We all knew this was coming eventually, and now it’s here. Porsche has just released the newest body style for the Panamera lineup: the Sport Turismo.
As you can see in the images, this is more of a party in the front, business in the rear version of the Panamera, as from the B-pillars and back, it gains a new, more wagon-like body. Now, it’s not a traditional wagon, of course, as its D-pillar does still have somewhat of a coupe-like rake. In terms of size, the Panamera Sport Turismo is identical in all dimensions, save for its extra 0.1 inches of height over the sedan.
On the roof is a new adaptive spoiler, known as the Porsche Active Aerodynamics, which can add up to 110 pounds of downforce. At normal speeds, the PAA stays at a negative-7-degree position for reduced drag. At track speeds, this spoiler moves into performance position (positive 1 degree) to help improve handling. It does the same in Sport and Sport Plus modes at speeds of more than 55 mph. When the panoramic roof is open, the PAA transforms into a wind dam by going to a full positive 26 degrees to reduce wind noise at speeds over 55 mph.
The other big changes are inside the car. The rear seat gains a 2+1 setup, which allows for a third middle passenger in a pinch – by the looks of it, that seat is not too comfortable. There is also an extra 0.7 cubic feet of cargo room, putting the Sport Turismo at 18.4 cubic feet (15 cubic feet in the hybrid model). With the seats folded down, the cargo room grows to 49 cubes (45.7 cubic feet in the hybrid model).
There will be four versions of the Panamera Sport Turismo when it debuts: 4, 4S, 4 E-Hybrid, and Turbo. The Panamera 4 will feature a 330-horsepower V-6; the Panamera 4S will have twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 that’s good for 440 horsepower; the 4 E-Hybrid will use the same engine as the 4S, but paired with a 136-horsepower electric motor to put it at 462 horsepower; and the Turbo model will feature the 550-horsepower 4.0-liter V-8. Acceleration times to 60 mph in these Sport Turismo models will be the same as their respective sedans.
The Panamera Sport Turismo lineup will be a 2018 model year when it arrives near the end of 2017. Its prices will be as follows:
- Panamera 4 Sport Turismo: $96,200
- Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: $104,000
- Panamera 4S Sport Turismo: $109,200
- Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo: $154,000