Released alongside its two wheel drive variant in 2009, the Panamera 4S offered a traction advantage over its sibling with all wheel drive. 

The all wheel drive Panamera 4S was an obvious choice for Porsche considering the release of its four door ‘dynamic’ luxury grand tourer. The extra availability of traction from the front wheels meant the Panamera was catered to a broader range of customers. 

Although still offered the same 4.8L V8 as the Panamera S, the 4S came standard with Porsche’s PDK automatic transmission, with no manual offered as an option. 

In terms of speed, the 4S outgunned its two wheel drive variant to 62mph with a time of 5.0 seconds (4.8 when optioned with the Sports Chrono Package), over 5.4 seconds for the Panamera S PDK equivalent. Both models could reach top speeds of 175mph or over. Even with the added weight penalty of the 60kg all wheel drive 4S drivetrain. 

All other standard equipment and options remained the same as the Panamera S, allowing customers an easy choice between two and all wheel drive models.


Capacity: 4806cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 400bhp @ 6500rpm

Maximum Torque: 500Nm @ 3500-5000rpm

Standard Brakes: Front: 360mm discs; rear: 330mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS.

Optional Brakes (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB): Front: 390mm discs; rear: 350mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS.

Suspension: Front: Fully independent large format double wishbone type. Rear: Fully independent multi-link type.

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 18×8.0J with 245/50 ZR18 tyres. Rear: 18×8.0J with 275/45 ZR18 tyres (18-20 inch rims optional)

Length: 4970mm

Width: 1931mm

Weight: 1860 kg (PDK)

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Top speed: 175mph

0-62mph: 5.0 seconds (PDK), 4.8 seconds (PDK & Sports Chrono Package)