April 03 2013

Porsche announces 91mpg Panamera!

Porsche’s high-performance 410bhp Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in is set to become an unlikely poster child for green motoring, with a headline-grabbing 91mpg and sub-100g/km CO2 output.

Powered by a new 3.0-litre V6 and an electric motor, the Panamera E-Hybrid has the addition of plug-in charging of its lithium-ion battery pack that is tipped to drop the CO2 output significantly below the current hybrid’s figure, which is 159g/km.

The fuel economy of the new E-Hybrid is said to be 56 per cent better than the old car. Although Porsche is not yet making public its CO2 figure, the Paris show Sport Turismo concept previewed the new powertrain and claimed 80mpg and 82g/km of CO2.

Despite these impressive green numbers, Porsche says the Panamera S E-Hybrid is still capable of 167mph flat out and 0-60mph in 5.2sec, which is over half a second quicker than the old hybrid.

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