Let that sink in for a minute. Porsche showed off a Panamera wagon concept, called the Panamera Sport Turismo at the Paris Motor Show in 2012. It didn’t head to production for that generation so Porsche promised that the new Panamera would get a wagon variant.
The Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment
As you may already know the wagon is based on Porsche’s stellar second-generation Panamera sedan. The brand’s design boss, Michael Mauer said that although it’s new, it retains all those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche. Believe it or not, the Sport Turismo is the first version of the Panamera to have a “4+1” configuration, room for five passengers.
Panamera Sport Turismo gets the latest generation of the company’s techno wizardry
Aesthetically, the front-end design is almost identical to that of the standard Panamera. But at the back of the car the difference becomes very clear. The fastback rear end has been replaced by a more conventional sport wagon design featuring an extendable rear spoiler. APorsche wagon is still a Porsche. What’s more, Sport Turismo features Porsche InnoDrive, Porsche Advanced Cockpit, adaptive cruise control, Porsche Traction Management, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and adaptive air suspension.
The wagon is expected to reach US showrooms by the end of the year, with additional flavors including the 330-horsepower Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, the 462-horsepower 4S, the 440-horsepower E-Hybrid and the 550-horsepower Turbo. With an exception of the Turbo’s V8, all other versions of the Sport Turismo will be powered by Porsche’s new twin-turbo V6 engine.
As for acceleration, the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo can hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 5.0 seconds while the top-spec Turbo can hit 60 in an impressive 3.4 seconds.