Local News: New Porsche Panameras Unveiled

Local News: New Porsche Panameras Unveiled

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
15 Sep 2011

Porsche Centre Singapore unveiled two new Panamera variants, the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S, to over 280 guests at a stylish party held at the Pavilion at Customs House yesterday evening. The classy Pavilion at Customs House venue perfectly complimented the sporty and luxurious image of the Panamera model range, providing both the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S an ideal setting to make their Singapore debut.

The 280 guests sportingly turned up in the colour theme of the launch event adding a dash of green to their elegant outfits. The call for a dash of green underscored Porsche’s commitment to developing high performance vehicles with a small environmental footprint as governed under the “Porsche Intelligent Performance” guiding principle – a trait seen in the engineering of both the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S. This principle allowed both the new Panamera models to achieve higher performance capabilities through a greater efficiency.

The two new additions to the Panamera family brings the total number of variants in the Panamera model range to eight models, each with its own unique attributes and distinctive performance capabilities. Similarly, the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S are designed and built to appeal to a different audience. The Panamera S Hybrid continues Porsche’s development in hybrid cars and is the most economical Porsche of all time, while the Panamera Turbo S takes its place as the top performance model in the Panamera family.

Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Stuttgart Auto said: “The Panamera model range has undoubtedly been a tremendous success for the Porsche brand. I am confident that the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S will continue this trend, providing Panamera buyers with added options to choose their ideal Panamera car. The Panamera S Hybrid in particular will continue to revolutionise the hybrid-car market in Singapore, achieving unmatched performance in both its driving ability and its environmentally-friendly specifications.”

The Panamera S Hybrid – the most economical Porsche of all time

The new Panamera S Hybrid is the most economical Porsche of all time. The car marks the beginning of a new chapter of Porsche Intelligent Performance, continuing the success story of the four-door Gran Turismo. Without sacrificing sportiness and elegance, the new hybrid model combines a total power output of 380 hp (279 kW) with a fuel consumption of only 6.8 l/100 km based on the NEDC. That equates to CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km. This makes the Panamera S Hybrid the most economical Porsche of all time and also put the Panamera S Hybrid ahead of all the other hybrid production vehicles in its class, the luxury class, in term of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Panamera S Hybrid sets new standards, both in terms of classic performance and when measured against hybrid vehicle characteristics. The Panamera S Hybrid accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, reaching a top speed of 270 km/h. The range in purely electric mode is approximately two kilometres, with electric driving possible up to 85 km/h depending on the driving situation.

The Panamera S Hybrid is driven by the same engine combination that has already proved itself in the Cayenne S Hybrid: the main propulsion is provided by a three-litre V6 compressor engine delivering 333 hp (245 kW) supported by a 47 hp (34 kW) electric motor. Both units are capable of powering the Panamera S Hybrid either alone or combined. The Panamera S Hybrid’s maximum output is available to the driver during what is called “boosting”. In this case, the combustion engine and electric motor’s drive torques are overlaid and added together. This is another major advantage of the Porsche hybrid concept. Whilst the combustion engine develops its maximum torque of 440 Nm at 3,000 to 5,250 rpm, the electric motor is able to implement its full torque of up to 300 Nm for propulsion from a standing start. The two drives’ maximum output of 380 hp (279 kW) is available at 5,500 rpm, whilst the combined torque of 580 Nm guarantees powerful thrust at just 1,000 rpm. Instead of the power-split hybrid drive usually found on the market, Porsche is implementing a parallel full hybrid. A concept for which there are several good reasons. In contrast to other hybrid concepts whose advantages are essentially played out during urban operation, the system developed by Porsche additionally offers the option of “sailing” with the Panamera S Hybrid up to a speed of 165 km/h without using the combustion engine. The parallel full hybrid also enables the acceleration and elasticity typical of a Porsche without the so-called rubber band effect of power-split hybrid systems. The concept therefore outstandingly matches Porsche’s philosophy of offering extraordinary performance with maximum efficiency at the same time.

The Panamera Turbo S – the new top model in the Panamera model line

With its new top model in the Gran Turismo model line, Porsche is raising the bar for sporty four-door cars in the luxury class by yet another notch. The new Panamera Turbo S is a unique combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort. The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the already very powerful engine in the Panamera Turbo. The maximum torque in the Panamera Turbo S is also increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo and during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully 800 Nm with the overboost function. The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera’s record sprint times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h is reached in 3.8 seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h. Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption remains the same as the Panamera Turbo – yet another example of “Porsche Intelligent Performance”. In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100 kilometres on 11.5 litres of fuel. The increased performance compared with the Panamera Turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements: Improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine and compressor wheel, resulting in a lower moment of inertia and thus in improved and more agile engine responsiveness.

The basic price of the Panamera S Hybrid starts from SGD 352,888 and the price for the Panamera Turbo S starts from SGD 633,888. This includes a 5-year free maintenance and warranty program, road tax and GST, but excludes COE. Prices are also subjected to change without prior notice. Terms and conditions apply.

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