Yes, power is important. Just as important as efficiency. That’s why the Panamera S and the Panamera 4S have a 3.0-litre 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 engine also contributes to its high efficiency. Technologies such as direct fuel injection (DFI), four overhead camshafts and VarioCam Plus join forces with twin-turbochargers to deliver a high degree of efficiency and optimum torque in every engine speed range.
The result is 309 kW (420 hp) at 6,000 rpm, 520 Nm between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. The Panamera S completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and manages a top speed of 287 km/h. The Panamera 4S reaches 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 286 km/h. And that’s with up to 18% less fuel consumption than that of the respective predecessor model.