There has been floating news about the upcoming hybrid and diesel powertrain options on Porsche’s Panamera across blogosphere and today we have a final word about its launch scheduled for next year. It is said that the hybrid comes operational with a 3.6-liter V6 engine providing 300 horsepower together with an extra hundred horsies from the electric motor. They say that the driver would now be able to selectively pick how much power can be hauled out from engine and motor combo. Other probable substitute powertrain for the Panamera is its diesel engine. Against the Cayenne potential to get the 3.0L diesel engine from Audi, the Panamera can two-fold the cylinder count by being bequeathed with Audi’s mammoth 6.0L V12 TDI that punches out 500 horsepower along with an implausible 758 lb-ft of torque.
Whist Audi’s large Q7 SUV manages around 20 miles per gallon; it is reckoned that it should do significantly improved in the low-slung Panamera. The six-cylinder Panamera won’t offer you an easy deal as it would cost you $127,000 and above all the impending four door Porsche hybrid is for deep pockets only.
Via AutoBlogGreen/ Edmunds