As expected, Porsche unveiled today the 2011 Panamera S Hybrid, its second hybrid model after the Cayenne S Hybrid. Just like the hybrid SUV, the Panamera S Hybrid comes with the same specs, which means it is powered by a V6 compressor engine delivering 333 hp (245 kW) supported by a 47 hp (34 kW) electric motor.
This means that the car delivers a total output of 380 hp (279 kW), enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds and to a top speed at 270 km/h (168 mph). The Panamera S Hybrid also delivers an impressive fuel consumption of 6.8 l/100 km (41.54 mpg imp.) of fuel based on the NEDC and CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km.
These performances are achieved using Michelin’s even lower rolling resistance all season tyres developed specially for the Panamera and available as an option. Still, using the standard tyres, the car delivers a fuel consumption of 7.1 l/100 km (39.79 mpg imp.) based on the NEDC – which equates to 167 g/km CO2.
As expected, the vehicle can be driven as an electric vehicle and has a range of approximately two kilometres (1.24 miles) and can achieve a top speed of up to 85 km/h (53 mph).
The electric motor is connected to a nickel metal hydride battery (NiMh) where the electrical energy recovered from braking and driving is stored. Regarding the price, the 2011 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid will hit the dealerships in June 2011 and will cost 106,185 Euros in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment.