Meet the new sweet spot: 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS debuts

Joanna Estrada
October 16, 2018

We're excited to say it's time to whip out your party hats because the folks from Stuttgart pulled the wraps off of the Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo on Monday.

You'll need to pay at least $129,350 ($135,550 for Sport Turismo) to park the newest one in your garage, making the GTS the least expensive Panamera packing a V-8.

Whereas the 4S uses a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6, the GTS gets the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, just like the Turbo models.

Both the GTS and GTS Sport Turismo Panameras can hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 181 mph for the GTS and 179 mph for the Sport Turismo model.

Porsche has introduced a new GTS variant for the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo.

The Panamera is a big vehicle, but thanks to the hard work going on under the hood, an eight-speed PDK gearbox and all-wheel drive the GTS and Sport Turismo will both hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds.

Of course, the performance changes extend beyond the engine compartment as the Panamera GTS comes standard with an adaptive air suspension and a 10mm reduced ride height. Other notable changes include a retuned Porsche Active Suspension Management system and a beefier braking system with larger discs that measure 15.3 inches (390 mm) up front and 14.3 inches (365 mm) out back. A sports exhaust system is standard.

The GTS exterior features Porsche's Sport Design package with black exterior trim, 20-inch Panamera Design wheels, and black exhaust outlets. The interior is swathed in black microsuede (including the heated sport steering wheel) with aluminum accents. The optional Interior GTS package, allows owners to customise their auto with design elements such as a rev counter, designer seams, and GTS logos in Carmine Red or Crayon. Both body styles arrive in dealerships this summer. The first-gen Panamera GTS debut in 2011. The GTS also features one highlight that is new to the entire Panamera range - the head-up display. The display can be configured by the driver and projects all relevant information directly into their direct line of sight in full colour. Porsche's first road-approved sports vehicle, the 904 Carrera GTS, was launched in 1963, bringing racing tech to the streets. This was followed by the 924 GTS and 928 GTS in the 1980s and 90s. In Germany, the Panamera GTS is available from Euro 138,493 including Value-Added Tax and country-specific equipment; the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo is available from Euro 141,349. In 2007, the GTS celebrated its revival with the Carrera GTS.

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