Power and fuel efficiency in an odd looking pacakge
I like most Porsche cars, they are nice looking and perform well overall, though there are a couple I am just not into. I am not a big fan of the style of the Cayenne SUV and I am not a fan of the looks of the Panamera sedan either. The Panamera looks like someone took the front of a 911 and grated a station wagon on the back.
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Porsche has revealed an interesting version of the Panamera that uses a hybrid system if the four seat Porsche is something you like. The car has 380hp and has fuel consumption of 6.8L per 100km in the NEDC. That economy rating required the use of special low-rolling resistance tires, but Porsche says that on normal performance tires the car is good for 7.1L/100km.
The vehicle is able to hit 167mph on the top end and can run 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. The hybrid system has an all-electric driving range of one mile with the electric system able to power the car up to 50mph. The engine is a supercharged V6 at 333hp and the electric motor adds 47hp and acts as the starter and generator. The base price for the Panamera S hybrid will be $95,000 and it will hit the US later this year.