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Is This The Most Fuel-Efficient Porsche Of All Time?

Is This The Most Fuel-Efficient Porsche Of All Time?

Porsche, maker of some of the world’s fastest and most luxurious sports cars, recently announced that it would soon unveil its second production hybrid model, the Panamera S Hybrid. The manufacturer claims that the new model will be the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time.

If you need a refresher, check out Hybrid Cars: An Overview.

The Panamera S Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and has a top track speed of 167 mph (270 km/h). Combined with low-rolling-resistance tires, the new Panamera model produces 380 horsepower with fuel consumption of only 6.8 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

Without the special tires, fuel consumption is a low 7.1 L/100 km. Official EPA fuel economy estimates are not yet available.

The Porsche parallel full hybrid system also reduces consumption while driving at high speeds thanks to its ‘sailing’ or coasting mode. When the driver lifts off the accelerator at normal highway cruising speeds, the gasoline engine is completely switched off and disengaged from the drivetrain by a decoupling clutch. This eliminates the combustion engine’s drag forces and braking effect in the interest of lower resistance, fuel consumption and emissions.

As soon as the driver presses the accelerator, to pass another vehicle for example, the gasoline engine smoothly starts within fractions of a second and engine rpms are increased to match the current vehicle speed.

The Panamera S Hybrid sounds amazing and looks truly stunning. It will go on sale in the United States later in 2011, but with a base suggested retail price of $95,000 (excluding destination), it’s likely that most people will only experience it in pictures.

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(PRNewsFoto/Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Anatol Kotte)

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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8:09AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:43AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

thanks

1:44PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

And capable of towing dogs???? (see article elsewhere)

9:03PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

They cost too much. If you can afford one you probably don't care about gas milage.

6:51PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

~This car is way out of my leaugue!!~Way to expensive, but I don't need or want a car like this!!~Just imagine what it takes this car to be insured, probaly antother astormatical price.~

9:56AM PDT on May 16, 2011

thanks

10:15PM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

Hopefully the future looks brighter than this!

8:56AM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

thanks

6:33AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:59AM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Gracias!

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