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E-hybrid Panamera Unveiled in Paris

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Strategy Based on 918 Spyder

When you barely touch on the accelerator pedal in the new Porsche Panamera Hybrid, the vehicle summons the full power of the 100 kW electric motor and V6 gas engine, rocketing you to speeds of more than 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds. This is the same strategy employed by the 918 Spyder, an electric vehicle that holds a record on the famed Nurburgring race track. By transferring torque equally to all four wheels, the new Panamera Hybrid maintains the balance Porsche has become known for after decades of mastery on the European racing circuit. Recently unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, the new Panamera Hybrid will be available for sale at Porsche of Tucson sometime in mid-2017.

PDK Transmission Moves Through Gears Quickly

The new Panamera Hybrid utilizes the ultra-efficient PDK 8-speed transmission to ensure a smooth transition through all gears. This is a change from the torque converter tranny used on the previous model. The Panamera Hybrid is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is liquid cooled. Although the size has increased by more than 5 kWh, its weight has stayed the same. Using a 230-V connector, it takes less than 6 hours to give the battery a complete charge. An optional charging connection can reduce that time to under 4 hours.

Porsche Advanced Cockpit Keeps Driver Informed

With two different 7-inch touchscreen panels constantly displaying information, the driver of the Porsche Panamera Hybrid receives vital vehicle information in real-time. Along with the standard speedometer and tachometer, an energy usage panel keeps you up-to-date on power used, power remaining and how far you can go until you run out of electricity. You’ll also see how much power you recover through regeneration, helping you to drive efficiently.

Switch Lets You Choose Driving Modes

Recognizing that drivers go through different moods, Porsche has outfitted the Panamera Hybrid with a driving mode selector mounted on the steering wheel. If you are looking for the most energy efficiency, select Hybrid Auto to have the car automatically make the best use of battery and gasoline engine power. Choose E-hold to conserve your electric power, or E-charge to have the gas engine bring your battery back up to a full charge. If you happen to come across that perfect stretch of lonely highway that begs for a little abuse, simply switch to the Sport or Sport Plus mode to get the most performance out of your Porsche. Stay in touch with Porsche of Tucson to see when the new Panamera Hybrid will be on the showroom floor.

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