Both the Panamera and Panamera 4 models are powered by a brand-new Porsche-designed 3.6-litre V6 featuring Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) developing maximum output of 300 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm. Featuring a 90 degree V-angle, the V6 engine sits snugly beneath the bonnet and, following the Porsche tradition, the Panamera transmits its power to the road via the rear wheels, while the Panamera 4, as its name suggests, comes as standard with active all-wheel drive.
Equipped with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox (which includes auto start/stop) the Panamera claims 30.4 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions are 218 g/km. The Panamera 4 averages 29.4 mpg and 225 g/km respectively. When equipped with the optional nineteen-inch all-year tyres with optimised roll resistance, fuel consumption reduces and the CO2 ratings lower to 213 g/km and 220 g/km in each case. Furthermore, both V6 versions of the Panamera fulfil the strict EU5 emission standard in Europe and the LEV legislation in the United States.
The brand-new V6 power unit, built at the Porsche engine plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, offers lightweight advantages and is approximately 30 kg (66 lb) lighter than the eight-cylinder featured in the Panamera S and 4S. Together, these weight reduction measures throughout the car contribute to the low overall weight of the Panamera of 1,730 kg.
Standard equipment on all models includes Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear ParkAssist, heated front seats, tyre pressure monitoring, automatic dimming rear view mirrors, Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen satellite navigation and audio controls and cruise control.
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