Debut of the new Panamera S Hybrid and Panamera Turbo S at the Porsche Centre Bukit BintangSime Darby Auto Performance introduced two new Panamera variants
Kuala Lumpur. It was a rare occasion yesterday when so many Porsche cars from Malaysia and Singapore congregated in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The launch of the new Panamera S Hybrid and Panamera Turbo S was witnessed by over 400 media and guests in attendance at the Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang.
At the press launch of the latest Panamera variants, guests also witnessed the arrival of Porsche Parade Southeast Asia 2011. Sixty Porsche cars arrived from Singapore, along with the Malaysian group, continued their journey to Kuantan, and will arrive in time for the Singapore Island Drive on the Saturday as well as the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Singapore 2011, the support race of the 2011 FIA FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
The series of festive event continued in the evening with another over 400 guests arrived in sporty attire to be part of the launch. A highlight of the evening other than the Panamera S Hybrid and Panamera Turbo S launch was the surprise unveiling of the limited edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and the new Boxster Spyder.
The launch of both Panamera S Hybrid and Turbo S has added variety to the Panamera model range available in Malaysia. Both Panamera S Hybrid and Panamera Turbo S are new models that continue along the success story of this four-door Gran Turismo. The Panamera S Hybrid continues Porsche’s development in hybrid cars and is the most economical Porsche of all time, while the Panamera Turbo S takes its place as the top performance model in the Panamera family. There are 8 Panamera models in total, with the two additions that were introduced at the launch.
Mr Arnt Bayer said: “We are pleased to announce that the Panamera model is already well established and very popular in Malaysia, contributing to 22% of total sales with 101 sold Panamera since the launch in end of 2009 to date. We have already received many positive feedbacks on the Panamera and enquiries for the new Panamera well before its launch, and we are confident that sales for these two models will increase the total Panamera market share in Malaysia.”
The Panamera S Hybrid – the most economical Porsche of all time
The new Panamera S Hybrid is the most economical Porsche of all time. The car marks the beginning of a new chapter of Porsche Intelligent Performance, continuing the success story of the four-door Gran Turismo. Without sacrificing sportiness and elegance, the new hybrid model combines a total power output of 380 hp (279 kW) with a fuel consumption of only 6.8 l/100 km based on the NEDC. That equates to CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km. This makes the Panamera S Hybrid the most economical Porsche of all time and also put the Panamera S Hybrid ahead of all the other hybrid production vehicles in its class, the luxury class, in term of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Panamera S Hybrid sets new standards, both in terms of classic performance and when measured against hybrid vehicle characteristics. The Panamera S Hybrid accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, reaching a top speed of 270 km/h. The range in purely electric mode is approximately two kilometres, with electric driving possible up to 85 km/h depending on the driving situation.
The Panamera S Hybrid is driven by the same engine combination that has already proved itself in the Cayenne S Hybrid: the main propulsion is provided by a three-litre V6 compressor engine delivering 333 hp (245 kW) supported by a 47 hp (34 kW) electric motor. Both units are capable of powering the Panamera S Hybrid either alone or combined. The Panamera S Hybrid’s maximum output is available to the driver during what is called “boosting”. In this case, the combustion engine and electric motor’s drive torques are overlaid and added together. This is another major advantage of the Porsche hybrid concept. Whilst the combustion engine develops its maximum torque of 440 Nm at 3,000 to 5,250 rpm, the electric motor is able to implement its full torque of up to 300 Nm for propulsion from a standing start. The two drives’ maximum output of 380 hp (279 kW) is available at 5,500 rpm, whilst the combined torque of 580 Nm guarantees powerful thrust at just 1,000 rpm. Instead of the power-split hybrid drive usually found on the market, Porsche is implementing a parallel full hybrid. A concept for which there are several good reasons. In contrast to other hybrid concepts whose advantages are essentially played out during urban operation, the system developed by Porsche additionally offers the option of “sailing” with the Panamera S Hybrid up to a speed of 165 km/h without using the combustion engine. The parallel full hybrid also enables the acceleration and elasticity typical of a Porsche without the so-called rubber band effect of power-split hybrid systems. The concept therefore outstandingly matches Porsche’s philosophy of offering extraordinary performance with maximum efficiency at the same time.
The Panamera Turbo S – the new top model in the Panamera model line
With its new top model in the Gran Turismo model line, Porsche is raising the bar for sporty four-door cars in the luxury class by yet another notch. The new Panamera Turbo S is a unique combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort. The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the already very powerful engine in the Panamera Turbo. The maximum torque in the Panamera Turbo S is also increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo and during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully 800 Nm with the overboost function. The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera’s record sprint times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h is reached in 3.8 seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h. Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption remains the same as the Panamera Turbo – yet another example of “Porsche Intelligent Performance”. In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100 kilometres on 11.5 litres of fuel. The increased performance compared with the Panamera Turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements: Improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine and compressor wheel, resulting in a lower moment of inertia and thus in improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche’s new top-of-the-range Panamera boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. For example, in keeping with the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the sports exhaust system as standard for an even more emotional engine sound as well as the most important driving dynamics control systems. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation system, will control the vehicle’s tendency to lean when cornering, thus enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation. The Panamera Turbo S is fitted as standard with the Sport Chrono Package Turbo, tuning the suspension and power unit by pressing the additional “Sport Plus” button and making them even sportier. Additionally, in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode and during kick-down in normal mode, the overboost function is activated, temporarily increasing boost pressure. This increasing boost pressure significantly raises the maximum torque from 750 to 800 Nm, delivering more powerful acceleration and sprint speeds. Moreover, the “Launch Control” racing start function ensures the best possible acceleration when moving off by optimally coordinating engine control and the PDK shift program.
The basic price of the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S starts from RM910,000 and RM1,360,000 respectively. This includes a four-year warranty and four-year free service and maintenance, only available from SDAP, which provides customers with four years peace of mind along with the satisfaction of Porsche ownership.
About Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn Bhd
Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn Bhd (SDAP) is the official importer of Porsche in Malaysia taking over the operation from 2010. Sime Darby Auto Performance is under the Motors Division of the Sime Darby Group. SDAP distributes Porsche vehicles and parts and also provides After Sales services in Malaysia.
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