Last month Porsche unveiled the Panamera Hybrid at the New York Auto Show and the automaker wasted little time in announcing the latest Panamera powertrain.

The Panamera will soon be available with a diesel engine, which will be the latest addition to the Porsche Intelligent Performance family of vehicles centered on green-tech. The 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine puts out some impressive numbers :

  • 1,192 km range from its 80-litre tank
  • 247 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque available way down low at 1,750 rpm
  • 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h

Just as important are its emissions figures rated at 172 grams of CO2 per km driven (167g/km with low-resistance tires), which should help lower Porsche’s average CO2 fleet average considerably. Contributing to those low emission figures is the engine’s showcase of the latest in diesel tech including electrically controlled variable geometry turbochargers (VGTs), exhaust gas recirculation, an oxidation catalyst and a particle filter. Also standard is the auto start/stop feature found throughout the Panamera line up.

The Panamera goes on sale in Europe this August and starts at 80,183 euros.


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