Engine Porsche M48.70

The German company assembled the 4.8-liter turbo engine Porsche M48.70 from 2009 to 2013 and installed it on the pre-styling modification of the first generation Panamera in the back of 970. This unit has two degrees of boost: for the Turbo version with 500 hp and for the Turbo S with 550 hp.

Engines of M48-line: M48.00, M48.50, M48.01, M48.51, M48.70.


Production years 2009-2013
Displacement, cc 4806
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 500 – 550
Torque output, Nm 700 – 750
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 10.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shafts
Turbocharging MHI TD04HL
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Panamera Turbo 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 236

The engine was installed on:

  • Porsche Panamera 1 (970) in 2009 – 2013.

Disadvantages of the Porsche M48.70 engine

  • Seizures in the cylinders are less common than their predecessor, but they do occur;
  • The problem with defective phase regulators on the intake shafts of this engine also applies;
  • Coolant pipes and expansion tank often burst and leak;
  • A lot of trouble is associated with the injection pump of the direct injection system and the fuel pump in the tank;
  • Turbines, ignition coils and a thermostat are distinguished by a low resource for this engine.

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