More news is emerging out of Germany about upcoming hybrids
. It has already been revealed that both the Cayenne
and the Panamera
sedan will be getting hybrid variants. It now looks like we might see a hybrid VW Touareg
as soon as 2008 with a 50hp electric motor mated up to a 3.6L 280 V-6 engine. That powertrain would be migrated into the Cayenne in 2009 and may appear in the Panamera at its launch the same year. Unlike Lexus
, it looks like Porsche is actually trying to create a more efficient version with the hybrids by using a smaller engine rather than mating the hybrid to their biggest gas engines. Of course this is all relative, since this thing will still be far from green.
[Source: AutoBild via GermanCarBlog