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
Series Production Car
2013 Auto Shanghai
DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT, Variable Intake
Direct Fuel injection
2997 cc / 182.89 in³
309 kw / 414.4 bhp @ 6000 rpm
138.27 bhp per litre
221.6 bhp per tonne
520.0 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 1750 to 5000 rpm
body / frame
Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Steel and Aluminum Panels