2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Debuts With 453 HP

The Porsche Panamera lineup is growing as the company has taken the wraps off the 2019 Panamera GTS.

Starting under the hood, the GTS has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 453 hp (338 kW / 460 PS) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque – 19 hp (15 kW / 20 PS) and 73 lb-ft (100 Nm) more than its predecessor. The engine is connected to an eight-speed PDK transmission and an all-wheel drive system which enables the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds. Given enough room, the model will eventually hit a top speed of up to 181 mph (292 km/h).

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.

The sportier performance is reflected in the car’s styling as the GTS features a Sport Design package with black accents. The car also has black GTS badges and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

The modest changes continue in the cabin as the drivers will find black Alcantara upholstery and anodized aluminum accents. Other changes include a standard Sport Chrono package and an Alcantara-wrapped heated sport steering wheel.

Speaking of the interior, Porsche will offer an Interior GTS package which adds Carmine Red or Crayon accents. The Panamera GTS will also be available with an all-new head-up display. Porsche didn’t say much about the system, but noted the HUD is new to the Panamera range and features a full color display.

The Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo are currently available to order and U.S. pricing starts at $128,300 and $134,500. Both prices exclude a $1,050 destination and processing fee and the models are slated to arrive at dealerships in the second half of 2019.

In the UK, pricing starts at £105,963 for the Panamera GTS and £108,110 for the Panamera GTS Sports Turismo (including VAT). Likewise, Germans can expect to pay €138,493 and €141,349.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    So that’s basically the 4.0 liter V8 from the Audi A8 60 TFSI (4.0 V8).

    • greg

      it depends, Audi’s V8 TFSI engine is not the same one that Porsche uses. They have different bore and stroke and total displacement. But the TFSI engine is being fased out and I think maybe Audi uses the Porsche engine in the new A8. we’ll have to wait and see.

  • Bo Hanan

    Porsche used to have shame in doing this.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Mmmm that green Panamera Sport Turismo

  • SteersUright

    Awesome car. LOVE the green color. Do NOT like that so many engines are not flat-6’s and shared with Audi.


  • Dude

    Hopefully they removed some weight. The Panamera is cool and the turbo hybrid is even cooler but they just weigh too much. I hope the weight war that Koenigsegg suggested comes to fruition.

  • R55

    Over £100k for this. If I was buying around that price I would easily buy a Ferrari or a Mclaren.

    This looks like a 40k car at most.

    • ksegg

      Spot on. Porsche Pricing in this case doesn’t work here. It’s way too expensive for what it is, and like its predecessor, it’s going to tank in value.

      IMO, the only Porsche’s worth buying and holding on to are the GTx – GT3, GT3 RS, GT2, GT2 RS.

      Rest are eh……

  • adbt20

    Genuinely and positively surprised they’re using the V8. Good choice!
    I was expecting the silly 2.9 V6 boosted to new heights.
    The price is close to Turbo model though…

  • ksegg

    I initially liked the PST…..but now looking at it after not seeing it for a while…..it still looks off, lol.

  • tbonesteak33

    I love the new Panamera even more than the old one. It’s such an amazing car. But I have to say I really don’t understand the GTS’s positioning. Can someone explain? I just can’t help but wonder why anyone wouldn’t want the Turbo over this.

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