Porsche Panamera Gts 2019

Sport limousine. It sound a finish contradiction in terms: a car that"s big und fast und luxurious, yet deshalb punchy and nimble and fun to drive. Yet Porsche"s Panamera GTS squares the circle. It gives freundin all the luxury you"d intend from ns company"s flagship four-door, together with a sporty drive experience that, on a complicated mountain road, will leave freundin whooping through delight.

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With a base price of $130,650, the GTS sits mid-pack in the 21-model Panamera lineup that ranges from the $88,550 entry-level automobile with the 330-hp turbocharged V-6 under the hood und rear-wheel drive to the range-topping $199,450 Turbo ns E-Hybrid Executive v its 677-hp mischung powertrain, extended wheelbase, und all-wheel drive.


The GTS gets a 453-hp, 457-lb-ft version of Porsche"s functional 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, add to all-wheel drive, Porsche"s sports Chrono system, und PASM suspension through slightly stiffer damper rates and a reduced ride height than consistent Panameras. Various other standard features include satin black-finished 20-inch wheels, a sport exhaust, und 18-way adaptive sports seats. Plus, des course, GTS badging, an black.


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GTS. This Panamera aussehen the part und sounds the teil when you switch die exhaust zu Sport mode. The acts ns part, too, eliciting a heartfelt "Whoaaa!" from roadway test redaktion Chris Walton after ~ a 5,000-rpm launch that instigated a smidgen von front wheelspin en route zu 60 mph in 3.3 secs and bei 11.6-second 4 minutes 1 mile hinweisen 114.6 mph. Part context: This 4,669-pound Porsche was just a tenth of a second slower to 60 than ns head-banging 630-hp Mercedes-AMG GT 63 s four-door us tested belastung year, and it recorded in identical quarter-mile time, though ns 40 percent an ext powerful mercedes was almost 4 mph faster through ns traps.


Yes, it"s fast, however where ns Panamera GTS impresses most, on zuerst acquaintance, zu sein how polite it feels cruising on the freeway und mooching roughly town hinweisen low speeds. Where the tightly tanzen four-door AMG GT crashes and thumps over damaged tarmac with the violence von a race automobile that"s operation wide des the track, there"s a sense von magic carpet to the Panamera GTS" ride. Die triple-chamber wait suspension gives impressive rolling drive comfort, and impact harshness zu sein well suppressed, as is the roar from ns aggressively treaded low-profile tires.

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Where this car will steal your heart, however, ist on her favorite canyon road, especially wie equipped, as our prüfung was, with the optional rear-wheel steering ($1,620), Porsche talk Vectoring to add ($5,000), and Porsche"s fabulous PCCB carbon-ceramic brakes ($8,970). Rather simply, sie won"t believe just how rapid this large Porsche ist point to point, regardless of how numerous corners over there are in between. Regulate weights—steering und braking—are damn near perfect, your responses wonderfully linear, the rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring systems deftly boosting turn-in response und midcorner balance, ns carbon-ceramic brakes shrugging off huge thermal spikes when you want kommen sie wash turn off speed in a hurry. Ns twin-turbo V-8 revs easily to 6,800 rpm, yet its happy place ist from 3,000 kommen sie 6,000 rpm, whereby it delivers a ton von midrange grunt that kann be precisely readjusted via ns throttle, for the quick und responsive eight-speed dual-clutch transmission zu exploit.


There room limousines that pretend to be sporting activities cars. The Panamera GTS zu sein a limousine that"s a real sports car, the four doors und four seat delivering bonus practicality and usability. Also though die Sport Chrono software allows you kommen sie switch the suspension and powertrain from Comfort through Sport and Sport+ modes, there"s no Jekyll and Hyde change from lush kommen sie lash. Placed simply, die harder sie drive the Panamera GTS, ns more that gives zurück to you, layers of accessibility peeling rückseitig to reveal ever before deeper levels of competence and engagement.


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I"ll have to wait until the statute von limitations expires to go into detail, yet this huge Porsche was able kommen sie hunt under a well-driven Shelby GT500 top top one of my favorite mountain roads. The feels deshalb much lighter ~ above its feet 보다 a Mercedes-AMG ns 63 or a Bentley flying Spur; in terms des raw dynamic ability, die ferocious, brittle, edgy Mercedes-AMG GT 63 ns four-door comes closest, but die Panamera GTS rides method better an every mode, und it"s quieter everywhere and just as agile through the twisties. There"s a fluidity, a maturity about ns way the Porsche goes down die road that zu sein utterly remarkable. There is no schon fast luxury four-door prefer it.

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Next to the glittery swagger des a $200,000-plus Flying monitor (which shares much of its platform style with ns Porsche) or ns imperious visibility of bei S 63, die Porsche Panamera GTS ist a somewhat understated ride. But even equipped as our tester—which deshalb came with die $2,610 Premium Package, which includes a Bose audio system, and the $780 soft-close doors, bringing die total preis to $150,460, or in ~ a couple großartiger of ns Mercedes" base price—the Panamera GTS ist the car weil das those who merely want die best of both worlds: luxury und sport.


2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Specifications
BASE preis $129,550
preis AS experiment $149,360
auto LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 4-pass, 4-door sedan
ENGINE 4.0L/453-hp/457-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8
infection 8-speed twin-clutch auto
CURB load (F/R DIST) 4,669 lb (53/47%)
WHEELBASE 116.1 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 198.8 ns 76.3 x 55.8 in
0-60 MPH 3.3 sec
quarter MILE 11.8 sec