Anton Andres / Porsche | March 03, 2017 07:22
2018 Sport Turismo expands the Panamera model line
Porsche has just expanded the all-new Panamera with the introduction of a new body style. Called the Panamera Sport Turismo, it is largely based on the concept of the same name revealed back in 2012. Porsche adds that the Panamara Sport Turismo will be available with five variants, each with their own engines.
The Panamera Sport Turismo's design is similar to the Panamera sedan from the nose to the center of the car. From the center to the back, it gets its own unique sheetmetal to incorporate the wagon body. It gets new rear doors and an elongated window line. The Sport Turismo also features a third window and sweeping roofline the curves downwards. As for its tail lights, these units come straight from the Panamera sedan.
Porsche also claims they are the first to come up with active aerodynamics in wagon segment. The roof-mounted spoiler can be set in two stages and varies at the speed and mode selected. Below 170 km/h, the spoiler stays retracted while going beyond that will deploy them. The spoiler can also be deployed at 90 km/h once Sport or Sport Plus modes are engaged. To minimize wind noise when the sliding roof is open, the spoiler moves up to let the air flow freely.
Inside, the Panamera Sport Turismo is largely carried over from the sedan. This means that the dash, door panels and interior features are the same as its sibling. However, practicality is boosted with a different rear seat configuration. Porsche calls it the 4+1 design concept and adds a center seat at the back. The Panamera Sport Turismo can also be specified with 2+2 seating like in the sedan. Being a wagon, Porsche also mentioned the Sport Turismo's cargo capacity. It is rated at 520 liters with the seats up and 1,390 liters with the seats folded flat.
As mentioned, the Panamera Sport Turismo will be available in five variants with five different powertrains. The range starts with the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 producing 330 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Moving up the range is the more powerful Panamera 4S Sport Turismo. From the new 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, power is rated at 440 PS and 550 Nm of torque.
Sitting above the the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo is the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo with its 462 PS and 700 Nm from its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and electric motors. Up next is the Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo, powered by a 4.0-liter V8 turbodiesel that puts out 422 PS and 850 Nm of torque. Topping the Sport Turismo range is the Turbo model with its 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 550 PS and 770 Nm of torque. All models shift via an eight-speed dual clutch transmission and come with all-wheel drive.