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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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expands the Panamera lineup for with the addition of 3 new trims, the total number of Panamera to 9. Most attention for 2014 on the new Panamera S E-Hybrid, which the previous year’s S Hybrid. to expand the Panamera’s ability to on electric power alone greater distances, the S E-Hybrid with a more powerful motor and an upgraded lithium-ion with greater charge Porsche also introduces Executive trims for the Panamera 4S and Turbo, which add nearly 5 of legroom for second-row passengers.

The 3 new join the existing Panamera 4, S, 4S, GTS and Turbo. Porsche also a new twin-turbocharged powerplant for 2014 and a few cosmetic updates to the Panamera’s which now displays a revised fascia, restyled bumpers and a rear liftgate.

Porsche was to the market in 2010 with its Panamera 4-door sport leading the way in a new market class of yet sporty touring saloons. In years, other high-end have jumped into the coupe segment with like the BMW 6 Series Gran the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Audi A7. the introduction of the new S E-Hybrid in particular, seeks to maintain an edge its competitors. The electric motor in the S now produces 95 hp, compared to 47 hp for the previous

Similarly, battery capacity to 9.4 kWh, more than the 1.7 kWh capacity of the previous year’s The S E-Hybrid can now travel up to 83 mph on electric alone and cover a distance of than 20 miles on electric

The hybrid powerplant also a supercharged and intercooled 3-liter V6 which takes over accelerating, passing or at higher often boosted by the electric to ensure optimal sport The V6 produces 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, for a 416 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque from the powerplant. The V6 and electric motor link to an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission with a manual-shift

The S E-Hybrid makes the 0-60 in just 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 167 Although Porsche has not released numbers for the S E-Hybrid, independent estimate a top highway number of 33 mpg. Like all Panamera the hybrid powerplant requires fuel.

The V6 engine can power an on-board that charges the hybrid’s However, this can have a impact on fuel-economy numbers, explains why Porsche equips the S with an external charge and 2 charging cables for 120- and outlets. When connected to a power source at home or at a station, the battery can achieve a charge in about 2.5 hours.

In the hybrid powerplant offers 3 modes, including an E-Power for operation on the electric motor an E-Charge mode to charge the while driving and a Sport which fully engages the V6 and adjusts pedal response for performance. A coasting mode at speeds also helps to fuel economy by turning off the V6 and the battery until more is required.

In addition to the updated powerplant, Porsche unleashes a new 3-liter V6 engine for 2014. the previous year’s 4.8-liter V8 in the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Panamera S and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) 4S and 4S trims, the new V6 generates 20 more hp and 15 lb-ft of torque, despite 2 fewer cylinders than the V8. numbers jump to 420 hp and 384 lb-ft, and the time drops to 4.9 seconds for the S, 4.6 for the 4S and 4.8 seconds for the 4S Executive. An available Chrono Package reduces numbers even further, to 4.3 and 4.5 seconds, respectively.

Fuel economy numbers in at 17 mpg city/27 highway for the S and 4S, and 17/26 for the 4S Executive.

The Panamera Base and 4 continue to receive a 3.6-liter V6 although its output jumps by 10 to 310 hp for while torque checks in at 295 The base V6 manages fuel-economy of 18/28 in the RWD Base trim and in the AWD 4. The top-of-the-line Panamera GTS, and Turbo Executive all receive versions of the same 4.8-liter V8 In the GTS, the V8 gets a boost of 10 hp, to while torque remains at 384

The GTS, equipped with AWD, gets fuel numbers of 16/24. The V8 in the Turbo and Executive gets twin which pumps up horsepower to 520 for trims and torque to 516 lb-ft. trims, also with manage fuel economy of 15/24.

In all Panamera trims except the S the engines mate to a 7-speed PDK Doppelkupplung) automatic transmission a manual-shift mode.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The standard rides on a 115-inch wheelbase, the new long-wheelbase 4S and Turbo Executive sit on an extended 120.9-inch wheelbase. of the added length comes in the rear half, resulting in rear doors and an extra 4.7 of rear-seat legroom. In addition, the trims receive upgraded seats, which now have 6 degrees of recline angle, as as 4-way power lumbar and 3-stage heating and ventilation.

also includes a unique package with reading for both rear seats.

The trims also receive soft-close doors and the automaker’s AWD system. They ride on a air suspension system with damping and unique tuning to comfort for second-row passengers. All trims continue to come with an aluminum double independent suspension in the front and an multi-link setup in the rear.


In addition, all trims get variable-ratio steering except the S E-Hybrid, receives a Power Steering system, designed for comfort and The S E-Hybrid also receives a air suspension system with and adjustable ride height. All ride on 18-inch wheels the Executive trims, which to 19-inch wheels.

The 4-door Panamera includes a rear liftgate, adding to the vehicle’s For 2014, Porsche updates the front and rear bumpers and the size of the front air intakes, so meld better with the The automaker also widens the in the rear liftgate and widens the rear spoiler.

Brake colors help distinguish the trims from each with the S E-Hybrid getting Green calipers. The Acid color extends to the exterior and the needles on the instrument cluster as The Panamera Base and 4 get black while the S and 4S Executive receive calipers. The 4S gets yellow and the GTS, Turbo and Turbo display red calipers.

In addition, the and long-wheelbase trims display rooflines and design cues, help distinguish the trims each other.

Inside, leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front a SportDesign leather-wrapped multifunction wheel with paddle automatic climate control and an rear-view mirror are among the features. On standard-wheelbase trims, space in the trunk checks in at cubic feet, which to 44.6 cubic feet the rear seats folded That drops just to 15.3 cubic feet and cubic feet, for the Turbo

Standard safety features the line include 10 airbags, Stability Management System and a system for the front and rear an acoustic warning signal.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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