The rear-wheel drive and naturally aspirated 4.8-litre V8 make the first Panamera S a great all around passenger car with sports car energy.
The Porsche Panamera 4S is an all wheel drive vehicle, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The Porsche Panamera 4S belongs to the 970 range of cars from Porsche. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 4.8 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 394.5 bhp (400 PS/294 kW) at 6500 rpm and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft/51 kgm) at 3500-5000 rpm respectively. Power is delivered to the wheels through a 7 speed automatic gearbox.
It weighs a quoted 1860 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 282 km/h which is 175 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption is 16.4/8.1/11.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU5), and carbon dioxide emissions are 260.0 g/km.