Porsche achieved the best first quarter in its history, delivering some 63,500 cars and the new Panamera became its fastest growing model (up 200% year-over-year).
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
As it was reported late last year, most of the Panamera sales happen to be plug-in hybrids - at least in Europe.
In the first quarter of 2018, more than 60% of all Panamera sold in Europe were PHEV.
With the introduction of more or updated plug-in models, as well as the all-new pure electric Mission E, and maybe even the Mission E Cross Turismo, electrification soon could become the most important part of Porsche's business.
"Stuttgart. It’s been a successful start to the year: In the first quarter of 2018, Porsche AG delivered around 63,500 vehicles worldwide, equivalent to an increase of six per cent compared with the previous year. This represents the most successful first quarter in the sports car manufacturer’s history. The USA, Europe and the company’s home market in Germany were the main drivers of growth, as well as the Panamera and 911 model lines. The US market recorded the largest overall growth, with deliveries increasing by 10 per cent to around 14,000 vehicles. In terms of the specific models, the Panamera introduced in 2017 achieved the largest percentage growth with an increase of around 200 per cent. The development of the hybrid segment has been especially positive: In Europe, more than 60 per cent of the Panamera models handed over to customers during the first quarter were hybrid versions."
Quick specs on the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive:
- all-wheel drive with 340 kW (462 hp) and 700 Nm system output. Electric motor peak power stands at 100 kW and 400 Nm, while 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine (243 kW/330 hp/450 Nm) is combined with eight-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
- 50 km (31 miles) of NEDC all-electric range – or about 38 km/24 miles in real world/EPA terms (with speeds up to 140 km/h / 87 miles),
- combined fuel consumption 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; energy consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km)
- 14.1 kWh battery (up 50% from 9.4 kWh)
- top speed 278 km/h (173 mph)
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds
- 5.8 h charging at 3.6 kW or 3.6 h at 7.2 kW on-board charger