|Porsche showcased the essential Porsche Panamera line-up at the 2013 Auto Shanghai Show which began on Sunday.|
The new Porsche Panamera range or 2nd-Generation Gran Turismo is spearheaded by these variants: the Panamera S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S Executive and the Panamera Turbo Executive. Of course, a host of Porsche variants accompanied the 2nd-generation Panameras at the Porsche Auto Shanghai show booth, they included; Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayman, as well as Porsche 936 Spyder and 911 RSR (fastest 911 ever) race cars. In November, the Porsche 911 RSR is scheduled to appear at the six-hour race in this very city.
The Porsche Panamera range first arrived in China four years earlier, with the premiere of the first generation four-door Porsche. Last year, Porsche AG affirmed that globally one of every three Panameras were delivered to China. China, therefore, leads the world’s Porsche takers.
As previously featured on www.motorsportchannel.com, the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is the world’s first luxury plug-in hybrid. The Panamera S E-Hybrid incorporates a 3.0-liter V6 powerplant with bi-turbocharging. And, if you’d notice the 2nd-generation Panameras have a longer wheelbase. With the S E-Hybrid, 4S and Turbo Panameras; there ae now ten variations of the Porsche Panamera variant.
The full hybrid of the Panamera S E-hybrid enables the four-door sports to reach 416 hp and an unquestionable torque. A 0 – 100km/h takes only 5.5 seconds, while top speed touches 270km/h. NEDC fuel consumption and emissions are calculated at 3.1l/100 km and 71 g/km. In full electric mode, the car is able to get up to a class-leading top speed of 135km/h thanks to the lithium-ion battery with 9.4 kWh energy capacity.
The Porsche Panamera 4S and Turbo Executives have 15 cm longer wheelbase, which translates to more leg room for rear passengers. A host of extensive features from fine leather rear seats, air suspension to a sports car driving dynamics, the Panameras are every bit as fun and dynamic as the Porsche ‘Icon’. Like the Panamera hybrid version, both the Panamera 4S and Turbo take up a similar 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo powerplant. Eventhough downsized from V8, the powerplant indicates 20 more hp and 20 additional Nm of torque, as well as an 18% improvement in fuel consumption.
Porsche, though, has reserved the Panamera Executive variants for left-hand drive markets only.