The upgraded Porsche Panamera‘s readily available twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 will also power specific Audi and Bentley models. The all-new engine will make its launching in the Panamera Turbo.
Porsche is providing the V-8 engines from its brand-new plant in Stuttgart, Germany. “Porsche’s new engine plant will also contribute towards synergies within the Volkswagen Group,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume stated at the opening of the new factory previously this month.
Along with the upcoming Porsche Panamera Turbo, the new engine is going to find its way into the next-gen Audi A8 and Bentley Mulsanne sedans.
The all new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 will create as much as 542 hp at 6,000 rpm, but is said to make 335 hp by simply 3,000 rpm. A “Hot V” design, where the turbochargers adjust in between the cylinder heads, makes the engine more compact general. The compact design together with its light-weight all-aluminum construction is stated to improve efficiency and handling. Porsche asserts the new Panamera Turbo will reach 62 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.
Now being more powerful than the outbound Porsche V-8, the new engine is stated to be 30 percent more fuel effective because of the automaker’s first usage of cylinder deactivation. Four cylinders can be shut off throughout partial load because of a brand-new two-stage moving camshaft.
The engine is likewise said to be constructed around a modular design enabling it for usage in a hybrid powertrain setup. Porsche has invested almost $88.6 million in the brand-new engine plant, which is situated not too far from the 911 factory. With its 400-employee workforce, the plant can crank out about 200 engines everyday. The factory will ultimately build the drivetrain for the fully-electric Mission EV cars.