First 2014 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid Spotted in Vienna [Video]
Earlier this month, Porsche unveiled a new Panamera model at the Shanghai Auto Show. Many changes have been announced for the luxury saloon, including an extended wheelbase version, a new twin-turbo V6 and this, the world's first plug-in hybrid drive in the luxury class.
Sure, the Tesla Model S is is a plug-in car, but the amazing Panamera S E-Hybrid manages to go green and still burn fuel. The E-Hybrid is powered by a 3-liter V6 engine which produces 333 hp on its own and is helped by a 95 hp lactic motor that can power the car on its own for anywhere between 11 to 22 miles (13 to 36 km).
The video shot round the streets of Vienna shows the car running in EV mode using its new lithium-ion battery, which has 9.4 kWh of energy. The car is totally unobtrusive, silent and clean. With its new taillights and front end, it's also very nice to look at. It's certainly no Klimt painting, but we'd take it over a Prius every day!
By Mihnea Radu