The 3.6-liter V6 Porsche M46.20 engine was produced by a German company from 2009 to 2013 and was installed on the basic modifications of the first generation Panamera 970 before restyling. There was a version of the unit for all-wheel drive models with its own index M46.40.
Engines of M46-line: M46.20, MCX.ZA, MCT.LA.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||300|
|Torque output, Nm||400|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||96|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Phase regulator||on the intake shafts|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||9.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Panamera 2010)
|Engine lifespan, km||~240 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Porsche Panamera 1 (970) in 2009 – 2013.
Disadvantages of the Porsche M46.20 engine
- This unit is based on the M48 series V8 and is also prone to scuffing.
- He was also affected by a problem with defective phase shifters on the intake shafts.
- Plastic pipes in the cooling system regularly crack and the tank bursts.
- The direct injection system delivers a lot of trouble: soot on the valves, failure of the injection pump.
- The weak points of the motor include ignition coils, a pump in the tank and a water pump.