Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Is The Finest Of Them All

As promised, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo has debuted ahead of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2017. Sticking true to the 2012 concept, it adds some extra practicality and style to the second-generation Panamera family.

The style differences between the Sport Turismo and regular, run-of-the-mill Panamera models are immediately noticeable. From the B-pillar back, the roofline of the Sport Turismo stretches much further back than in the sedan and at a less acute rake. This allows for increased headroom for rear seat passengers as well as Shooting Brake-style lines that allows for greater luggage space, 520 liters in fact. That figure increases to 1,390 liters with the rear seats folded down.

As with the Panamera five-door, the Sport Turismo still measures 5,049 mm in length and 1,937 mm in width but is 5 mm higher. The new roofline also allows the Sport Turismo to be the first Panamera that can fit three people in the rear, rather than just two.

Another interesting element of the car is its active rear spoiler. It is just as complex as the spoiler of the standard Panamera and operates in three different modes depending on the speed and driving settings. For example, at speeds over 106 mph, it deploys at an angle of 1 degrees and when the panoramic sunroof is open, automatically adjusts to 26 degrees to minimize interior wind noise.

Initially, five different variants of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo will be offered. These are the Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Diesel, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo. The range-topping Turbo Sport Turismo delivers 542 hp from its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine while power from the other engines vary between 325 hp and 456 hp.

Porsche says that the entry-level Panamera 4 Sport Turismo will set German customers back at least 97,557 euros ($102,860) with prices rising to 158,604 euros ($167,225) for the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo.

In the States, the 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo models are expected to arrive towards the end of 2017, with prices starting at $96,200 for the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, $104,000 for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, $109,200 for the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo, and $154,000 for the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, excluding the $1,050 delivery and handling.

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  • U8INIT

    Interior is a complete slay…however, I’m so underwhelmed with the exterior….It’s not as sleek as I thought it would be like the concept…now just allroad this thing and I’ll reconsider.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      You sure love your allroads…

    • donald seymour

      Look at you. You have been on a criticizing role lately, but I definitely feel you on this. And I’m going to have to agree with you on this. I would had thought of Porsche just simply translating the concept directly to production would be relatively easy, but no. The concept is better and more cohesive in my opinion.

    • Nordschleife

      Were you expecting the roof line of the Mercedes CLS shooting brake? I think this is pretty faithful to the concept.

  • Robert

    so basically Porsche now has a 4 seat station wagon… I like it.

    • Bo Hanan

      4-Seat 190MPH station wagon.

      • Robert

        I like that even more! 😉

  • Kaisuke971

    This is so sexy, just wow… We need more Shooting brakes people, they look so darn good !

  • BarryFastCars

    Best car available on the market? I would still go for a normal Panamera because it is still highly practical but this is just awesome.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I approve.

    • Bash

      now they can start building it lol

  • An Existing Person

    HOT

  • Tumbi Mtika

    So much yes.

    I can finally sleep at night without the A/S/RS6 Avant here.

  • dumblikeyou2

    I’m here more so because Autoblog just royally fucked themselves today by launching a new format and shutting down user comments for an undisclosed amount of time. Way to Inside Line yourselves, Autoblog.

    But I really, really think I deserve this Pano as comp.

    • eb110americana

      Moment of silence for Autoblog. I am pretty sure that AOL wanted more car-buying traffic from them, so they are moving to end comments, reviews, and anything that doesn’t direct people towards dealer links and ads. Ironically, that will be the end of the site in short order. Over the years, I have probably visited Autoblog more than any human alive, but as of today I have officially written them off.

    • nastinupe

      So autoblog is no longer comment friendly? I totally am lost as to what they are trying to do. I just went over there and it was a total mess.

  • SgtBeavis

    Porsche has perfected the station wagon.

  • Mark S

    I like this much better than the new sedan. The new sedan to me doesn’t have the something special about it like the original.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Giddyup!

  • eb110americana

    I don’t really find this all that compelling next to the hatch, especially with those chunky taillights making the wagon look very un-Porsche-like in the sleekness department. It makes more sense if you are getting chauffeured, I suppose. However, next to the Cayenne or Macan, I would take this in a heartbeat.

  • Bash

    just wait for a while. soon someone will render this as a pick-up truck.

  • TheHake

    This thing gives me wood! Love it!

  • Sébastien

    I expected the rear part to be more angular, roof going a bit longer…
    Here it looks like a Macan back copy/pasted onto the sedan.

  • rover10

    At last a backend to match a beautiful frontend! Why would you buy the saloon when this is available? Better proportions, more load space, and still looks sporty. This car will keep my dreams alive.

  • kimbentsen

    The perfect car. Why call a station wagon for shooting brake? It is the most desirable station wagon on the planet. It ticks all boxes. I want one.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    İ like it more than sedan actually.

  • SteersUright

    Hmmm…nah. The regular Panamera looks soooo much sleeker. As an alternative to a super wagon (Audi RS6, etc), its definitely a cool option. I still feel all Panamera’s need a serious and immediate redesign of their soulless, blobular, shapeless headlight. Headlights define the front of a car and while these aren’t entirely awful, they dont do much for the car either. Outside of the headlights, i LOVE the tail lights and most of the rest of the car, including the interior design.

  • fabri99

    It looks a little fat. I like it, but I don’t love it. I’d definitely have the standard model.

  • The first Panamera I like… And an other one I can’t afford.

  • DJ

    interior looks like it should be in a Jag. But it looks like a Porsche station wagon.

  • MikeyOrange

    I wish they held a little truer to the concept version as it was more muscular and sportier in appearance/stance, plus the hatch was wider too… That being said, it’s still a much nicer vehicle than the standard Panamera. Maybe it will force Audi (and hopefully others) to decide to bring sportier/upscale hatches too. Not like the A7… that’s just a hatch on a sedan/saloon body, give me an A6 Avant over that everyday of the week.

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