More choices for those looking at the Porsche estate, the Panamera, have been officially announced by Porsche worldwide. Slotting in between the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo variants, these two new variants are more driver focused and offer a wide range of standard equipment.
Called the Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, both variants are powered by a 4.0L twin turbo V8 that generates 453 hp and 620 Nm of torque. This engine, which sends power to all four wheels through an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission via the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system, allows both the Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo models to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. The Panamera GTS has a top speed of 290 km/h and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo can hit 286 km/h.
GTS trims of the Panamera have the car sitting about 10mm lower than the other variants. Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM) dampers and the standard air suspension have been tweaked for these models. Porsche’s Sport Chrono package come standard, as does the sport exhaust, Sport Design trim with black exterior elements, and 20-inch Panamera Design wheels. On the inside, you get a predominantly black suede interior with aluminum touches. A heated steering wheel and upgraded infotainment system courtesy of Connect Plus comes with all Panamera GTS models. The option for customers to customize the colors and stitching of their interiors is also available, and the optional heads-up display with multiple configurations makes its debut. As with all Panameras, the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, adaptive cruise control, and rear axle steering are available.
With a large lift gate, ease of loading cargo with a low loading edge, increased cargo capacity, and a 4+1 seating configuration, the Panamera GTS creates an interesting proposition for those looking for performance with a dash of practicality. As of this writing, there have been no announcements of local availability, but the United States is already taking preorders, with the GTS starting at USD128,300 (P6,892,000.) and GTS Sport Turismo at USD134,500 (P7,230,000).
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