Porsche has released details of its new V8 biturbo petrol engine. This new unit will not solely be used in Porches, but also in other VW Group products. This V8 engine is loosely based on the new, 3,0-litre, V6 turbo from Audi, available in the new S4.
Said to develop 404 kW at 5 750 r/min and 770 N.m from 1 960 r/min, it trumps the current Panamera Turbo’s figures of 382 kW and 700 N.m. However, the current Panamera Turbo S delivers 419 kW and 750 N.m, which means the upcoming Turbo S will even surpass these numbers.
This new engine will also offer cylinder deactivation during low loads on the engine. This means that four of the cylinders could be deactivated between 950 and 3 500 r/min. According to the reports, the result of this deactivation and further developments, there is an improvement in fuel efficiency of up to 30% compared to the outgoing engine.
Porsche also confirmed that the engine has been developed for hybrid application, so expect to see more model derivatives featuring this powertrain combination in the future.
This engine will also, eventually, find its way into the Porsche Cayenne SUV, upmarket Audis, Bentleys and even the Lamborghini Urus.