Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Here In June


Presumably in part to give its most purist fans something to get hot and bothered about while they wait for the long-wheelbase Panamera, Porsche will put its new Panamera S hybrid on sale in June.

Joking aside, the 374bhp hybrid Panamera will sport the lowest CO2 output of any sporty large saloon (just 159g/km, for carbon footprint fact fans), besting the diesel offerings from the likes of the Jaguar XJ and BMW 7-series ranges.

The running gear is shared with the Cayenne hybrid and combines a 44bhp electric motor with a 330bhp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 that you might recognise from such fast saloons as the Audi S4.


The hybrid can run electric-only up to 37mph, while flat-out performance is 0-62mph in 6.0secs and a top speed of 168mph.

At £86,146, the Panamera S hybrid pitches in between the Turbo and 4S models, but for your extras £3k over the 4S you do get air suspension and 19-inch wheels.

Crucially, of course, you also slip below the threshold of 160g/km that, for tax purposes, means businesses can write off more of the cost of the car. A Porsche as a fleet favourite? Who'd have thought it?



 

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  • wigsworld 21 Feb 2011

    braddo said:
    I think they're 2 different things though.

    CO2 - emissions lead to greenhouse effect and influence on climate, so not actually pollution, which needs to be regulated another way (which I think it what the 'Euro IV' tests are for?)

    Whether you choose to believe the link between CO2/the greenhouse effect and climate change is a separate issue.
    Even if you do believe that c02 causes the planet to heat up (I don't incidentally) the amount that cars actually produce is tiny and doesn't contribute much at all to our overall c02 emissions. You may as well tax people on how many times they breathe out in a day.

  • XitUp 19 Feb 2011

    Tedz said:
    Not a fan of this car.

    BUT - if they can make cars pollute less (but drive/handle the same), then I am all for it. Whether that means Hybrid technology (which is a bit suspect due to extra pollution generated in creating the batteries and disposal) or by sticking to improved technology (such as bluemotion/efficient dynamics), or any other way, then go for it.
    There isn't that much extra pollution made by making the batteries, and they tend to be recycled at the end of their life. They will more than make up for it over the life of the car.

    Isn't bluemotion just high geared diesel engines?

  • SonnyM 19 Feb 2011

    xxplod said:
    I will expect 40+ mpg out of the next generation of Boxster and free VEL.
    Mine already gives me 36mpg at 60mph.

  • M Powered 18 Feb 2011

    braddo said:
    I think they're 2 different things though.

    CO2 - emissions lead to greenhouse effect and influence on climate, so not actually pollution, which needs to be regulated another way (which I think it what the 'Euro IV' tests are for?)

    Whether you choose to believe the link between CO2/the greenhouse effect and climate change is a separate issue.
    Do catch up, Euro V now for emissions (NOx, CO, HC). CO2 isn't regulated in the same way, but fleet average targets apply in the EU.

  • braddo 18 Feb 2011

    wigsworld said:
    The whole road tax scheme based on co2 emissions should be scrapped. It's totally unfair, and based on emissions that aren't harmful at all. It should be based on harmful particulate emissions. Just because a car has a low co2 rating doesn't mean it's a clean car, many modern diesels are very dirty.
    I think they're 2 different things though.

    CO2 - emissions lead to greenhouse effect and influence on climate, so not actually pollution, which needs to be regulated another way (which I think it what the 'Euro IV' tests are for?)

    Whether you choose to believe the link between CO2/the greenhouse effect and climate change is a separate issue.

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