Porsche Panamera has extended its GT luxury range with a plugin-hybrid and two Executive models

Porsche has introduced the second generation of Gran Turismo with the innovation of a plug-in hybrid to the luxury range and two new Executive models - the Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive, which will feature the extended wheelbase, and the all-new twin-turbo 3.0 Litre V6 engine for the Panamera S and Panamera 4S. The new Panamera has now the broad range of 10 models which have the class-leading sporty dynamics with an enhanced level of driving comfort. It is now also engineered to give best fuel efficiency figures for the 2014 hybrid model with an improvement of 56%. The more sportier exterior with luxurious interior is all featuring the next generation Gran Turismo, which will be internationally premiered at the prestigious Auto China in Shanghai, which will start from April, 21st 2013. Porsche has built a more advanced Hybrid System for it new 2014 Panemera S E-Hybrid, which is comprised of a more potent electric motor system with a new high-performance battery which delivers more driving range and faster charging from an electrical grid externally. The new Hybrid system is capable of generating twice as much as output i.e. 95 hp[70 kilowatt] from the previous version. The new lithium-ion battery stores five times more energy i.e. 9.4 kWh as compared to the previous model. The full charging time is almost 2 and 1/2 hours in case of industrial outlet through a on-board charger and standard Porsche Universal Charger[AC], while it takes not more than 4 hours when charged from the regular household electrical outlet in Germany. Outstanding fuel efficiency improvements for Panamera S E-Hybrid. The NEDC fuel economy of 32.25 km/liter[3.1 liters for 100 kilometers] which is an improvement of 56% as compared to the previous model. While it emits a low CO2 emissions of 71 grams/kilometer. The full hybrid system of SE-Hybrid is capable of generating an output of 416 horsepower. In the all-electric mode with zero-emission and no fuel consumption, the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid has a driving range of 36 kilometers in NEDC test conditions where AC and heating system is deactivated, while on real situation of everyday life conditions, the driving range would be around 18 and 36 kilometers. It can accelerate up-to 135 km/hour in all-electric mode. On the other hand, the new hybrid model can sprint 0 to 100 km/hour in 5.5 seconds with the assist of electric motor boost. The new S E-Hybrid can accelerate to a top-speed of 270 km/hour with feature of 'coasting' in which internal combustion engine shut off and energy recovery by generating electricity. On the other hand, in the new Panamera S and Panamera 4S, the new engine configuration has been modified by a smaller V6 engine as compared to the V8 engine of previous model. In this the V6 is a Twin-turbo 3.0 Litre engine, which is now more potent with an additional output of 20 horsepower and an extra torque of 20 Newton Meters, as compared to the output of previous V8 engine. This engine configuration makes the new Panamera more efficient, while the turbocharging feature delivers a peak torque of 520 Newton Meters is available across wide range of engine speeds at low revs. The new Panamera Diesel and Panamera S E-Hybrid models is equipped with 8-speed automatic Tiptronic S, where transmission assists in delivering more efficiency like the extended start-stop function now deactivates the engine earlier and coasting to a stop, for better fuel efficiency. While most of the Panamera models are offered with the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung PDK. The new 2014 Panamera Turbo Executive and Panamera 4S Executive models are equipped with their 15 cm longer wheelbase, which offer more rear seating space and even better ride comfort. All Executive models have the innovative Panamera air suspension, which offers the best ride comfort and typical Porsche driving characteristics. The more enhanced exterior of the new Panamera models is featured with more firm and bolder linework at the front part which includes bigger air intakes and unique transition to the headlights. The more longer silhouette is created using more rearward angled rear window in the side profile. While on the rear side, with its new boot lid and broader rear window, the similar athletic characteristics of the Gran Turismo is created. The refreshed rear part contains broader spoiler and rear with the same look and feel transition which can be seen at the front of the vehicle. The new Panamera offers customised feature like new LED headlights with a unique look to the Gran Turismo. The Panamera models are upgraded by new standard features such as bi-xenon headlights, multifunction steering wheel and an automatic boot lid. In addition, an extended line-up of assistance systems is available for safety and convenience. The optimised adaptive cruise control system, e.g., now actively intervenes in the braking process in hazardous situations. Camera-based traffic sign detection and lane departure warning offer greater convenience in cross-country and motorway travel. The next generation Panamera's 10 models will be launched on the market in July 2013. Germany Pricing details of Panamera range :
  • The Panamera Diesel price starts at 81,849 Euros.
  • The Panamera price starts at 83,277 Euros.
  • The Panamera 4 is priced at 88,513 Euros.
  • The Panamera S is priced at 101,841 Euros.
  • The Panamera 4S is priced at 107,196 Euros.
  • The Panamera S E-Hybrid is priced at 110,409 Euros.
  • The Panamera GTS is priced at 121,595 Euros.
  • The Panamera 4S Executive is priced at 132,662 Euros.
  • The Top model Panamera Turbo is priced at 145,990 Euros.
  • The Top model Panamera Turbo Executive is priced at 163,364 Euros.
The above prices are valid for Germany, which includes VAT and market-specific features. From the start of 2014, a new diesel engine with 300 horspower (220 kilowatt) will replace the current diesel, which offers enhanced driving fun with typical diesel efficiency. In 2014, the all-new Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive will be introduced to broaden the exclusivity of the class with more sportier characteristics. For U.S., the next generation of Panamera models will be available starting late in 2013. While the Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive variants will be available in 2014. U.S. Pricing details of Panamera range :  
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
*For U.S. base pricing does not include options, taxes, dealer charges, and a destination fee of $975. Photos of 2014 Porsche Panamera models [gallery] Auto News Release Source : Porsche