The new 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS comes out with a few improvements. The improvements span across the entirety of trim levels, from the base six-cylinder version, through the GTS, all the way to the Turbo and Hybrid versions of the sports saloon.
The GTS package has always been the perfect balancing point between performance and comfort, for all Porsche models. This is especially true for the Panamera, as the main purpose of a sports saloon is to balance these two aspects, in particular. The 2021 Panamera GTS does this balancing act and more.
2021 Porsche Panamera GTS New Design
The New 2021 Panamera has four doors and a roomy trunk, which help make its case as a daily driver. Its practicality doesn’t tarnish its sporting character, though. It’s nearly as agile and communicative as the brand’s sports cars. Porsche offers the Panamera with a plethora of powertrain options, including a hybrid setup and a twin-turbo V-8. Cargo space is plentiful under the fastback’s rear hatch, and the interior will accommodate four adults comfortably, especially the long-wheelbase Executive models.
So What’s New for 2021? For the 2021 Model year, Porsche has given the Panamera a light styling refresh for 2021, incorporating the previously optional SportDesign front fascia as standard across the lineup. The rear end gains an LED strip that runs the entire width of the car, and a new diffuser between the car’s dual exhaust outlets provides a sportier appearance.
Inside, all Panameras receive an updated steering wheel design with integrated shift paddles. Porsche says it tweaked the chassis slightly to improve the ride quality and sharpen handling. New wheel designs and colors—Cherry Red Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic—are also now offered. Also, lane-keeping assist and traffic-sign recognition can now be found on the standard-equipment list.
Engine Options & Performance
Every Panamera comes with a boosted engine, but only some wear the Turbo badge. We review those models separately. The base rear-wheel-drive Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 feature a 325-hp turbocharged 2.6-liter V-6. Under the hood of the considerably quicker 4S model—60 mph in 3.6 seconds, is a 440-hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6. Upgrading to the GTS gives you a 473-hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. It’s the best performing of the non-Turbo line; however, its suspension sacrifices some ride quality in the name of handling. Porsche also offers plug-in Panameras, with a 455-hp powertrain in the 4 E-Hybrid and a 552-hp setup in the 4S E-Hybrid. Buyers looking for an all-electric Porsche should check out the new Taycan.
Moreover, the performance characteristics of the Panamera GTS are further enhanced by Porsche’s Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM). In addition to lowering the car by 0.39 inches (10 mm,) it also electronically, adjusts the dampening on each wheel based on current road conditions and driving style. The system allows for a choice between two settings. “Normal” for comfortable high-speed cruising and “Sport” which makes everything firmer and favors more spirited driving.
So how much it cost to get a new Porsche Panamera GTS. This 2021 Panamera GTS starts from around $120,000 and can go over $160,000, depend on the features you want to get.