Porsche has revealed first details of the 3.6-litre V6 engine that will be slotted into the Panamera line-up this June.
The engine produces 296bhp and 296lb ft of torque, and will be available on two and four-wheel drive versions of the car.
It also offers buyers weight benefits, as it’s 66lb lighter than the eight-cylinder unit in the Panamera S and 4S.
Equipped with the PDK double-clutch gearbox, which comes with start-stop as standard, the two-wheel drive Panamera averages 30.4mpg and 218g/km of CO2, or 29.4mpg and 225g/km on the four-wheel drive car.
Buyers can also spec 19-inch 'all-year' tyres with a lower rolling resistance, which lower CO2 output by 5g/km on both cars.
UK prices will start from £61,461, rising to £66,929 for the Panamera 4.