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Porsche to sell 159g/km Panamera

Date: 17 February 2011

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Porsche has announced it will launch a hybrid Panamera which will emit 159g/km and return 41.5mpg on a combined cycle.

Until now the lowest emitting Porsche was the Cayenne S Hybrid at 193g/km, but the introduction of the Panamera S Hybrid makes it the brand's first viable fleet car, falling below the Capital Allowance threshold at 160g/km.

On sale in June, priced at £86,146, the 3.0-litre 380hp engine offers 0-62mph in 6 secs and a top speed of 168mph.

The range in electric mode is around 1.25 miles, with driving in this mode possible up to 53 mph, depending on road and traffic conditions.

It's driven by the same engine combination as the Cayenne S Hybrid, a model which already accounts for a fifth of Cayenne sales in the UK. The main propulsion is by a supercharged three-litre V6 engine delivering 333hp (245 kW) supported by a 47hp (34 kW) electric motor. Both power units are capable of powering the Panamera S Hybrid either alone or together.

Standard specification includes leather interior, Porsche Active Suspension Management, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear park assist, tyre pressure monitoring, automatic dimming rear view mirrors, Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen satellite navigation and audio controls, cruise control and a three year warranty.

The Panamera S Hybrid also features adaptive air suspension as standard, plus a display panel - already seen in the Cayenne Hybrid - that provides the driver with relevant information about the vehicle's hybrid driving status.

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