Besides the facelifted Panamera, Porsche also unveiled the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid, a version of its popular four-door saloon that promises to set new standards in efficiency, performance and operating convenience. The new Panamera S E-Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 333 hp and 440 Nm of torque, but is also uses a more powerful electric motor and a higher-performance battery.
The electric drive delivers 95 hp or 70 kW, which s more than double the power of the previous model’s electric motor at 47 hp (34 kW). The motor takes its energy from the 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.
Moreover, the Panamera S E-Hybrid is the first Porsche that can be charged in around two and a half hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), and in less than four hours when connected to a conventional household electrical outlet in Germany.
Regarding the fuel consumption, this is really surprising as the new vehicle needs only 3.1 l per 100 km. For those who don’t know, the previous Panamera Hybrid needed 7.1 l of fuel for 100 km, which means that the fuel consumption was now reduced by 56 per cent. Despite the massive drop in fuel consumption, the new Panamera has improved performances.
According to the official press release, the Panamera S E-Hybrid sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 270 km/h or 168 mph. The electric range was also improved and now the Panamera can travel up to 36 kilometres (22 miles), while top speed in electric mode is 135 km/h or 84 mph.
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. As a result, your smartphone can show you the charge status indicator, can activate the auxiliary climate control option of the plug-in hybrid or can show you the remaining driving range.
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. 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. Pricing starts at 110,409 euros in Germany.