The New Panamera Sport Turismo
Adding to the hype of the Geneva Auto Show, Porsche just pulled the covers off the all-new Panamera Sport Turismo. It’s been since the debut of the Sport Turismo Concept back in 2012 at the Paris Motor Show that Porsche was planning a Panamera wagon, but what’s caught everyone off guard is how incredibly sexy the production Sport Turismo actually is. Not to mention how closely Porsche stuck to the original concept’s design.
The original Panamera was somewhat of a dud, design-wise; the Porsche design language of the time just didn’t match up with the architecture of a sedan. But here, not only is the base sedan a handsome car, but it almost seems as if Porsche’s new styling was tailored to the Panamera wagon — it’s near perfect.
Then there’s the interior. The brown leather seats and dark wood trim is clearly the way to go — all that’s missing is a fireplace and a bearskin rug. It’s easy to imagine hopping in the Sport Turismo to get wherever it is you’re going and, when you arrive, just deciding to stay in the car the rest of the night. No one would blame you.
The new Sport Turismo is the first Panamera to feature three rear seats. The two outside seats take the form of individual seats – in keeping with the model line’s claim for sporty performance with maximum passenger comfort – thereby producing a 2+1 configuration at the rear. As an option, the Panamera Sport Turismo is also available in a four-seat configuration with two electrically adjustable individual seats at the rear.
Five engines at market launch
The Panamera Sport Turismo is available to order now. The European market launch is scheduled for October 7, 2017, with the other markets following in early November. The new Porsche will be available with five engines that are already used in the sports saloon. The prices start at $96,200 for the base model and jump to $154,000 for the V8. The best news of all is that this is yet another incredible wagon making its way to U.S. soil. Bring on the new wagon revolution.
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 7.9 – 7.8 l/100 km; CO2emissions 180 – 178 g/km
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 8.3 – 8.2 l/100 km; CO2emissions 189 – 187 g/km
Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 6.8 – 6.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 178 – 176 g/km
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 9.4 l/100 km; CO2emissions 217 – 215 g/km
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 2.5 l/100 km; electric power consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km