As part of the mid-cycle Panamera refresh, Porsche introduced two "Executive" models. The Panamera 4S Executive and the Panamera Turbo Executive. These variants had especially high standards for space, ambience and ride comfort. The wheelbase and passenger compartment were extended by 15 centimetres, and both of these dimensions directly benefit comfort in the rear seating area, since the body was extended behind the B pillar in the long version.
The biggest change for the 2013 Panamera S was under the hood, where a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine was installed. It replaced the older 4.8-liter naturally aspirated unit. It was a win-win combination since it offered 20 hp more and it was more fuel-efficient. Unlike its predecessor, it was available exclusively with a 7-speed automatic (PDK – dual-clutch). Overall, a great update and almost the perfect passenger car.
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.
Porsche is introduced the world’s first plug-in hybrid to the luxury class. The Panamera S E-Hybrid far exceeds the driving performance of the previous model. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a systematically advanced development of the parallel full hybrids with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and the ability to charge it externally from the electrical grid. The acceleration time from a standstill to 100 km/h was shortened by half a second to 5.5 seconds.