- Geneva Motor Show 2011
- Panamera Hybrid
Porsche just has unveiled the new Porsche Panamera S Hybrid at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Panamera S Hybrid will be the German automaker’s second gasoline-electric production model, after the Cayenne S Hybrid. It features an all-new hybrid powertrain that promises to deliver an average fuel consumption of 6.9L/100km while offering a combined power output of 283kW.
The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is powered by a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine producing 248kW of power. This engine is then supported by a 34kW electric motor. The electric motor draws it power from a nickel metal hydride (NiMh) battery pack. This power is then sent to the rear wheels. The petrol engine and the electric motor can be isolated, allowing the car to be driven in full-petrol or full-electric modes as well.
Porsche says the Panamera S Hybrid still offers sports car-like performance, too, and is capable of doing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.7 seconds and going on to a top speed of 270km/h – now that’s a hybrid. Official EPA fuel consumption ratings are yet to be announced, but the car is capable of achieving 6.8L/100km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), on optional low-resistance tyres – a figure of 7.1L/100km is capable on normal performance tyres.
In normal driving conditions, the petrol motor engine is switched off every time the accelerator pedal is relieved. In these circumstances the batteries for the electric motor are recharged thanks to regenerative technology.
The new model features a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack at a time when most competitors are making the shift to lithium-based batteries.
Standard equipment on the Panamera S Hybrid includes adaptive air suspension, Servotronic variable-assist power steering and Porsche Communication Management with navigation.
The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid will initially go on sale in the US during the end of this year, with prices starting at US$95,000.
New Porsche Panamera Hybrid premiere at Geneva – Video
New Porsche Panamera Hybrid photogallery at Geneva
- Geneva Motor Show 2011
- Panamera Hybrid
- Porsche 911 black edition
- Porsche Boxster S Black edition
The International Motor Show will be opening for its 81st edition from March 3 to 13, 2011 at Geneva Palexpo.
2011 is the year of hybrid cars for Porsche.
At the Motor Show in Geneva, Porsche will present the world’s first hybrid car developed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1900 with the Austrian firm Hofwagenfabrik Ludwig Lohner & Co.
The 111-year-old hybrid car, called the Semper Vivus (“always alive”), has been recreated by the experts from the museum for four years and is now fully operational. The first hybrid Porsche was equipped with two internal combustion engines, electric motors, as well as feeding it batteries. After the exhibition at the Motor Show in Geneva Semper Vivus will become part of the museum Porsche in Stuttgart.
The Porsche’s main star at this year’s Geneva Motor Show will be a hybrid sportscar of the Panamera hybrid.
At Geneva they will also show the 918 RSR concept race car that makes its European debut. Other cars on display at Porsche’s booth include the 330 hp (243 kW) Cayman R in Europe for the first time, alongside the the 911 Black Edition, limited to 1,911 units, based on the 345 hp (254 kW) 911 Carrera, and the Boxster S Black Edition, limited to 987 units worldwide
New Porsche Preview at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 – Video
Semper Vivus: World Premiere in Geneva Motor Show – Video
2011 Geneva Motor Show Photogallery by: Porsche Origin
- Porsche Panamera
- Porsche Hybrid
Porsche has released details of the new Panamera S Hybrid, in an attempt to give the high-performance four-door grand tourer some green credentials.
It gets a supercharged 3.0-litre V6, which delivers 333bhp, as well as a 47bhp electric motor – which also works as a generator and a starter. Low rolling-resistance tyres are also fitted to help improve economy.
These changes allow the Porsche to return an average fuel consumption of 42mpg, along with emissions of 159g/km of CO2 – meaning road and showroom tax costs a sensible £155.
Performance hasn’t been compromised by the hybrid technology, as it will sprint to 62mph in six seconds and on to a top speed of 168mph
Running entirely on battery power the Porsche can cover just over a mile, with the car being able to accelerate up to 53mph using the electric motor alone. The hybrid drive is also the only system in the world that uses a so-called ‘sailing’ function, where the engine is switched off and the drivetrain disengaged, relying on the electric motor to nudge the car along at cruising speeds of up to 103mph.
It comes with an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox as well as a full leather interior, adaptive air suspension, a security tracking system, Bi-Xenon lights, park assist, touch-screen sat nav, cruise control and a three-year warranty. A special display panel is also fitted that shows the driver exactly how the hybrid system is performing.
The new Porsche Panamera S Hybrid goes on sale in June 2011, for £86,146 – around £9,000 more than an equivalent normal Panamera S.
- Porsche celebrates
Porsche is accustomed to setting records out on the race track, but the German automaker has just crossed a rather unique milestone –Porsche has become the fastest automaker ever to reach 1,000,000 Facebook fans. In order to celebrate its major accomplishment, Porsche has created a Facebook-themed 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The GT3 R Hybrid is of coursed finished in a Facebook-appropriate blue and white wrap, but also sports something rather special. Porsche has included over 27,000 signatures of Porsche fans on the wrap. The German automaker has also launched a micro site that allows you to zoom in on the car, making it a little easier to search for your name. The commemorative 911 GT3 R Hybrid is currently on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, and will continue to be until February 20.
Facebook Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid gallery