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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo announced

By Chris Thompson, 16 Oct 2018 News

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo announced news

Two new brutal beasts for Porsche’s four-door family

Porsche has announced it’s bringing the GTS badge into the current Panamera lineup, filling the gap between the 4S and the Turbo badges.

The new versions of the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo (a badge which means Gran Turismo Sport Sport Turismo) have both already been confirmed for Australia.

With 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8s powering both models, producing 338kW and 620Nm each, the primary difference between the Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo is the body style, the larger Sport Turismo being the slightly heavier ‘wagon’.

The smaller GTS still weighs a hefty 1995kg, meaning 338kW pulls it to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds. The Sport Turismo is 30kg heavier at 2025kg, but still takes just 4.1 seconds to nail 100km/h. Both are only available with Porsche’s eight-speed PDK gearbox.

Each GTS has had its chassis lowered by 10mm, with air suspension and a more dynamic Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) setup claimed to strike a balance between performance and comfort.

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The GTS models are visually distinguished with black trim around the front, sides, and rear to provide accents, while black Alcantara and anodised aluminium.

Porsche Australia says the new GTS models are available to order now, with the Panamera GTS available from $364,100. The Panamera GTS Sport Turismo starts from a slightly higher $371,400. These price points slot them in just below the Panamera Turbo models, but well north of the 4S models.

Both GTS models are due to arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2019.