Porsche Reveals New Panamera Models during New York International Auto Show

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by in Porsche Canada

  • North American Premier of Ultimate Porsche Four-door Sports Sedan
  • Porsche Unveils New Panamera S Hybrid
  • Working Replica of World’s First Hybrid from 1900 during Show

NEW YORK — Apr 20, 2011 – Marking a North American premiere during a New York International Auto Show, Porsche currently showed dual new versions of a rarely acclaimed Panamera four-door sports sedan, including a company’s many fuel-efficient automobile ever — a 2012 Panamera S Hybrid — and a highest-performance Panamera ever, a 2012 Panamera Turbo S.

Today we are phenomenon dual new, energetic and high-performance Panamera models, pronounced Detlev von Platen, Porsche Cars North Americas President and CEO. One is a rarely modernized hybrid and a other is a automobile that raises a bar aloft than ever in a reward sports sedan segment.

Powerful New Panamera Turbo S is Revealed

With a new four-door Panamera Turbo S, Porsche is substantiating a new benchmark for a competitors by delivering ultra high opening and efficiency, sports-car-like pushing dynamics, and first-class comfort in a quite Porsche package.

The appetite underneath a hood of a new top-of-the-line Panamera is formed on a proven twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engine in a Panamera Turbo. In a Turbo S this powerplant generates 550 horsepower, 50 some-more than that of a Panamera Turbo. The torque is also increasing significantly over a Turbo from 516 lb-ft to 553 lb-ft. Even some-more torque — 590 lb-ft — is generated temporarily by a Sport and Sport Plus overboost mode of a customary Sport Chrono Package Turbo.

The boost in appetite in a Panamera Turbo S is a outcome of a quicker, some-more manageable turbo response and mutated engine control unit. With a assistance of Launch Control, a newest Panamera can strech 60 mph in usually 3.6 seconds. The top-track speed is 190 mph. And notwithstanding this increasing performance, fuel expenditure is approaching to sojourn allied to a Panamera Turbo that delivers an EPA estimated rating of 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway. Official EPA fuel economy estimates for a Panamera Turbo S will spin accessible before to a car’s on-sale date after this spring.

Even for a world-class oppulance car, a Panamera Turbo S offers an unusually high spin of features. In gripping with a sporty concept, it comes versed with a many critical driving-dynamic control systems. For example, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is an active anti-roll complement that significantly reduces together physique transformation during corning, that enhances stability, doing and altogether passenger comfort. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is also customary and works to assistance safeguard aloft traction and higher-performance cornering by requesting a non-static torque separate to a back wheels in multiple with an electronically tranquil back differential lock. Also customary is Porsches modernized speed-sensitive Servotronic steering system, a sports empty system, and a Sport Chrono Package Turbo that serve tunes a engine and cessation during a hold of a Sport Plus button.

While a sporting impression of a new Panamera Turbo S is many apparent behind a wheel, a car’s extraneous tastefully exudes a high-performance ambitions. The new 20-inch Turbo II wheels with increasing back spindle lane width, side skirts from a Porsche Exclusive range, and a adaptive four-way fluctuating back spoiler demonstrate a car’s chosen opening abilities. Inside, a alloy of exclusivity and sportiness is conveyed in a interior by a customary bi-color leather finish. A new multiple of black/cream is offering exclusively for a new Panamera Turbo S with Agate Grey/cream also being combined as an disdainful choice after this year. Agate Gray Metallic will also be an disdainful extraneous color.

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S will have a bottom MSRP of $173,200 (excluding destination).

Porsche Expands a Hybrid Lineup with a Panamera S Hybrid

The entrance of a Panamera S Hybrid adds another critical section to a Porsche Intelligent Performance truth of committing to build new cars that essay to broach sportier opening with some-more fuel potency and reduce emissions. Without sacrificing high-performance or oppulance and comfort, this new Panamera indication produces 380 horsepower with fuel expenditure of usually 6.8 L/100 km on a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), origination it a many fuel fit Porsche of all time.

Official EPA fuel economy estimates for a U.S. will be accessible closer to a car’s on-sale date late this year.

As we would pattern from Porsche, a Panamera S Hybrid sets new standards in terms of opening as good as hybrid efficiencies. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in usually 5.7 seconds and has a tip lane speed of 167 mph (270 km/h). Its operation in quite electric mode is approximately one mile, with electric-only acceleration probable adult to usually over 50 mph (85 km/h).

The Porsche together full hybrid complement also reduces expenditure during high speeds interjection to a sailing or coasting mode. When a motorist rises off a accelerator during normal highway cruising speeds, a gasoline engine is totally switched off and unattached from a drivetrain by a decoupling clutch. This eliminates a explosion engines drag army and braking outcome in a seductiveness of reduce resistance, fuel expenditure and emissions. As shortly as a motorist presses a accelerator, to pass another automobile for example, a gasoline engine uniformly starts within fractions of a second and engine rpms are increasing to compare a stream automobile speed. It does this seamlessly interjection to a Hybrid Manager, that also helps a Panamera S Hybrid accelerate boldly in gears during aloft speeds.

The Panamera S Hybrid employs a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 333 horsepower. It is upheld by a 47-horsepower (34 kW) electric motor. Depending on pushing conditions, possibly expostulate section can work exclusively or together to expostulate a back wheels. The electric motor, that also serves as a car’s generator and starter, combines with a decoupling purchase to form a compress hybrid procedure located between a explosion engine and a transmission. The electric engine is connected to a nickel steel hydride (NiMh) battery that stores electric appetite recovered from braking and other pushing situations. The delivery is a same eight-speed Tiptronic S propitious in a Cayenne models, with a far-reaching operation of rigging ratios.

The Panamera S Hybrid has an even aloft spin of customary apparatus than a V8 Panamera S that includes Adaptive Air Suspension with a Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive startle absorber system, Servotronic variable-assist appetite steering and a horde of other features. This new indication also facilities an innovative arrangement that provides a motorist with applicable information about a standing of a vehicle’s hybrid expostulate systems.

The Panamera S Hybrid will go on sale in a United States after in 2011 during a bottom suggested sell cost of $95,000 (excluding destination).

World’s First Hybrid is Incredibly Recreated

In 1900, story came to life when Professor Ferdinand Porsche built a initial organic hybrid car. Aptly called Semper Vivus, that means Always Alive this ancestral automobile has been resurrected 111 years after by Porsche as a reverence to this acclaimed engineers idealist thinking.

The entirely organic Semper Vivus replica, formed on strange drawings and downright research, is a collaborative bid between Porsche Engineering and Karosseriebau Drescher, a coachbuilding association formed in Hinterzarten in a state of Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany. Its dictatorial pattern impresses onlookers to this really day, and for a initial time in a United States it is on arrangement during a New York Auto Show press day on Apr 20.

In Nov 2007 a Porsche Museum embarked on one of a many engaging and severe projects in a history: a construction of a true reproduction of a 1900 Lohner-Porsche Semper Vivus. Even 111 years after a invention, building a world’s initial functioning hybrid automobile was a good plea for all. Ultimately it was not usually about an impassioned courtesy to visible sum though also achieving a same pushing opening as a original.

The Porsche Museum entrusted a workmanship to a group of experts led by coachbuilder Hubert Drescher, who had already proven his cunning in countless formidable replacement projects. As with a series of racing automobile projects, a aluminum physique of a Porsche Type 64 museum vaunt originates from a Hinterzarten coachbuilder workshop, as well.

Exhaustive investigate in several repository a opposite Europe was a initial step. The outcome was a handful of black-and-white photos and an strange technical sketch portion as a project’s foundation. As with Prof. Porsche, a Semper Vivus reproduction primarily began as a vacant piece of paper.

This meant that in further to a good understanding of imagination, a plan compulsory endless investigate and calculations in sequence to be steadily reconstruct an accurate and operative correspondence of a electric wheel-hub motor. Since no specifications or other useful annals had survived, experts primarily combined prepared reckoners and pattern drawings on graph paper in a time-honored fashion. This concerned a perfected investigate and difficult dimensions of photos and drawings. As there was no functioning circle heart engine in existence, technical sum such as opening and operation had to be resurrected and distributed from scratch.

The reproduction car’s talent rivals what it took to build a original. What can be seen now took 3 years to build and inventive engineering and craftsmanship, as good as a value hunt for strange parts, including some for a explosion engine.

Today, Prof. Porsche’s innovative suggestion lives on during Porsche, as a precious chronological origination and as an impulse for a company’s joining to building new and ever-more modernized hybrid systems.

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), formed in Atlanta, Ga. is a disdainful U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, a Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned auxiliary of Porsche AG, that is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who yield parts, service, selling and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to yield Porsche business a best-in-class knowledge that is in gripping with a brand’s 63-year story and care in a enrichment of automobile performance, reserve and efficiency. At a core of this success is Porsche’s unapproachable racing birthright that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

Note: Photos are accessible to accredited reporters on a Porsche Press Database during http://press.porsche.com. Video footage is accessible to purebred users during http://thenewsmarket.com/porsche.

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