2013 Porsche Panamera 4S

Boosting of performance and efficiency is a core competency at Porsche. In developing the new Panamera, this led to an entirely new engine based on the downsizing concept: a V6 engine with three litres displacement and biturbo charging.

The V6 biturbo replaces the previous 4.8-litre V8 engine in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, and it is also used in the new Executive version of the Panamera 4S. Its basic parameters themselves are indicators of progress: 20 hp more power and 20 Newton metres more torque, but up to 18 per cent better fuel economy compared to the V8 engine in the previous model.

This not only gives the driver a more powerful and efficient engine; turbocharging results in a maximum torque of 520 Newton metres being available over a very broad range of engine speeds for a superior and uniform power curve, even at low revs.

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

2013 Porsche Panamera 4S

Panamera 4S

2013 Porsche Panamera 4S

Panamera 4S

2013 Porsche Panamera 4S

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
released at2013 Auto Shanghai
built atLeipzig, Germany
engineV6
positionFront Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT, Variable Intake
fuel feedDirect Fuel injection
displacement2997 cc / 182.89 in³
compression9.8:1
power309 kw / 414.4 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output138.27 bhp per litre
bhp/weight221.6 bhp per tonne
torque520.0 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 1750 to 5000 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Steel and Aluminum Panels
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeCast Alloy
front tires245/50 ZR 18
rear tires275/45 ZR 18
front brakesVentilated Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, Vacuum Assist, ABS
f brake size36 x 360 mm / 1.4 x 14.2 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, Vacuum Assist, ABS
r brake size28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Variable Assist
f suspensionAluminum Wishbones w/Adaptive Air Shocks, Electronic Dampers
r suspensionAluminum Wishbones w/Adaptive Air Shocks, Electronic Dampers
curb weight1870 kg / 4123 lbs
wheelbase2920 mm / 115.0 in
length5015 mm / 197.4 in
width1931 mm / 76.0 in
height1418 mm / 55.8 in
transmission7-Speed Automatic
tran clutchPorsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK)
gear ratios5.97:1, 3.31:1, 2.01:1, 1.37:1, 1.00:1, 0.81:1, 0.59:1
final drive3.15:1
top speed~286 kph / 177.61 mph
drag0.30 Cd
fuel econ epa8.9 L/100 km or 26.43 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa12.2 L/100 km or 19.28 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa7.2 L/100 km or 32.67 mpg-us
fuel capacity100 litres or 26.40 gal.