2014 Porsche Panamera 4S Put Through Its Paces on "Ignition"; Now with V-6 Power
Everyone's doing it. No matter if you're Toyota or some sports car maker, you're starting to downsize your engines for the sake of fuel efficiency. Porsche isn't an exception by any stretch. The automaker once relegated turbochargers to its most powerful, top-range vehicles. Now, it's using them in nearly everything. Case-in-point: The 2014 Porsche Panamera 4S. Where last year's model implemented a 400-horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8, the new car uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 with a healthy 420 horsepower on tap. If you guessed the new engine is more fuel efficient, it is. Porsche claims it'll achieve 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, or one mpg greater on the bottom end and three more on the top. Motor Trend's "Ignition" put it through track testing, and, as expected, the car is a bit quicker. But is it any better? By objective measures, sure it is. But the measure of heart, soul, and the sensation one gets from driving the thing, host Carlos Lago says that might not be the case. We're not going to spoil the episode for you, so scroll down and watch it below. Source: Motor Trend via YouTube
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