Porsche is already a leading luxury automative brand, but it tapped into the luxury sports sedan market with the Panamera in 2009, selling over 150,000 units. Serious rev-heads love the iconic Porsche 911 and it's hard to beat that roadster. But the new model Panamera represents a complete reinvention of Porsche, with new design and new technologies made possible with an investment of 500 million Euros and a completely new body manufacturing facility in Leipzig.
The Panamera looks like a supercar with its accentuated flyline but keeps the best features of the classic sports car. Porsche means speed and power, but the company cares about optimizing fuel consumption and environmental impact. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a parallel plug-in hybrid that gives you the option of being powered by combustion engine, by electric machine, or by both units working together. The high-voltage battery is recharged via direct connection to an 240V socket or, whilst driving, through the process of brake energy recovery, or via the combustion engine. It's emissions-free and quiet up to a speed of 83 mph. In coasting mode the consumption engine rests, further saving on fuel consumption. It's the car of the future, today.