM:416 @ 5500
Torque @ RPM:435 @ 1250
0-60 time:5.2 sec.
Top Speed:167 mph
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
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.
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.