Porsche Panamera Hybrid Expected To Debut at 2011 Geneva Auto Show
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Porsche Panamera Hybrid Expected To Debut at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

2011 Geneva Auto Show


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2011 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Porsche says only that it will feature "the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model" in Geneva.
  • Porsche first disclosed details of the future Panamera Hybrid three years ago.
  • The Panamera Hybrid is expected to come to the U.S. later this year as a 2012 model.

GENEVA — Porsche is expected to unveil the Panamera Hybrid, as well as a new diesel version of its four-door sedan, at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The Panamera Hybrid is likely to arrive in the U.S. later this year as a 2012 model.

Porsche first disclosed details of the future Panamera Hybrid in early 2008, saying it would share a parallel-hybrid system with the Cayenne Hybrid. Porsche's system enables the vehicle to operate with an electric motor, a gasoline engine or a combination of both.

In a diagram of the Panamera Hybrid released three years ago, the battery pack is located in the luggage compartment. The hybrid module — which bundles the electric motor and an additional clutch — is positioned between the engine and gearbox.

In a press release on Friday, Porsche would confirm only that it will host "the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model" at the Geneva auto show.

Edmunds.com says: No clue yet on pricing, but the 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid fetches a modest $3,300 premium over the standard gasoline-powered Cayenne S. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent

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