Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche has announced its new Panamera S Hybrid, which will debut later this year. The new model offers 380 horsepower but is the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time.

The Panamera S Hybrid uses the same engine combination already proven in the Cayenne S Hybrid. It can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.0 seconds and can reach a top track speed of 270 km/h. Its range in purely electric mode is approximately two kilometres, with electric-only acceleration possible up to 85 km/h. It can also reduce consumption at high speeds thanks to its “sailing” function, which switches off the gasoline engine at speeds of up to 165 km/h.

The Panamera S Hybrid uses a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine delivering 333 horsepower, supported by a 47-horsepower electric motor, both of which are capable of powering the car either alone or in combination. It also uses a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery and eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

It will go on sale in the fall of 2011 in Canada at $108,700.

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