Yes, power is important. Just as important as efficiency. That’s why the new Panamera S and the new Panamera 4S now come equipped with a newly developed 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Thanks to some clever downsizing, the result is more power output than that of the naturally aspirated engine in the predecessor model, yet with significantly lower fuel consumption.
The lightweight construction of the new engine also contributes to its high efficiency. Technologies such as Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), four overhead camshafts and VarioCam Plus join forces with two turbochargers to deliver a high degree of efficiency and optimum torque in every engine speed range.
The result is 420 hp with 6000 rpm and 384 lb.-ft. between 1750 and 5000 rpm. The Panamera S completes the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and manages a top track speed of 178 mph. The Panamera 4S reaches 60 mph from a standing start in 4.6 seconds and achieves a top track speed of 177 mph. And that’s with up to 18 % less fuel consumption than that of the respective predecessor model.