Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche’s NEW Panamera 4S, more than just a luxury sedan
Porsche offers the new Panamera in a number of variants. To understand where the Panamera 4S sits in the model range, you only need one word — ‘Balance’. It’s still the fantastic looking, high-tech machine, but with a few changes to make it better in every way.
The Panamera 4S takes all the nimbleness of a lighter V6 engine and adds all-wheel drive for a more engaging drive. The new 2.9-litre motor in here displaces a little less than the standard model, but in terms of output, it’s an even more of a monster. The Panamera 4S gives you an additional 110hp and 100Nm from the base Panamera for a total of 440hp and 550Nm of torque, thanks in most part to the engine’s twin turbochargers.
And you’ll hear it too. Both the growl of the V6 and the roar of the quad exhausts are delectable. They keep rewarding you everytime you treat the 4S like the 4 door supercar it is. And with its 6800 RPM redline, you know there’s plenty for your ears to enjoy.
Thanks to its advanced all-wheel drive system, the Panamera 4S puts down its power like nothing else. 0-100km/h is achieved in 4.2 seconds (with the Sports Chrono Package) and you’ll do 289km/h by the time you’re in 6th gear. The 7th and 8th gears on its PDK (dual-clutch transmission) are there for a nice and healthy high speed overdrive. It’s not just acceleration from a standstill that impresses. In the 4S, you can jump from 80km/h to 120km/h in less than 3 seconds! You can imagine just how great this car will perform on trunk roads.
Similar to other Panamera models, the 4S also comes with a deployable spoiler. Not only does it look cool, but it adds downforce at high speed to keep the car planted through corners.
So, why is the Panamera 4S the most balanced given how extreme the figures seem to suggest it is? Well, besides sitting somewhere between the 4-litre V8-powered Panamera Turbo and the standard Panamera, the Panamera also offers a more reasonable road tax and fuel consumption. 8.1L/100km may not sound like much, but it’s better than what many premium sports SUVs and sedans can offer with this kind of performance.
And at the end of the day, the Panamera 4S is still a comfortable luxury saloon with a huge amount of legroom. Even if you rarely spend time at the rear, the cockpit design is just pure Porsche. Minimalist, high-tech, luxury with the kind of precise build quality only Porsche can deliver. The 4S is for those who appreciate a sense of balance to everything in life. Comfort with sportiness. Power with efficiency. Modern with classic. The only supercar that can replace your daily.
But don’t take our word for it, visit the nearest Porsche Centre to you and find out more about the new Panamera 4S sports saloon for yourself.
Porsche Centre Glenmarie: +603 5030 9911
Porsche Centre Sungai Besi: +6019 675 9911
Porsche Centre Penang: +6019 400 9911
Porsche Panamera 4S Specifications:
Engine: V6 twin-turbo
Transmission: 8-speed PDK
Power: 440hp @ 5,650 – 6,600 rpm
Torque: 550Nm @ 1,750 -5,500 rpm
0-100km/h: 4.2s (with Sport Chrono Package)
Price from: RM1,100,000