Porsche Panamera 4S 

  • $96k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 400 HP 4.8L
  • 177 mph
Controversial styling aside, the Porsche Panamera is a fantastic combination of the core elements of any sport sedan: luxury, features, power, and handling.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
An almost necessary upgrade from the base stereo is the Burmester sound system, which delivers crisp, clear sound.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche Panamera 4S

0-60mph

Panamera 4S 4S
6.21 s
Model S
4 s

Top speed

Panamera 4S 4S
177 mph
Model S
130 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

1/4 mile

Panamera 4S 4S
14.57 s
Model S
12.4 s
S7 Sportback
12.4 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche Panamera 4S

Price

Panamera 4S 4S
$96k

Horsepower

Panamera 4S 4S
400 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The new twin-turbocharged engine delivers better numbers than the old V8 pretty much across the board.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
Mechanical changes are more interesting, especially the arrival of a new twin-turbocharged 3-litre V6 petrol engine to replace the previous naturally aspirated V8 that powered the S and 4S.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
The basic Panamera and Panamera S stick with the 3.6-litre naturally aspirated V6 engine, the V6 diesel is unchanged and the range-topping Turbo now has 515bhp.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)

Engine

And its soundtrack: the V6s noise is pleasant, but without the hard-edged top end noise of the old V8.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
Even in base form, the Panamera is quick, and in Turbo S guise, it's downright blistering.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
The range will be on sale from July 2013, priced from £62,922 for the entry-level diesel to a whopping £107,903 for the Turbo.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)

Performance

Despite its 4,000-pound-plus curb weight, the Panamera is a delightful handler.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Taken in the context of the horsepower outputs of each (the base car makes 300 horsepower, the Hybrid 380 hp, and the Turbo S 550 hp) those figures are actually quite impressive-though, aside from the hybrid, none are likely to be applauded for their gas mileage.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
What it can’t match is the old V8’s soundtrack, or its sonorous enthusiasm for revs.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)

Air compressor

The engine revs smoothly and cleanly, and never feels like the turbos are taking their time to spool up.
by EVO (Jun, 2013)
Even the base model is quick, at 6.0-seconds to 60 mph, but at the pointy end, the Turbo S scrabbles to 60 mph in a supercar-like 3.6-seconds.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Bridging the performance gap between the Panamera S and Turbo trims, Porsche adds a GTS trim to the roster for 2013.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)

Interior

The 2013 Porsche Panamera's look is still controversial, but it has grown on us over the years-and the interior is beautiful.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
There are plenty of features in the Panamera, though you won't find some of the high-tech safety equipment you'll find in other luxury brands' full-size sedans.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Inside, the cabin is elegant and sports car-like up front yet limo-like in the rear, with ample room.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $96,350
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG

design

Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 5.97:1
  2. 2: 3.31:1
  3. 3: 2.01:1
  4. 4: 1.37:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.81:1
  7. 7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 14.21 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 245/50 18
Wheel material Alloy
Rear wheels 457/? 229
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 177 mph
1/4 mile 14.57 s
0-60mph 6.21 s
Lateral acceleration 0.87 g
Drag coefficient 0.3

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 369 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels
  1. Gas
  2. Electricity
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,101 lb
Width 76 in
Height 55.8 in
Length 195.6 in
Front track width 65.3 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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