The newly resigned Porsche Panamera will indeed share thew new twin-turbo V-8 engine with Bentley and Audi according to Porsche. The engine will also make its debut on the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Porsche will be the one producing the V-8 engine in their Stuttgart factory in Germany to be later used in other cars within the Volkswagen group.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said earlier at the opining of their new factory that “Porsche’s new engine plant will also contribute towards synergies within the Volkswagen Group,” which indicates a collaboration between the two as they already are part of the Volkswagen group.
The new engine will also make its way to the new refreshed Bentley Mulsanne and Audi A8 sedan. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine will produce around 542-hp at 6,000 rpm, it will also feature a V-inside turbo design similar to that found in the new AMG GT bi-turbo engine to eliminate turbo lag and increase response. The all new engine is also compact in its design with an all aluminum engine construction.
Porsche claims that the new Porsche Panamera Turbo will hit 62 mph in 3.8 seconds only from a standstill. The new engine is also 30 percent more efficient than the outgoing one due to the cylinder deactivation technology that sees only four cylinders work during partial loads thanks to the new two-stage sliding camshaft, which is a first time for Porsche.
The new factory is focused on building 200 engines a day with around 400 employees and an $88.6 million investment, the new factory will also be used to build the new all-electric Porsche Mission E drive-train.