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2014 Porsche Panamera S sips fuel like a


FRANKFURT, GERMANY ­ the 1970s, the combination of the fuel and growing concerns about air quality caused by tailpipe nearly brought the death of cars. Here we are four later, and the problems of high for fossil fuels and making cleaner haven t gone Instead of compromising performance, automakers are using electricity to displacement.

Take for example the new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. ignoring the troubles of the Fisker Porsche is claiming its new Panamera S is the world s first luxury hybrid. At the very least, it s the from a credible company. rhetoric aside, the Porsche promises the performance of its gas-only V8 but the fuel economy of a compact

The new Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in the outgoing non-plug-in Panamera S that arrived for 2012 and its gas-electric powertrain with the Hybrid (that continues the older setup, for now) and is part of a mid-cycle redesign we saw at last month s Shanghai show that sees the 2+2 Panamera grand touring get sharper exterior styling, upgrades, more powerful eight-cylinder gas engines and newly Executive stretched-wheelbase versions.

In every performance parameter, the new Panamera plug-in hybrid on its non-plug-in predecessor. The 2014 is still a full, parallel That means its Audi-sourced turbocharged six-cylinder gas engine and motor act on the powertrain either or together parallel via an eight-speed S automatic gearbox.

But with a new electric motor nearly doubles its power from 47 to 95 horsepower, the combined ratings go from 380 to 416 horsepower 14 hp shy of the gas-V8 model) and 428 to 435 pound-feet of As such, the Panamera hybrid s time drops from 6.0 to 5.5 or 0.4 seconds off the pace of the Panamera S V8.

significant is the projected savings in When the first Panamera was launched, it was hailed as the most Porsche ever with a 6.8 km European cycle estimate. But now more electrical power on (new lithium-ion batteries a 9.4 kilowatt per hour storage compared to the older version s 1.7 rating) the Panamera S E-Hybrid s drops to 3.1 L/100 km shockingly to a Toyota Prius C hybrid.

Beyond the obvious difference you can now recharge the Panamera hybrid s the 2014 plug-in version gains four driver-selectable modes. Accessed via buttons on the s expansive console that between its pair of front you can choose between E-Power power), Hybrid (a mix of gas and electric E-Charge (that recharges the while driving) and Sport allows for full-on e-boost).

For its own purposes, Porsche created a Stuttgart Circuit, a 53.5-kilometre drive route that city, suburban, highway and in elevation. By religiously using all of the car s modes, the new plug-in Panamera 4.4 L/100 km a 56% improvement compared to the hybrid s 9.9 number.

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Unlike electric vehicle makers, is being realistic with the S E-Hybrid s electric-only range In rare, near-perfect conditions external temperatures that don t cockpit heating, cooling or you can drive the Panamera plug-in 36 between charges, or about the Chevrolet Volt will do. In conditions, though, Porsche to expect between 18 and 30 kilometres as a range.

With only a handful of pulled reluctantly from s engineers still working on production specs, we media were chauffeured in the back of the S E-Hybrid just like a Frankfurt bank executive. there, the marriage of the Panamera S s gas engine and electric motor was Our driver silently moved the hybrid sedan through town streets on e-power then to upwards of 270 km/h on the with the ease and comfort we ve accustomed to in Porsche s big GT car.

That said, we ll have an to drive the new plug-in version the rest of the 2014 Panamera for ourselves at the end of June.

While the new plug-in may seem like a for those looking for performance and its $113,300 starting price more than the original Hybrid and $6,700 more a current V8 model) and the fact only offers it in rear-wheel-drive, are two to it becoming a sales juggernaut. year in Canada, only 5% of sales were of the hybrid the most-popular being the all-wheel-drive 4.)

However, electrified cars the new 2014 Porsche Panamera S disprove the old axiom that is no substitute for cubic inches. And the big GT car is the start for the German automaker. will not confirm, but logic the Panamera s plug-in technology be applied to the Cayenne SUV eventually.

And even more exciting, year we ll see Porsche s 918 Spyder, a 795 hp, supercar that sips at a rate of only 3.0 L/100 km.

Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars


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