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5 highlights of the new Porsche Panamera GTS

The Porsche Panamera has gone from strength to strength since its introduction in 2011. Now Porsche has introduced two new models into the second gen range, the Panamera GTS and Panamera Sport Turismo.  Here are 5 things you need to know.

V8 Powerplant

A 4.0 V8 biturbo powerplant is at the heart of the new GTS models, with outs of 338kW(460hp) and 620Nm.  This is an increase of over 15Kw and 100Nm over the previous model, with the sports exhaust system adding to the whole experience. With the standard Sport Chrono package and Porsche’s PTM all-wheel drive system, the Panamera will sprint to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds.

Porsche Panamera GTS Engine

Three-chamber air suspension

The Panamera GTS models now come standard with three-chamber air suspension. This system provides comfort when needed but also performance when desired.  If find yourself on an open stretch of twisty road,  the GTS’s lower sports chassis and sportier Active Suspension Management is said to provide great driving dynamics. Something that can’t be said for every saloon.

Porsche Panamera GTS

GTS Styling

Black highlights have now been included on the new Panamera GTS models. These can be found on the front, rear and other areas of the car. These highlights fall under the Sport Design package, which also includes 20″ wheels for the exterior, and black Alcantara set off anodised aluminium trim on the inside. Porsche’s GTS models have always given that little extra in stealthy styling.

Porsche Panamera GTS Styling

New Head-up display

Latest technologies are available on the Panamera GTS models, such as the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, adaptive cruise control and optional ear steering. However,  new to the entire Panamera range a head-up display which can be configured to the driver’s preferences.

Porsche Panamera GTS Interior

First ever Panamera GTS Sport Turismo

The new GTS Sport Turismo is a first for Porsche and is even more suited for everyday driving with a 4+1 seating configuration. Let’s also not forget the larger boot lid, loading sill and a bigger luggage compartment.  Those long weekends away with the family can now be enjoyed even more, and there may even be room for a set of golf clubs as well.

Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo

Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo pricing in South Africa

Pricing for the Porsche Panamera GTS is currently TBA. However, the GTS Sport Turismo starts at ZAR 2,148,000 with a 5-year Driveplan, 0r ZAR 2,098,000 with a 3-year Driveplan.

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