We managed to acquire a second batch of spy shots depicting a prototype of the second generation Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.
It was wearing a minimal amount of camouflage as only the headlights and taillights were hidden as well as the LED daytime running lights and a section of the front wings. We know for sure this is a hybrid version as it has two fuel caps, one on the right rear wing for gasoline/diesel and another on left rear wing for electricity.
It's unknown at this point what will power the new hybridized Panamera, but it could turn out to be an evolution of the hardware arrangement fitted onto the current model. As a reminder, the model has a 333 bhp V6 3.0-liter teamed up with a 95 bhp electric motor to provide a combined output of 410 bhp (306 kW). It needs 5.5 seconds until 60 mph (96 km/h) and will top out at 167 mph (269 km/h).
As far as fuel consumption is concerned, it stands at 3.1 liters / 100 km (75.8 mpg US or 91.1 mpg UK) and emits 71 g/km of CO2. Thanks to the 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, the current Panamera S E-Hybrid can run solely on electric power for up to 22 miles (35 km).
Porsche has previously announced the second-gen Panamera will go on sale in the second half of next year.