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  • Gran Turismo with 380 hp (279 kW) power output and 6.8 l/100 km (41.54 mpg imp.) combined consumption based on the NEDC
  • Panamera S Hybrid accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds
  • The Panamera Hybrid is expected to come to the U.S. later this year as a 2012 model.

Porsche Panamera Hybrid is finally here.  This will be the second production hybrid model from Porsche after the Cayenne SUV. Without sacrificing sportiness or elegance, this new Panamera model produces 380 horsepower with fuel consumption of only 6.8 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

As for emissions, the Panamera S Hybrid releases only 159 grams of CO2 per kilometer, which means it achieves not only the best figure in its class but it also becomes the most economic Porsche of all time.

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A nickel metal hydride battery can store enough charge to shove the S hybrid up to 37mph, before the V6 clutches in. Performance is between the Panamera Turbo and 4S with 0-62mph in six secs and a 168mph top speed.

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More interesting is that Panamera S Hybrid has an even higher level of standard equipment than the V8 Panamera S. Adaptive Air Suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive shock absorber system, Servotronic® variable-assist power steering and a rear wiper have been added to the list of standard equipment. Other standard features include Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation, the universal audio interface to connect an external audio source such as an iPod or a USB stick to the PCM system, and Bi-Xenon headlights. Inside, this new model also features an innovative display that provides the driver with relevant information about the status of the vehicle’s hybrid drive systems.

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Porsche will premiere the parallel full hybrid model alongside the 918 RSR hybrid racing car concept, the 243kW Cayman R, the 911 Black Edition and the Boxster S Black Edition at Geneva on March 1.