Extravagant design, adaptive roof spoiler and 4+1 seating concept
The first of its kind: Panamera GTS Sport Turismo
The new Panamera GTS is not just available as a standard sports saloon. For the first time ever, it is now also available as a Sport Turismo. In design terms, the GTS model offers all the benefits of the new Sport Turismo range and its avant-garde elements. The roof line has been raised in contrast to the sports saloon version, making it easier to get in and out at the rear while also increasing the headroom. The capacity of the luggage compartment benefits from the wide-opening tailgate with standard electric activation and the low loading sill at a height of just 622 millimetres. If the Sport Turismo is equipped with comfort access, a simple foot movement is all it takes to open or close the tailgate as the vehicle recognises authorised users via the remote key. Just like all Sport Turismo models, the Panamera GTS is equipped with a three-seater rear bench as standard. Since the two outer seats – as sporty and comfortable as you would expect from this series – are designed as individual seats, this results in a 2+1 configuration at the rear. Customers can also opt for two electrically adjustable individual seats for the rear. When loaded up to the top edge of the rear seats, the GTS Sport Turismo offers a stowage capacity of 520 litres. The three rear seat backrests can be folded down separately or together (ratio 40:20:40) and can be unlocked electrically from the luggage compartment. This configuration increases the loading volume to a maximum of 1,390 litres.
Porsche also offers an optional load compartment management solution for the Panamera Sport Turismo. The variable system is designed to safely transport objects of all shapes and sizes and includes two securing rails integrated into the luggage compartment floor, four lashing eyes, and a luggage compartment partition. A flexible luggage compartment blind is included as standard.
If it is wished to charge a laptop on the way to an important meeting, this can be done using the optional 230 V socket in the luggage compartment.
Roof spoiler for up to 50 kilograms of extra downforce
The Panamera Sport Turismo’s standard roof spoiler is unique in this vehicle category. Its angle can be adjusted to one of three settings depending on the driving situation and selected driving mode. It can generate up to 50 kilograms of extra downforce on the rear axle. As part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) system, the spoiler is retracted at speeds up to 170 km/h and follows the rear sloping roof line at an angle of minus seven degrees. From speeds above 170 km/h, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position at plus one degrees, increasing the ride stability and lateral dynamics. In the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, the roof spoiler already moves into this position at speeds from 90 km/h. As an active support feature, the PAA automatically adjusts the spoiler angle to plus 26 degrees at speeds from 90 km/h if the optional panorama sliding roof is open. This balances out any turbulent air movement and reduces noise levels accordingly.