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William Maley

Porsche News: Rumorpile: Hybrid Power Being Considered For Next 911

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The next-generation Porsche 911 could have another model joining its extensive lineup. CarAdvice.com.au has learned from Porsche CEO Matthias Muller that hybrid power for the 911 has been under serious consideration.

“We have been doing some analysis to see whether it will work,” said Muller. “There is no decision up until now [but] we are negotiating that, and we will see. Maybe in the next generation – there is no reason against it and we will see if we have some reasons to do it.”

The next-generation 911 is expected to arrive by 2018 at the earliest, but that isn't the only model being considered for hybrid power. Muller said that the entire lineup is being looked at whether or not it would be a good idea to do a hybrid model.

“It depends from the lifecycle and the lifecycle of Porsches will be another opportunity to do that [hybrids],” Muller said. [in] 2016 the Panamera, then step by step. From my point of view we will see a four-cylinder engine in the next generation of Boxster and Cayman [but] there is no decision [on four-cylinder hybrid].”

Source: CarAdvice.com.au

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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Purest will scream about this, but I stand by my remarks in the Acura thread that who ever delivers a complete Hybrid lineup with performance of what Tesla has shown in their AWD top of the line S version but at more reasonable prices will truly corner the market.

 

Porsche has a huge profit margin and I believe they could make the whole lineup Hybrid and come out ahead as profitable.

 

Purest be damned, the electric motor is here to stay.

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Not surprising: hybrid is good for EPA ratings, but also for performance assist as the electric motors have high and constant torque. Just have a base version geared towards mpg without too much performance sacrificed, and on top of that offer an all-out hybrid performance model.

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