2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan

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2019 MODEL
$151,500 - $161,900
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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: October 5, 2019



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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$151500

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

244

horsepower

550 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

567 lbs.-ft @ 1960 rpm

transmission

8-speed automated manual

chassis

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

198.8 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

56.1 in.

curb weight

4398 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

47.3 cu ft.

payload capacity

1300 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/25 mpg

highway range

592.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50,000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

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Alien Green

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

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Turbo

Turbo

power
550 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$151,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) Starting at $151,500 MSRP (18/21/25) 550 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Turbo Executive

Turbo Executive

power
550 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$161,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Turbo Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) Starting at $161,900 MSRP (18/21/25) 550 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

Expert Review


Equipped with a twin turbo V8, the all wheel drive Panamera accelerates like a bat out of hell and handles like a ballerina. It pampers its passengers with an astoundingly beautiful and airy cabin.

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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Features

Although, the Panamera Turbo does not have any trims, it does have an extended wheelbase version available called the ‘Executive’. The 2019 Panamera Turbo offers full leather upholstery along with suede roof line as standard. Heated and ventilated seats with 14 way power adjustability, heated rear seats and adaptive air suspension.

Trims

Panamera Turbo

 

Panamera Turbo Executive

MSRP

$151,500

 

$161,900

Key Features

 

20-inch wheels

All the features of the Base Turbo

 

Adaptive headlights

 

Longer wheelbase of 122 inches

 

Adaptive air suspension

 

Higher amount of legroom in the second row

 

Keyless entry and ignition

 

 

 

Power-adjustable steering wheel

 

 

 

Synthetic-suede roof-liner and pillar

 

 

 

Full leather upholstery

 

 

 

14-way power front seats with memory settings

 

 

 

Heated rear seats

 

 

 

14-speaker Bose audio system

 

 

The Panamera Executive delivers all the features of the standard and offers a longer wheelbase of 122 inches, increasing the rear legroom by 6 inches.

We Recommend

Unless you need the extra 6 inches of legroom at the back, we would recommend to go with the standard wheelbase Panamera Turbo.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Engine and Performance

“The 2019 Panamera pulls up just shy of perfection.” - The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The Panamera Turbo comes equipped with 4.0L twin turbo V8 engine that produces 550 horsepower at the crank along with 567 foot pounds of torque. The beastly twin turbo V8 is equipped to an eight speed automatic transmission delivering power to all four wheels. The torque comes in early in the rev range making the ride quality astoundingly smooth.

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Models

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

BMW M760i X-Drive

MSRP

$151,500

$150,545

$156,700

Engine

4.0L V-8 Gas Engine

 

4.0L V-8 Gas Engine

6.6L V-12 Gas Engine

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

550 hp @

 

5750 rpm

 

603 hp @ 5500 rpm

601 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

567 ft-lbs. @ 1960 rpm

664 ft-lbs. @ 2750 rpm

590 ft-lbs. @ 1550 rpm

As Compared to its German rivals, Porsche delivers the least power and torque. However, it makes up for it with nimble handling and sportier performance. The heavier Mercedes and BMW struggle to keep up with the Porsche especially in the corners.

Acceleration

Equipping launch control on the Panamera Turbo is like a shot of adrenaline combined with a jumpscare. The 4.0 L twin turbo V8 pushes the car to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, the Turbo completes a quarter mile in just 11.3 seconds, thanks to the eight-speed PDK gearbox, the gear-shifts are lightning quick.

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Models

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

BMW M760i X-Drive

0-60 MPH

3.4 sec

3.4 sec

3.4 sec

Quarter Mile

11.3 sec

11.6 sec

11.7 sec

Engine

4.0L

4.0L

6.6L

As compared to the M760i and the S63, all three cars have similar 0-60 acceleration figures but the least powerful Panamera is the quickest to a quarter mile. The lighter weight and better aerodynamics helps the Panamera pull ahead of its rivals.

Braking

Squeezing hard on the brake pedal at 60 MPH stops the Panamera Turbo at just 112 feet. The Brake pedal is soft and inspires confidence while the car stays composed under heavy braking.

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Model

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

BMW M760i X-Drive

Brake pads Front (in)

16.1

15.4

14.7

Brake pads Rear (in)

15.0

14.2

14.5

Curb weight (lbs)

4,398

4,564

5,128

60-0 MPH

101 ft.

109 ft.

111 ft.

As compared to the rivals, the Panamera Turbo wins by a long shot due to its bigger brakes and lighter weight. On the other hand, the other two German saloons struggle because of their heavy weight and smaller brakes.

Ride and Handling

Despite its massive size, the Panamera turbo feels nimble and agile, the steering feels precise and requires little input to maneuver the car at higher speeds.

The Turbo handles more like a small lightweight car rather than a big luxury four seater, one can quickly forget that he or she is driving a 4000+ pounds sedan, the tires grip like glue to the road while cornering. In all honesty, the 2019 Panamera Turbo is not too far behind the 911 when it comes to pure driving pleasure.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Fuel Economy

“With the Panamera, Porsche plugs into the grid for its best fuel economy.” - The Car Connection

There are many reasons why the Panamera is a great car to daily drive, one of them is its fuel efficiency. Even though the engine produces over 500 horsepower, the Porsche provides best-in-class mileage at 21 miles per gallon combined.

Model

 

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

BMW M760i X-Drive

MPG (City)

18

17

13

MPG (Highway)

25

26

20

MPG (Combined)

21

20

16

The S63 is close to the Panamera in terms of efficiency, but the M760i far behind as it uses a bigger V12 engine and weighs more than a house.

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Interior

The 2019 Panamera distinguishes itself with supple front seats and astonishing cargo space. - The Car Connection

 Seating and Comfort

The beautifully designed cabin is complimented by large comfortable seats. The thinly padded heated and ventilated seats are shaped perfectly to provide maximum support all day long.

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Although not as good as the more traditional luxury rivals, the ride quality is exceptional, the cabin is well isolated from road noises. The ample room along with the premium build quality oozes luxury and makes the cabin a lively place to be inside.

Models

 

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

BMW M760i X-Drive

Passenger Capacity

4

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.0/51.9/41.9

39.7/59.7/41.4

39.9/59.2/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.2/51.7/33.3

37.7/59.1/34.1

38.9/57.7/44.4

However, due to the central tunnel that goes across the cabin, there is no room for a third passenger in the rear seats. For that one has to look for the Sport Tourismo version.

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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Exterior

“The sinewy second-generation Porsche Panamera has cured its roofline blues.” - The Car Connection

The 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo appears to be muscular and intimidating as compared to the last gen Turbo. The front end resembles a beefed up cayman, the new redesigned tail with the LED strip panning across resembles a 911, and the wide fender flares adds to the menacing stance.

Dimension and Weight

Being over 4000 pounds in weight, the Panamera hides its bulging gut quite well in its performance. In fact, due to the curvy design the Panamera does not appear to be as heavy as it is in reality.

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Models

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

BMW M760i X-Drive

Curb weight (lbs)

4398

4564

5128

Length (in)

198.8

208.5

206.6

Width (in) (w/o mirror)

76.3

75.0

74.9

Height (in)

56.1

59.0

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

5.1

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

116.1

124.6

126.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.2/64.5

64.6/64.7

63.5/64.6

Against its competitors, Panamera is the lightest and the lesser amount of weight can be felt if all the three are driven back to back. The heaviest among the three, BMW M760i weighs over 5000 pounds and the weight can be felt, especially around the corners.

Exterior Features

  • 19" Panamera wheels
  • All new sporty looking LED headlamps and Taillamps
  • Modular spoiler
  • A Continuous LED light strip between the 2 Tails Lamps
  • Sunroof for both Front and Rear Passenger.
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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Safety

With no crash-test data to its credit, the Panamera waits for a date with a wall.- The Car Connection

The Panamera Turbo comes standard with forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control and other optional features and safety tech.

The highlight features are the Night Vision Assistant features which sees pedestrians or animals in dark using a thermal imaging camera and alerts the driver. The next is the InnoDrive from Porsche which while in cruise control, combines the navigation data with signals from the radar and video sensors which then is processed by the car to accelerate, decelerate or shift gears for the next 1.8 miles.

The IIHS and NHTSA has not rated the 2019 Panamera and there is no crash test data available. However, with a plethora of safety features and tech that assures the safety of passengers.

NHTSA and IIHS Rating

 The IIHS and NHTSA has not crash tested or rated the 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo.

 Safety Features

  • Rear view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Surround view camera
  • Heads up display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane change assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Night vision system

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Competition

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo vs. 2019 Mercedes S63 AMG Sedan

The S63 AMG Sedan is another monstrous performer from Germany. The S63 fuses AMG performance with luxury of the S class. However, when compared to the Panamera Turbo, the S63 is nowhere nearly as capable as the Turbo in terms of handling. Both the cars have beautifully designed interiors and boasts a long list of features. Overall, the Porsche takes the lead here, as it trumps over the Mercedes in performance, practicality and its efficiency.

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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo vs. 2019 BMW M760i X-Drive

The Panamera cannot beat the BMW M760i when it comes to sheer luxury and comfort. The BMW has a massive V12 engine and has features never seen before on a car. However, the overall package of the Panamera Turbo is better especially while considering the lack luster efficiency and next to none cornering capability of the 7 series sedan.

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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sedan Final Verdict

Amongst the competition, the Panamera Turbo provides the best overall package. It offers best-in-class efficiency, practicality, luxurious interior, suave styling and supercar-worthy performance.

Overall, the impressive list of features and sharp performance makes the 2019 Panamera one of the best performance four-doors out there.