Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera GTS vs 4S

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Panamera GTS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera GTS GTS

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.99 s vs 14.57 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 5.77 s vs 6.21 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
More expensive sticker price $110k vs $96k Around 15% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Porsche Panamera 4S

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Porsche Panamera 4S 4S

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Slightly sticky cornering g 0.87 g vs 0.85 g Almost the same
Slightly lighter curb weight 4,101 lb vs 4,233 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera GTS  vs
4S 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 109,900 96,350
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013
City mileage 16 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

design

Body style Sedan Sedan
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Gear ratios
1: 5.97:1
2: 3.31:1
3: 2.01:1
4: 1.37:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.81:1
7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1 3.15:1
Paddle shifters N/A N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc 14.21 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19 245/50 18
Wheel material Alloy Alloy
Wheel material Alloy Alloy

road tests

Panamera GTS  vs
4S 
Top speed 178 mph 177 mph
1/4 mile 13.99 s 14.57 s
0-60mph 5.77 s 6.21 s
Lateral acceleration 0.85 g 0.87 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.84 lb/hp 10.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM 400 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 369 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet 39.3 feet
Steering system Unknown Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc 4,806 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Electricity
Compression ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in 3.78 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,233 lb 4,101 lb
Width 76 in 76 in
Height 55.8 in 55.8 in
Length 195.6 in 195.6 in
Front track width 65.2 in 65.3 in
Ground clearance 6.4 in 5.7 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in 114.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Porsche Panamera GTS GTS
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