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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Plug-In

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Plug-In

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Looking for luxury as well as a way to keep your gasoline use in check? The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Plug-In is the ride for you. This will be the first plug-in hybrid for Porsche.

The powertrain on the new Panamera S E-Hybrid combines a V6 bi-turbo gas engine with a 95 horsepower electric model for 416 total system horsepower. It improves upon the concept offered by the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations. Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has increased capacity over the previous battery (1.7 kWh). Via the integrated on-board charging componentry and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source.

Electric-only driving is possible without any fuel consumption or local emissions, which is especially advantageous in city driving. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid is estimated to be greater than 20 miles based upon current NEDC testing.

When the gas / electric combo is employed, the car can reach 167 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds. The Panamera S E-Hybrid can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid also includes an entirely new range of convenience functions which can be activated and operated by Porsche Car Connect, a mobile app available for Android and iOS-powered devices. These functions include a charge status indicator and the ability to control the vehicle’s new auxiliary climate control option, which enables vehicle preheating or cooling via the Porsche Car Connect app. These functions can also be programmed from inside the vehicle. A mobile device may also be used for remote access to vehicle information, such as remaining driving range or vehicle location.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will be available starting late in 2013. Pricing starts at $99,000.