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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  • jon- 16 Feb 2011

    Next stop, 911 town.

    At least it will sort out the balance issues...

  • Scoobymike 16 Feb 2011

    Very nice. I'm sure the purists will hate it but it's the future unfortunately

  • k-ink 16 Feb 2011

    The worlds ugliest limo is going green. Like my stomach.


  • Oddball RS 16 Feb 2011

    Love the CO2 figure, bravo............... hate the insane price tag

  • Pixel Pusher 16 Feb 2011

    Try this. Visit http://www.anagramgenius.com/server.html

    and enter PORSCHE PANAMERA S HYBRID into the window. See what you get.

    I couldn't believe it either.

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