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Panamera Hybrid

Sad, sad, sad is the news out of the Rhineland. Porsche is replacing the rumbling 4.8-liter V-8 in its Panamera with a 3.0-liter twin turbo V-6 or hybrid engine. The latter will go in the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, while the former will be seated in the Porsche Panamera S and 4S models.

Interestingly enough, the sad news, is actually not all that depressing since the new V-6 is 20 more horsepower-y than is the V-8 it is replacing. It also churns out an additional 15 lb.-ft of torque to top out at 384 lb.-ft. The S E-Hybrid has a maximum single charge range of 20 miles and a zero-to-60, all-electric time of 5.2 seconds. Its top speed, using gas, is 167 miles per hour.  Perhaps the death of the hybrid isn’t so nigh after all?

In addition to the Porsche Panamera S, 4S, and S E-Hybrid models, a pair of executive Panamera’s, the 4s Executive and the Turbo Executive, are joining the Porsche stable this upcoming model year. These will sport longer wheelbases and special features such as full-LED headlights and larger front air intakes.

The base Panamera price will be $78,100.

 

About the author: Andrew Greene

 

Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.

 

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