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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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
released at 2013 Auto Shanghai
built at Leipzig, Germany
engine V6
position Front Longitudinal
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT, Variable Intake
fuel feed Direct Fuel injection
displacement 2997 cc / 182.89 in³
compression 9.8:1
power 309 kw / 414.4 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 138.27 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 221.6 bhp per tonne
torque 520.0 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 1750 to 5000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Steel and Aluminum Panels
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 245/50 ZR 18
rear tires 275/45 ZR 18
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, Vacuum Assist, ABS
f brake size 36 x 360 mm / 1.4 x 14.2 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, Vacuum Assist, ABS
r brake size 28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Assist
f suspension Aluminum Wishbones w/Adaptive Air Shocks, Electronic Dampers
r suspension Aluminum Wishbones w/Adaptive Air Shocks, Electronic Dampers
curb weight 1870 kg / 4123 lbs
wheelbase 2920 mm / 115.0 in
length 5015 mm / 197.4 in
width 1931 mm / 76.0 in
height 1418 mm / 55.8 in
transmission 7-Speed Automatic
tran clutch Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK)
gear ratios 5.97:1, 3.31:1, 2.01:1, 1.37:1, 1.00:1, 0.81:1, 0.59:1
final drive 3.15:1
top speed ~286 kph / 177.61 mph
drag 0.30 Cd
fuel econ epa 8.9 L/100 km or 26.43 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa 12.2 L/100 km or 19.28 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 7.2 L/100 km or 32.67 mpg-us
fuel capacity 100 litres or 26.40 gal.