Let’s Talk Numbers: BMW ActiveHybrid 7 vs. Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Let's Talk Numbers: BMW ActiveHybrid 7 vs. Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Last week, we here at egmCarTech launched a new segment called ‘Let’s Talk Numbers,’ where we take two or more vehicles and do a straight number battle and leave it up to you guys to decide which car is a better buy. We launched the segment with two new, fast and gas-guzzling supercars – the Ferrari 458 Italia vs. the new McLaren MP4-12C.

Today we’re going to go the more fuel-efficient route and put two luxury hybrid sedans in a head-to-head numerical battle. Today’s ‘Let’s Talk Numbers’ battle is between the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 vs. the new 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid.

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 750i:

  • Style: Sedan (5-Seater).
  • Drive Type: Rear-wheel-drive.
  • Power: 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 / 440-hp – 417 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 3-phase synchronous electric motor (powered by 120-volt lithium-ion battery), total output comes to 455-hp at 5,500-6,000 rpm – 516 lb-ft at 2,000-3,000 rpm.
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission with Hybrid Start/Stop function.
  • 0 to 60 mph: 4.7 seconds.
  • Top Speed: 150 mph.
  • Fuel-economy: 17/27 mpg (city/highway); 24 mpg combined.
  • Price: $97,700.

2011 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid:

  • Style: Sedan (4-seater).
  • Drive Type: Rear-wheel-drive.
  • Power: 3.0L Supercharged V6 / 333-hp – 324 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 47-hp – 221 lb-ft torque electric-motor (powered bynickel metal hydride battery), total output comes to 380-hp at 5,500 rpm – 427 lb-ft of torque at 1,000 rpm.
  • Transmission: 8-speed Tiptronic S gearbox.
  • 0 to 60 mph: 5.7 seconds.
  • Top Speed: 167 mph.
  • Fuel-economy: 34.5 mpg combined (converted from 6.8 L/100 km on NEDC); Panamera S Hybrid can also drive on pure electricity for 1 mile at speeds of just over 50 mph.
  • Price: $95,500.

There you have it – let us know which model you think wins this number comparison in the comments section after the jump.

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7:

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid:

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2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7:

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid:

– By: Omar Rana