Zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, an average fuel consumption of 2.5 l/100 km, and CO2 emissions of 56 g/km? Well, these are the figures they are claiming for the new 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid. You know that old saying that in order to be economical you have to compromise on performance? Yeah, you don’t have to do that anymore.
At least not if Porsche has anything to do with it. Using technologies from the 919 Hybrid race car and the 918 Hybrid hyper car, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid (officially called Panamera 4 E-Hybrid) offers you the best of both world. The hybrid powertrain in this machine consists of a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 (330 hp and 331 lb.-ft.), and an electric motor with 136 hp (100 kW) and 295 pound-feet of torque. That is a combined output of 462 hp and a total system torque of 516 pound-feet , delivered to all four wheels via an eight-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission.
The new Panamera Hybrid, as mentioned, does 0 to 100 in 4.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 17 mph or 280 km/h while returning 2.5 liter per 100 km. What’s more, thanks to various drive modes, you can get up to 31 miles of zero-emission driving with a top speed of 86 mph. The system is a plug-in hybrid with a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that takes 12 hours to recharge unless you go for the onboard charger which can be used via the 12.3 inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or a remote app and does the job in three hours.
2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is expected to be ready for North American launch in about a year.