The entire Porsche Panamera lineup gets a refresh for the 2014 model year, and new additions to the range include two long-wheelbase models and this E-Hybrid fuel-sipper that makes its debut here at the Shanghai Motor Show. And, well, we say "fuel-sipper" lightly.

Porsche has packed its hybrid Panamera with 416 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque, and that certainly makes for one quick sedan-hatchback-thing. Hitting 60 miles per hour will reportedly take just 5.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 167 mph. And while Porsche hasn't revealed specific powertrain details, the company says that the S E-Hybrid "improves upon the concept offered by the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor," which leads us to believe that the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine at the heart of it all still remains intact.

Fuel economy numbers (or estimates) have not been released as of this writing, but we expect to have that information closer to the car's on-sale date later this year. As for the new battery system, Porsche says that when plugged into a 240-volt charging station, it can be fully charged in just two and a half hours. When topped off, the Panamera S E-Hybrid should have an electric driving range of around 20 miles at speeds up to 84 mph, though, obviously, not at the same time.

Have a look at the press release below for more information.
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Porsche Debuts Plug-in Panamera at Auto Shanghai


Shanghai/Atlanta. Today Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the 2014 Panamera at Auto Shanghai, the Asian market's leading auto show. The centerpiece of the show for Porsche is the appearance of the new Panamera S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid offering from the German automaker. Also making their debut are two luxurious Executive versions for the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, which feature an extended wheelbase and a completely new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. With this launch, the Panamera line-up now increases to nine individual models that offer an extended range between sportiness and comfort.

"The Porsche Panamera and China – that is a very special success story," said Matthias Müller, president and CEO of Porsche AG. "Exactly four years ago, we introduced the first Panamera to a world audience here in Shanghai – and very intentionally here. Because it was clear to us that our Gran Turismo would be precisely the right model for this future market. And we were not mistaken. In 2012, one out of three Panamera cars were delivered to China."

Since then, China has gained in importance and become the second largest Porsche market in the world, behind the United States.

The new Panamera S E-Hybrid improves upon the concept offered by the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations. The electric drive produces 95 hp, more than double the power of the previous model's electric motor (47 hp). Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 kWh has increased capacity over the previous battery (1.7 kWh). Via the integrated on-board charging componentry and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), the battery can reach full charge within approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source.

The Panamera S E-hybrid is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 167 mph.

In a second world premiere, Porsche President and CEO Matthias Müller presented the new Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models, which feature a wheelbase extended by 5.9 inches, enabling even more rear seating comfort and come with an extensive range of standard features. For example, all Executive models are equipped with Adaptive air-suspension featuring Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which combines superior performance and enhanced ride comfort.

The new Panamera models will be available in the U.S. starting late in 2013. Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive variants will be available in 2014. Pricing details are as follows:

Panamera $78,100

Panamera 4 $82,800

Panamera S $93,200

Panamera 4S $98,300

Panamera S E-Hybrid $99,000

Panamera GTS $113,400

Panamera 4S Executive $125,600

Panamera Turbo $141,300

Panamera Turbo Executive $161,100


*Base pricing does not include options, taxes, dealer charges and a destination fee of $975.


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      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Twice as many HP on pure electric, and 5 times the capacity - that's a huge improvement, and at about the same price as the previous hybrid. And if the numbers are the same for this as they were for the "estimated" numbers of the Panamera Sport Turismo, it'll be getting something like 67mpg (claimed under the euro test method). Suddenly the loss of Fisker doesn't sting so much,
      • 1 Year Ago
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        ElectricAvenue
        • 1 Year Ago
        I'd agree with Dan on the "not green" point. But that's a criticism of the writer, not of Porsche. Porsche never said it was "green". Clearly the car isn't remotely intended to be "environmentally responsible". That's not what Porsche sells.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ElectricAvenue
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      Koenigsegg
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol what a joke
      magus47
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want to be a designer with Porsche. What you get called out every five years and you make one line different and there ya are a new Porsche.
      Spec
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Model S and Model X will eat its lunch.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        Sure, in some ways. 0-60 and 1/4 mile the Tesla probably has an advantage. But top speed is not even close and your limited to 260 miles before requring a recharge. And if you drive spirited at all, that 260 miles goes way down. The Porsche you can drive during the week and take the track on the weekend. That won\'t really work for the Tesla.
          mustang_sallad
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          I was always curious to see what would win out, Fisker's ER-EV or Tesla's pure EV, since they competed fairly closely in terms of size, cost, luxury. But not all other things were equal. Porsche obviously won't have the same problems as Fisker, so this will be a chance to see which technology has a bigger market. Similar to the Leaf vs Volt battle.
          Spec
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          LOL. Yeah, Porsche can have the 'drive during the week and take the track on the weekend' market. That is statistically around zero.
          Cayman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          As opposed to that huge"take my gran tourer to the drag strip" market??? I think its safe to say that Porsche is pretty happy with its market as of late.
          Cayman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          Yes, range will decrease in the gasoline engine if you drive it hard, but nowhere near as quickly as it would in a pure electric engine. Gasoline engines produce power more effiencently when driven near their extreme limit (of course cars become less effiicent at this point, which more than offsets the improvement from the engine). Electric cars dont have that gain of efficiency (or probably more accurately they don\'t suffer from inefficiencies at the bottom of their power output). That\'s why electric car range is so much more dependent on speed you are traveling relative to gasoline engines. And of course, to refil a gasoline engine you just pour in a few gallons of gas. For an electric car, you need to find an charger and then wait (typically hours).
          Zapbrannigan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          If you drive the Porsche hard you'll be lucky to get 10mpg - range suffers if you drive anything hard, don't matter if its EV or gas.
        Zapbrannigan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        Agree, Tesla must be really eating into Porsches Panamera sales.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        not even in the same class
      MMM
      • 1 Year Ago
      S T U N N I N G!!! The only reason so many haters is just cause they can't afford one...
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      still looks like a dead frog.
      Spec
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it is cute that Porsche is trying to be more like Tesla by partially electrifying their car. . Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spec
        Seems like this is much more similar to the Volt.... Which of course was influenced by the Insight. Which was influenced by locomotives. I really don't see ow this relates to a tesla even a little bit. Tesla have just an electric motor which is why rangeis such an issue. This, like other plugin hybrids, has the advantage of both electric and internal combustion.
      stvhndyman
      • 1 Year Ago
      "should have an electric driving range of around 20 miles". You've got to be kidding. 2 1/2 hours charging to go only 20 miles?
        Spec
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stvhndyman
        Just plug in before you go to sleep. That is 20 cheap miles available every day. For most people, that will account for most of their driving.
      ScottsdaleM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did this dude just try to compare a g37 coupe to a big sedan that competes with an S class, 7 series, and an A8??? Let alone the fact that it's a hybrid? This is a joke right?
      Jai302
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nobody cares what a **** Tesla does. This is a PORSCHE. Tesla is an American brand, enough said.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still butt ugly, pun intended
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