Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera S

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera S
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2. Less cylinders, less gas, more power

It isn’t every day that Porsche adds a new engine to the manufacturer’s portfolio, but today is one of those days. Replacing the 4.8-liter V8 is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 pumping out 420 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. That is 20 more horsepower and 15 lb-ft more torque compared to the V8.

Hooked up to Porsche’s seven-speed dual clutch PDK transmission, the new TT V6 isn’t just more powerful, but also more efficient. Officially rated at 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, the new 2014 Panamera S beats last year’s numbers by 1 mpg in the city and 3 mpg on the highway.