OFFICIAL: Porsche Panamera Diesel And Hybrid Coming In 2011
Porsche extends the range of their Panamera model with two new version scheduled for next year. We’re talking about a 300 HP diesel engine and the hybrid drive train from its brother, Cayenne.
Porsche is seeking the sales success at any price, so they want to use all the aces they have in their sleeves. The Stuttgar automaker plans to get the most from the success Panamera enjoyed, planning new versions, coming to meed the different needs of the customers.
The novelties will debut on the European market starting 2011, when Porsche is most likely to launch their second diesel model. Porsche Panamera is waited to get the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine, capable of delivering a total of 300 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque. The same unit can be found on its VW Group brothers in the Audi yard, more precisely on A6, A7 Sportback and A8 flagship.
But Porsche is not stopping here, as the Stuttgart engineers are going to bring, in 2011 too, the hybrid version of Panamera. Just like Porsche Caynne, the four-door coupe adopts a hybrid drive train, as a 47 HP electric motor will help, the 3.0-liter V6 TSI engine of 333 HP.
According to Porsche CEO Matthias Muller, Porsche Panamera might come in the near future with a plug-in system for recharging the lithium-ion batteries, coming with the hybrid version. A concept was already developed in Porsche labs, Muller saying that he even drove it and that was impressed.
At Los Angeles Auto Show 2010, Muller have not ruled out the possibility of four-cylinder engines in the Boxer and Cayman line-up, as well as reducing CO2 emissions for Porsche 911. As well, Muller spoke about the links between Bentley and and about Porsche goals of moving part of the production in China, in order to meet the demand.