Compare 2019 Porsche Panamera vs. 2019 Audi A8

2019 Porsche Panamera vs 2019 Audi A8
2019 Porsche Panamera 2019 Audi A8
Top Track Speed
  164 mph 130 mph
Curb Weight
  4,001 lb. 4,751 lb.
Cargo Space
  17.6 cu. ft. 12.5 cu. ft.

2019 Porsche Panamera vs 2019 Audi A8

Serving San Diego, CA

When you demand excellence from a full-size luxury car, you understandably want access to all of the latest features in stunning vehicle design. You may think that you would need to forsake stellar performance to take advantage of the spaciousness of a full-size car, but the 2019 Porsche Panamera proves this theory to be incorrect. The Panamera is now in its second generation, and has the body style and breathtaking capabilities that you are searching for. You may be curious how it rates against the popular 2019 Audi A8. The A8 is a luxury full-size sedan that is well-known for its performance capabilities as well, so close comparison is necessary before you make a purchase.


The 2019 Porsche Panamera is available in a standard model as well as in GTS, Turbo and E-Hybrid variations. The base engine in the 2019 model year is a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 with 330 horsepower. Stepping up to the 2019 Panamera GTS, you can appreciate a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V6 with 440 horsepower. The GTS and E-Hybrid versions for 2019 respectively offer 452 and 462 horsepower. These vehicles have a tight turning circle and essential equipment to deliver a smooth ride with quick responsiveness. The 2019 Audi A8, in comparison, comes with a 3.0T, V6 engine with available Quattro all-wheel drive, generating 335 horsepower.


The differences between the 2019 Porsche Panamera versus the 2019 Audi A8 extend beyond performance capabilities. The exterior of the 2019 Porsche Panamera is stunningly contoured with sleek curves and a front end that is characteristic of the brand. The rounded headlights fade sharply back with the hood. This, combined with robust air intake vents embedded in the side panels and an aerodynamic roof, creates a sense of speed. Exterior features include a sunroof and power-tilting side mirrors. The 2019 Audi A8 has the body style of a classic sedan. Its stately stance is enhanced by an elongated grille featuring extensive horizontal bars. Exterior features on the A8 vehicle may include OLED headlights and power-adjusting side mirrors.


As full-size sedans, the 2019 Panamera and the 2019 A8 both provide spacious interiors with two full rows of seating. Interior materials, color schemes, and features are significantly different. The 2019 Porsche Panamera may be outfitted with high-end features like a 4-zone climate control system, an entertainment system, heated and massaging front seats in high-grade leather; rear window powered sun blinds, soft-close doors, and so much more. The 2019 Audi A8 is equipped with heated and multi-way power-adjustable front seats, a rear entertainment system, auto climate control features, and digital technology for the infotainment system.

At our San Diego Porsche dealership, we want to give you all of the information that you need about the Panamera so that you can finalize your comparison and make a selection. To inquire about the Panamera’s capabilities across the available trims, contact our dealership today.

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