The Panamera 4S has a 3.0 V6 petrol engine that is capable of sheer hard work that it delivers. The engine boosts performance with a top speed of up to 177 mph. Moving from A to B is turbocharged with acceleration of 0 - 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The 3.0 litre engine is full of innovative technology that goes beyond the standards. Take the direct fuel injection system of the engine for example: it works in tandem with a nickel-metal hydride battery with a high voltage capacity. The direct fuel injection system has also been engineered to sharpen the torque of the car that stands at 520 Nm, 384 lb-ft. The loaded and high-speed personality of the engine is just the beginning of the performance sharpness of the Panamera 4S.
The exhaust system of the Panamera 4S will please tough Porsche enthusiasts who want the best driving experience. This system is made from stainless steel that lasts for a long time. Built with catalytic converters, the exhaust system can handle pressure well during intensive and relaxed car journeys. In many ways, transmission is the icing to car performance. Without a manual or automatic transmission, you lose the vibrancy and heart of what driving is. Porsche is aware of this which is why this car is equipped with a 7-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The advantages of this transmission include a reduction of noise thanks to the technology within the transmission.
Porsche has even allowed manual gear changes for drivers by including ergonomic sliding switches that can be activated. Steering is effortless in the Panamera because of a unique system that the manufacturer built. Power Steering Plus works as an aid to make steering efficient: this system is speed-sensitive and it intuitively responds to your steering style. Ratio is also involved to help drivers manoeuvre or park.
From its rip roaring engine that is capable of so much to its plush cabin, the Panamera 4S enriches the driving experience with its focus on performance and design. This is truly a car that gives panoramic views from its interior without compromising on the fierce nature of its engine.
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Driving dynamics has come a long way and Porsche proves this with the inclusion of the 'SPORT' function button. This option means that the car will move in a more athletic way. If that isn't enough to quench your thirst for sporty driving with the inclusion of the Sport Chrono package the 'SPORT Plus' option is a turbocharged response to driving in the standard sport mode. This package is exciting for Porsche enthusiasts because it includes a performance display and an analogue/digital stopwatch. This package makes the engine more revved up which will satiate the needs of Porsche motorists for sheer performance that is unbridled in its approach.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management system, also known as PASM, is a smart slice of performance technology that reads the driving environment to see how the car should be handled. It manages the forces of each wheel on the Panamera S in regards to the road terrain. This type of intuitive thinking about suspension creates a smoother driving experience. PASM is an electronic damping control system and it actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on road conditions and driving style. This reduces body movement and therefore increases comfort in all four seats. How does PASM work?, you can select one of the three modes: Comfort, SPORT or SPORT PLUS. Sensors record the body movements that accompany powerful acceleration, braking and rapid cornering or uneven road surfaces. The control unit evaluates the driving conditions and modifies the damping force on each of the wheels in accordance with the selected mode. You can feel the result: increased driving stability, more comfort and improved performance The strength of the Sports Chrono package is also seen through the Launch Control option. This helps to optimise acceleration if the car is attempting it from a standing start. It can be activated from 'D' or 'M' selections. This integrated system provides simultaneous enhancement for the chassis, engine and transmission. Included in the package are a performance display, a digital and an analogue stopwatch and the SPORT PLUS button.
An additional display in the steering wheel and instrument cluster indicates whether the SPORT buttons and Launch Control have been activated. This sports package proves Porsche wants to give a boost of fun and excitement to the sports-car segment of their market. At its top capability, the package allows the car to soar to high into the rev range when the engine is revved up by the driver. Driving a Porsche like the Panamera 4S unlocks a desire to experience performance at its peak. To temper the strength of these sharp driving dynamics, function features such as the park assist feature and a reversing camera makes it easier for drivers to park especially in tight areas.
The essence of a luxury car interior should always be encapsulated in the accents and details of the cabin. Within the red leather interior, there are seats that have seat adjustment ability as well as adaptive sport seat features. The seats in the back have leg room for utter comfort for other passengers who want to relax during car journeys. This car is also child friendly thanks to the ISOFIX child seat capabilities of the interior. The SportDesign steering wheel has stylish touches as seen by a silver shaded cover for the wheel alongside twin spoke design. Steering wheels tell you a great deal about the visual identity of the car: the Panamera 4S steering wheel stands out from others because of its strong yet sleek image. The practicality of this Porsche shines through the details: there are floor mats that add to the comprehensive interior. Privacy glass shields the driver and passenger from excessive light while an electric slide/tilt panoramic sunroof can be used during hot weather for breezy rides. There is plenty of space for passengers to utilise to store luggage or items thanks to the compartments. The A-zone automatic air conditioning highlights the comfort of the interior while the BOSE surround system transforms the music and audio that drivers want to hear.