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Hybrid here, hybrid there, hybrid everywhere, it seems. The next one to bat is from Porsche – the Panamera S Hybrid will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show before making its entry into the market in June.

Makes sense actually, especially if you already have a system running in another product in the lineup. In this case, the Panamera S Hybrid gets the same system found in the Cayenne S Hybrid – a 3.0 litre V6 compressor engine delivering 333 hp supported by a 47 hp electric motor, which also operates both as a generator and a starter.

There’s a NiMh battery in the mix, and the range in purely electric mode is approximately 2km, with speeds of up to 85 kph, depending on the driving situation. The transmission is the familiar eight-speed Tiptronic S box.


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Performance figures include a 0-100 kph time of 6.0 secs and a top speed of 270 kph, and despite the GT having a combined output of 380 hp, Porsche says that – shod with optional Michelin low rolling resistance rubbers – the car can manage a best case consumption of just 6.8 l/100 km based on the NEDC cycle.

Standard kit will include adaptive air suspension including the adaptive shock-absorber system with PASM, with Servotronic also on. The car will also feature an innovative display concept that provides the driver with all the relevant information about the vehicle’s specific hybrid driving status.