2019 Porsche Panamera GTS, GTS Sport Turismo are here
Both get V8 power and for the first time, a head-up display
Porsche has announced the introduction of two new variants in the Panamera range, so it’s time to meet the new 2019 Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo.
Both cars use Porsche’s 4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine tuned to produce 338 kW (453 hp/460 PS) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque. The powerplant is fitted with a gasoline particulate filter and makes 15 kW (20 hp/21 PS) and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) more than its previous iteration, which puts the GTS between the standard Panamera and the Turbo assortment.
Porsche tells us that the GTS-badged Panameras can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds when fitted with the Sport Chrono pack. As for top speed, the Panamera GTS can reach 292 km/h (181 mph) while the Sport Turismo GTS tops out at 289 km/h (179 mph).
The said resources are handled by the PTM (Porsche Traction Management) all-wheel-drive setup and an eight-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox. We’re also told that fuel consumption shouldn’t go higher than 10.6 l/100 km, at least on paper.
The GTS models also sit closer to the ground thanks to a 10 mm lower chassis. The standard suspension offering is Porsche’s adaptive air setup with three-chamber tech.
Interior-wise, we’re looking at pretty much all the gadgets introduced by the regular second-gen Panamera. Drivers get Porsche’s Advanced Cockpit, adaptive cruise control and InnoDrive, as well as a premiere for the Panamera: a head-up display. Optionally, customers can specify a rear-axle steering setup.