New 2019 Porsche Panamera Sedan
Porsche Panamera Sedan
With numerous models, including two plug-in hybrids, the 2019 Porsche Panamera masterfully blends exclusivity, performance and comfort.
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2019 Porsche Panamera KBB Expert Review
In the world of 4-door performance cars, the 2019 Porsche Panamera reigns supreme. That Porsche knows how to make a superior driver’s car should come as no surprise, yet even in a car as large as the Panamera, a thrilling ride is in store for anyone lucky enough to afford the 6-digit price tag. The Panamera’s versatile lineup trumps those of exotics like the Tesla Model S and Ferrari GTC4Lusso, offering numerous models, engines and outputs ranging from 330 to 680 horsepower. At the top of the Panamera food chain is the plug-in Turbo S E-Hybrid that has no equal from rivals like the Audi RS 7, BMW M6 Gran Coupe or Mercedes-Benz CLS.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a thrilling driver’s car with a world-class pedigree, but you also need the convenience of four doors and a usable rear seat, the 2019 Porsche Panamera likely has a model for you. Be it the sleek hatchback or wagon-like Sport Turismo, the Panamera is as functional as it is fun.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Even in Sport Turismo trim, the Panamera’s silhouette won’t be to everyone’s liking. If you’re looking for a more traditional sedan with a secure trunk, an Audi RS 7 or a Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 makes a better choice, while a Lexus LS F Sport adds impeccable reliability and resale.
What's New for 2019
The 2019 Porsche Panamera gains two new models: the GTS and GTS Sport Turismo. New features this year include an available head-up display, a new steering-wheel design for the Turbo models, and an extension of the hybrid battery warranty from seven to eight years.
Compared to the first-generation Panamera, the 2019 car is superior in every area that matters. The steering is remarkably precise, made even better when one tacks on options such as the Sport package that brings launch control and rear-wheel steering. Despite its length, the Panamera takes corners like a champ, aided again by a host of electronic upgrades including Porsche’s Torque Vectoring technology and an adaptive air suspension. Power can be routed to either the rear wheels or all four, the former the choice of most purists, the latter a better option for novice drivers and those regularly dealing with snow. Gear changes are left to Porsche’s excellent PDK twin-clutch 8-speed automatic, while horsepower ranges anywhere from 330 ponies on the base Panamera to a mind-numbing 680 horsepower generated by the Turbo S E-Hybrid’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8-and-electric-motor setup.
Developed exclusively for use in Porsche automobiles, the Burmester 3D High End Surround Sound system delivers brilliant sound through 21 strategically placed speakers. The system is controlled via a touch-screen setup so detailed it even allows sound to be directed to the seating position of your choice.
4D CHASSIS CONTROL
Porsche’s 4D Chassis Control literally keeps track of the car’s driving conditions in three spatial dimensions. Running the data through the system’s computer, 4D perfectly integrates the electronic chassis and suspension systems, tuning them for the optimal blend of ride comfort and performance handling.
Although not as exotic as some competitors, the 2019 Panamera’s interior is pure Porsche. A large center-mounted tachometer and digital speedometer join a configurable screen that displays maps or engine data, while a massive touch-screen navigation system dominates the center stack. Seats are comfortable and supportive, with multiple adjustments depending on the trim and optional equipment. Of course, buyers can opt for an almost infinite number of add-ons, all of which will push the Panamera’s price into the stratosphere. Rear-seat room is better than one might expect, but those looking for maximum headroom might want to opt for the Sport Turismo wagon.
Porsche’s Panamera sports sedan for 2019 shares not a single panel with the original car, yet it is immediately recognizable. The hood and front fascia are squared up a bit, with stronger character lines to make the Panamera a bit more menacing. The familiar curved hatchback rear end is still in place, but the rear fenders are wider, as is the car itself. The 2019 Panamera is only about an inch longer than the first-gen car, but it looks bigger and more substantial. Familiar features like the LED headlights are here, as are new toys such as the 4-position adaptive rear spoiler. The Sport Turismo models have an elongated roof and wagon-like rear end that we think improves the overall look.
Notable Standard Equipment
For the price, one would expect the Porsche Panamera 4S to come well equipped, and one would be correct. There’s a panoramic glass moonroof plus front and rear parking sensors, 19-inch wheels, 8-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, navigation and a 10-speaker premium audio system. The Turbo model adds LED headlights, 20-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, 14-speaker Bose audio, full leather interior, power-adjustable steering column, Alcantara roof lining, 14-way-power front seats and heated rear seats. Performance equipment includes the Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) and the integrated 4D Chassis Control unit.
Notable Optional Equipment
The list of possible option combinations is nearly limitless. Among the more notable upgrades are a 21-speaker Burmester audio system, rear-seat center-console touch screen, adaptive cruise control, adaptive LED headlights, Sport Package (air suspension, Sport Chrono package, rear-axle steering and sport exhaust), ceramic-composite brakes, a heated steering wheel, 18-way-adaptive sport seats, ventilated front and rear seats, infrared night-vision camera, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keep Assist, massaging seats and 4-zone automatic climate control with separate air-temperature, blower-intensity and air-distribution adjustments for each seat. Porsche will also customize the Panamera’s interior to any color you like.
Under the Hood
For 2019, there are 18 Panamera trims and six engine choices. The 2019 Panamera (4, 4 Sport Turismo and 4 Executive) is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo V6 good for 330 horsepower. The 4S models are powered by a 440-horsepower twin-turbocharged direct-injection 2.9-liter V6, while the Panamera Turbo receives a 550-horsepower twin-turbocharged direct-injection 4.0-liter V8 with cylinder deactivation. The new GTS uses a slightly less powerful version of the Turbo’s engine rated at 453 horsepower. The E-Hybrid uses the same 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 462 horsepower, while the Turbo S E-Hybrid pairs the 4.0-liter V8 with an electric motor producing 680 horsepower. All six engines send power to either the rear wheels (RWD) or all four (AWD) via a PDK 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
3.0-liter turbocharged V6 (Panamera)
330 horsepower @ 5,400-6,400 rpm
331 lb-ft of torque @ 1,340 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28 mpg (RWD), 21/27 mpg (AWD)
2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (4S)
440 horsepower @ 5,650-6,600 rpm
405 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28 mpg
4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (GTS)
453 horsepower @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
457 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (Turbo)
550 horsepower @ 5,750-6,000 rpm
567 lb-ft of torque @ 1,960-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25 mpg
2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 + electric motor (E-Hybrid)
462 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (peak output w/gasoline and electric combined)
516 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-5,500 rpm
EPA combined city/highway fuel economy: 22 mpg /46 MPGe
4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 + electric motor (S E-Hybrid)
680 horsepower @ 5,750-6,000 rpm (peak output w/gasoline and electric combined)
626 lb-ft of torque @ 1,950-4,500 rpm
EPA combined city/highway fuel economy: 21 mpg/49 MPGe
The 2019 Porsche Panamera 4-door performance sedan has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $87,300 including destination charges. The Panamera 4 starts around $91,950 while the 4 Sport Turismo jumps to $98,150. The 4S starts closer to $105,050, while the GTS pushes the price closer to $129,350. Turbo models start around $152,500, while E-Hybrid pricing starts around $104,000 with the S E-Hybrid at nearly $187,300. Adding numerous option packages and add-ons can push the price well past the $200,000 mark.
An Audi S7 or a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe starts a few thousand less than the Panamera, while the Turbo’s pricing is well above the starting price for the Audi RS 7, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes-AMG CLS63 4Matic. On the flip side, a Ferrari GTC4Lusso starts over $300,000 and goes up from there.
Be sure to check KBB's Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area paid for their 2019 Porsche Panamera, and note that it is tops in its class when it comes to resale value, according to the KBB 2019 Best Resale Value Awards.
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Porsche Panamera Consumer Reviews
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Unbelievable performance, comfort and style.
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