Porsche is showing off its Panamera Sport Turismo concept car to give an insight into their next generation of hybrid cars.
All only a concept at this stage it is powered by a parallel full hybrid; 3-litre V6 engine with a hybrid module with electric motor and disengagement clutch, powering the rear-wheels. The V6 engine produces 333 hp with another 95 hp from the hybrid module, producing a total output of 416 hp peak power.
It would feature a lithium-ion battery with 9.4 kWh capacity (2.5 hours to full charge) and plug-in charging system compatible with the A/C electrical power grid; it is also recharged when it is on the move. It is capable of around 80 mph under pure electric power with a 0-62 mph time of sub 6 seconds and the possibility of 67 mpg and CO2 emissions under 82 g/km.
The Panamera Sport Turismo gives the driver entirely new options for customised communications. The driver can use mobile online services to access and control all key vehicle information with a smart phone app. Charge control by mobile phone shows the user just how much electricity the battery has already stored at any given time and predicts how much more time the charging process will take. In addition, there is a charging timer with user-defined charging times. Moreover, the vehicle’s interior can also be preconditioned by mobile phone, e.g. by turning on the air conditioner, and the vehicle will already be at the right temperature before driving with electricity supplied from a household electrical outlet.
To help with fuel efficiency there aren’t wing mirrors instead there are two cameras mounted in the side air outlets whose images are shown on the displays in the cockpit.
We do not know at this stage if the Panamera Sport Turismo is going into production or an indication of the price, but it would not have come this far if there weren’t firm plans from Porsche.Published 26 September 2012