The Panamera GTS was the sportiest version of the Panamera range, placed right below the Turbo version.
Its look and performance and the active suspension made the car sportier than the 4S version.
In 2013, Porsche started to offer the long-wheelbase version, named Executive, on specific markets with specific engine versions. Since the 2020 model year, it started to offer that option on more markets, and with an option for Sport Tourismo (shooting brake) as well.
For the 2020 model, the Panamera GTS featured a redesigned front fascia, with a different bumper and lower apron. The previously optional Sport Design front end was featured as standard on the facelifted version. In the back, the revamped light strip ran seamlessly over the trunk lid, with an adapted contour and new LED taillights were installed. The three-piece retractable wing was kept. The GTS version featured a new darkened Exclusive Design tail light clusters as standard with dynamic coming/leaving home function.
The interior of the 2020 Panamera 4 featured the already known Porsche Communication Management infotainment system with a 12.3” touch-screen display mounted at the same level as the steering wheel, on top of the center stack. It featured the improved Voice Pilot online voice control and wireless Apple CarPlay. Porsche didn’t say anything about the Android Auto connectivity.
The 2020 Panamera GTS engine was upgraded and gained 20 hp over its predecessor. The rear-wheel-drive sport-sedan offered 480 hp from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Despite its wide 315/35 R 20 rear tires, it struggled for traction got a 3.9 second for the 0 to 100 kph (0 to 62 mph) run, 0.1 seconds quicker than the non-facelifted version.