2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan

#6
in Sedans
2019 MODEL
$128,300

8.5

Overall Rating

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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019



Pros

TBD

Cons

TBD

What's New?

TBD


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$128300

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

244 cu.in.

horsepower

453 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

457 lbs.-ft @ 1800 rpm

transmission

8-speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

65.2/64.5

dimensions

wheelbase

116.1 in.

length

198.9 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

4398 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

47.3 cu ft.

payload capacity

1300 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

545.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan in Burgundy Metallic color  2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan in Alien Green color  2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan in Black color
Burgundy Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine And Performance

9.0

Interior

8.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Base

Base

power
453 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$128,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan AWD (4.8L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $128,300 MSRP (16/19/23) 453 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The GTS trims are specifically designed with the purpose of providing the driver with a more engaging, behind-the-wheel experience in comparison to the regular trim models.

Come 2019, and the Porsche Panamera GTS flags a similar chronicle. Churning out a sharp 453bhp, along with various GTS level Technical highlights, the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS is bad to the bone and is built to shoot down the likes of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the BMW M5 Competition.

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9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Features

Model 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS
MSRP $128,300
Key Features Glossy Black Finish Lower Bumper Inserts and Window Surrounds
  20-inch Alloy Wheels
  Sport Exhaust System with Black Quad Tailpipes 
  Dual-Clutch Auto Transmission
  Porsche Active Suspension Management
  Front and Rear Anti-roll Bars
  Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (optional)

Our Recommendation for the Best Trim

You do not get any trim option in the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS, the GTS itself is a trim of the 2019 Panamera, however, you get numerous packages, which can be selected in order to upgrade your Panamera according to your preferences. The packages go as follows: 

  • Rear 8-way Power Seats with Memory Package: $2,020
  • Premium Package (Comfort Access, Lane Change Assist, Bose Surround Sound): $2,610
  • Premium Package Plus (Comfort Access, Soft Close Doors, Heated seats, Lane Change Assist): $4,510
  • Assistance Package (Night Vision, Lane Keep Assist with Speed Limit Indicator, Porsche InnoDrive, Adaptive Cruise Control): 5,370

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Engine and Performance

9.0/10

GTS engine only makes 12 pounds of boost compared to the Turbo’s 19, limiting output to 453 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. - Road and Track

Engine & Transmission

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS carries a twin-turbocharged 4L V8 at its heart. Though the Panamera GTS shares this engine with the Panamera Turbo yet it does not matches the performance numbers posted by its elder brother. On one side where the Turbo produces 550 hp along with 567 lb-ft of torque, the V8 befitted in the GTS secretes 453 hp along with 457 lb-ft of torque. The boost pressure of the GTS also takes a hit at 11.6 psi in contrast to the 18.8 of the Turbo.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS engine

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS houses an eight-speed dual-clutch programmed transmission with gear ratios similar to the Turbo. The transition is carried out smoothly and rapidly. The PDK (Porsche Doppelkuppulung) arrangement retains its position on the 2019 Panamera GTS. 

Models

Porsche Panamera GTS 

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competition

MSRP

$128,300

$106,945

$110,000

Engine

4.0L V8

4.0L V8

4.4L V8

Transmission

8-Speed Auto-shift Manual

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

453hp 

603hp 

617hp 

Torque

457 lb.-ft. 

627 lb.-ft.

553 lb.-ft.

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS comes out as the least powerful yet the most expensive car of the lot. The Panamera GTS produces 453 bhp that seems pretty distasteful when placed against the 627bhp of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the BMW M5 Competiton.

Acceleration

The 2019 Panamera GTS is quick but not as quick as the mightier Turbo. The GTS pulls off the 0-60 MPH skill in 3.9 seconds and requires 12.4 seconds to cover the quarter of a mile. Though the acceleration figures for the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS are impressive, shooting it up does not really give you a rush of adrenaline. The ride scores great on pace, balance, and grip, but lapping it around the racetrack just doesn't feel exhilarating.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS

Models

Porsche Panamera GTS

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competition

0-60 MPH

3.9 sec

3.4 sec

3.1 sec

Quarter mile

13.8 sec

12.5 sec

10.9 sec

Engine

4.0L

4.0L

4.4L

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS comes out as the slowest among all its competitors. The BMW M5 Competition leads the 0-60 rally all the way with just 3.1 seconds, followed up closely by the Mercedes-AMG E63 S with 3.4 seconds, and then finally the Panamera GTS which asks for 3.9 seconds in order to showcase this skill.

Braking & Handling

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS houses the standard cast-iron brake rotors, which are 15.4-inches thick in the front and 14.4-inches in the rear. These dimensions ought to be chunkier than that of the Panamera 4s, but are smaller than the ones on the Turbo. Although, the 60-0 figures are not yet available for the 2019 Panamera GTS.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS braking

The GTS boasts a humble and versatile character; its body language carries a poise, but once you start revving it around the track, you get introduced to the athletic chassis setup of the ride. The ride feels planted, stable and yet rapid on curves and corners, bring in a decent braking performance in the frame and what you get is is a hardcore cornering artist, which is the new Panamera GTS. The GTS gets an electrically assisted steering which is very much similar to the one found on the Turbo.

Model

Porsche Panamera GTS

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competiton

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

15.4

15.6

Brake Rear (in.)

14.4

14.2

15.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4398

4669

4370

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

109

97

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Fuel Economy

Bolstering the mammoth V8, one can expect the Panamera to be a fuel-chugging creature, with a very low fuel-efficiency. However, the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS surprises us with an efficient fuel economy number from the EPA.

Model

Porsche Panamera GTS

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competiton

MPG (city)

16

16

15

MPG (highway)

23

22

21

MPG (combined)

19

18

17

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS comes up as the most fuel-friendly option of the list. With a combined MPG of 19, the Panamera GTS obtains a gold medal in the fuel-economy race, followed up closely by the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and finally the BMW M5 Competiton.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Interior

8.0/10

It’s masterfully engineered, sleek and stylish with a gorgeous interior and performance worthy of the Stuttgart shield. - Road and track

Seating and Comfort:

The 2019 Porsche Panamera is a super-saloon with 4 doors and a seating capacity for 4 people. However, the seating capacity can be increased to 5 in a 4+1 configuration. The Panamera GTS is not meant to serve the purpose of a stripped-down track artist. The doors of the 2019 Panamera GTS are a black-hole to an ultra-luxurious and king-size cabin. The 2019 Panamera GTS is big enough to earn the family-car batch. The interior seating dimensions are not yet made available for the GTS.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS front seat

Model

Porsche Panamera GTS 

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competiton

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

41.7/57.8/41.3

38.8/58.7/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

39.6/57.1/35.8

37.5/55.9/36.5

Infotainment

The cabin layout of the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS blends form with function. The infotainment system of the Panamera GTS is referred to as the Connect Plus Module, which is a 12.3-inch screen that serves the driver with an array of digital services. The Panamera GTS also gets a Heads-up display, but Porsche being Porsche makes it an optional feature. However, only in-case you smash your wallet with GTS upgrades, the Heads-up display is customizable and according to your preferences, can suit up in different display modes. The Panamera GTS puts the Porsche Advanced Cockpit System to work for the gauge cluster. The infotainment system also offers:

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS infotainment

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Porsche InnoDrive (optional)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Customizable Heads-up Display (optional) 
  • Audio Memory
  • 3 USB Ports
  • G-force Meter

Cargo Volume

The 2019 Porche Panamera GTS offers a good deal of cargo space. It offers 17.4 cubic feet of boot space. Drop the rear seats down and you get 46 cubes all to yourself, which is a genuine utility space.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS boot space

Model

Porsche Panamera GTS

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competiton

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

17.4

35.0

18.7

Cargo Volume with rear seats down (ft.3)

46.0

64.0

NA

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS dashboard
2019 Porsche Panamera GTS dashboard
2019 Porsche Panamera GTS seating
2019 Porsche Panamera GTS seating
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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS interior
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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Exterior

The Panamera GTS comes standard with plenty of great hardware: Adaptive air suspension, lowered 10mm. Oversized brakes, 15.3 inches at the front, 14.4 at the rear. - Road and Track

Dimensions and Weight:

The 2019 Panamera GTS rests 10mm lower than its 4S sibling and gets even more calibrated dampers in an attempt to conquer greater control when on track. An amended active rear spoiler is also introduced to the 2019 Panamera GTS. This spoiler is home to additional elements that fabricate a greater surface area to reduce the lift at the rear axle when gliding at great speeds.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS

Model

Porsche Panamera GTS

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5 Competiton

Curb weight (lbs.)

4398

4669

4370

Length(in)

198.8

197.1

195.5

Width(in)

76.3

75.1

74.9

Height(in)

56.0

58.0

58.0

Ground clearance (in)

NA

5.0

5.0

Wheelbase (in)

116.1

115.7

117.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.8/65.0

64.0/62.8

64.0/62.8

The 2019 Panamera GTS comes out as the longest and the widest ride of the list. The track width of the 2019 Panamera GTS is also more than the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the BMW M5 Competiton.

Exterior Features:

The Porsche Panamera has always been a great looker, come 2019 and the Panamera GTS makes a smacking entry with plenty of hardware upgrades up its sleeve. An adaptive air suspension, oversized brakes and a 10mm decrease in the elevation, the Panamera GTS is a stunner.

Some of the prominent exterior features of the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS are:

  • Delay-off Projector Beam LED Headlamps
  • Fully Automatic Headlights
  • Rear Fog Lights
  • Rain Detecting Wipers with Heating Jets
  • Cornering Lights
  • Revised Spoiler with Extra Elements
  • Auto-dimming Door Mirrors
  • Rear Cargo Power Liftgate
  • Glossy Black Finish Lower Bumper Inserts and Window Surrounds
  • 20-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Sport Exhaust System with Black Quad Tailpipes 
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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Safety

The Panamera GTS hosts standard dual front, knee, side, and curtain airbags along with the traction and stability set up arrangements. The 2019 Panamera GTS also incorporates an engine mobilizer and an alarm system with radar-based interior monitoring.

Some of the most prominent safety features of the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS are as follows:

  • Panic Alarm
  • Brake Assist
  • Four-wheel ABS Brakes
  • Occupant Sensing Airbags
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control 
  • Tracker System
  • Electronic Stability
  • Remote Activated Perimeter/Approach Lights

The NHTSA is yet to rate the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Competition

Mercedes-AMG E63 S: The Mercedes-AMG E63 is a complete performer. Drenched in power and driven by practicality, this product of the three-pointed star defines class. The Mercedes-AMG E63 S when compared with the Porsche Panamera GTS comes out to be more powerful, more agile, more practical and very reasonable. The price bridge between the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS is a good $21,335. Employ the optional packages to the Panamera and the bridge further increases.

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BMW M5 Competition: The BMW M5 Competiton screams power and performance. Fitted with a 4.4L V8, the super-saloon churns out a hefty 600bhp along with 553 lb-ft of torque. This figure when placed in comparison with the Panamera GTS' 453 bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque, puts the Porsche to shame. Again, the 2019 Panamera GTS is much more costly than the BMW M5 Competiton with an MSRP difference of $18,300.

2019 BMW M5

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sedan Final Verdict

Porsche has had a history of crafting beauties, which are driven with force and demonstrate power and dominance; similar is the case with the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS. The 19 Panamera GTS looks smashing and drives really well. When it comes to performing, the super-saloon posts great numbers and numbers are the factor which makes a car good. But there is always a difference between good cars and great cars; there is something beyond the numbers with great cars. The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS just does not feels rewarding to drive. It lacks feedback and the driving experience does not match up to the expectations from a car of this slab.

The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS stands strong on its promise of a spacious sedan fitted with a powerful V8. The ride has the comfort of a premium sedan along with the power of a track weapon but it misses out on the X-factor that a purchaser looks for before spending such great bucks on a set of wheels.