Geneva motor show: Porsche Panamera Hybrid

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Porsche has launched the hybrid version of its Panamera saloon at the Geneva show.

The luxury model shares its powertrain with the Cayenne hybrid which means it gets an Audi-sourced 3.0-litre, supercharged V6 mated to a 44bhp electric engine. That means there's no lack of power - 380bhp to be precise.

Geneva Motor Show 2011

Geneva Motor Show 2011


That pace is enough to propel it to 60mph in 6.0s and then on to 168mph. But the eye-catching thing about the Panamera Hybrid is not its speed, it's the fact that Porsche has made sure the car emits less than 160g/km CO2.

That won't mean much if you don't drive a company car, but for those in the know the car's 159g/km CO2 emissions means that more of the car's cost can be written off as a company expense.



Even more enticing to those buying with the firm's money is the fact that the kind-to-the-environment Panamera is also cleaner than its diesel-powered rivals from BMW and Jaguar.

The Porsche uses a nickel metal hydride battery to store charge for the electric motor, and is capable of propelling the Panamera forward until it hits 37mph when the V6 kicks in.

If you've got your eyes on one of Porsche's new green machines you can pick one up from June when the Panamera Hybrid S will set you back £86,146 and the four wheel drive 4S around £3k more.


Geneva Motor Show 2011

Geneva Motor Show 2011