Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid in 2013

Panamera PHEV 1 photo
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Porsche has decided to give the Panamera four-door a slight makeover and together with it will debut a brand new powertrain to give it something the competition doesn’t have: electric driving range as a plug-in hybrid.
We’ve suspected for a while now that Porsche had PHEV ambitions, since it can’t corner the market on pure hybrid tech. What’s more, back in January we showed you this test mule spotted in Scandinavia.

On the left side of the car, just behind the C-pillar, there’s an obvious indentation that that isn’t there on any other car, not even the Panamera S Hybrid.

Porsche has long ago confirmed they have a bunch of test platforms and prototypes, but the project was never given the green light... until now.

Motor Trend reports the Panamera S Plug-in Hybrid will have a larger lithium-ion with an electric range on the European drive cycle of 30 kilometers, or 19 miles. The existing engine and drivetrain will be kept from the Panamera S Hybrid - a 3.0L V6 mated to an automatic 8-speed.
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