The new Sport Turismo models precisely encapsulate the Panamera principle: performance and comfort are not contradictory notions, but a single entity. Neither are dynamics and efficiency – our engineers strive to enhance both in equal measure.
Driven by a new generation of highpowered engines (the new V6 Turbo, V6 biturbo or V8 biturbo engine, depending on the model), the range offers up to 550 hp and four-wheel drive while the eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) provides the acceleration you would expect from a sports car.
The new Panamera Sport Turismo range stylishly executes the added convenience of greater passenger and luggage space, making a profound statement in the luxury segment.
It's the first Panamera to feature three rear seats; the two outer most take the form of individual seats – in keeping with the model’s reputation for sporting performance with maximum passenger comfort – and a central third seat produces a 2+1 configuration. As an option, the Panamera Sport Turismo is also available in four-seat configuration with two electrically adjustable individual seats at the rear.
“For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment, but retains all those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche”, says Michael Mauer, Head of Porsche Style .
From a technological and design perspective, the Sport Turismo utilises all the innovations introduced with the new second generation Panamera launched last year. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, pioneering assistance systems such as Porsche InnoDrive adaptive cruise control, chassis systems including rear axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) electronic roll stabilisation system, and a choice of powertrains.
Combined, these attributes make the new Porsche more versatile than any other model in its class. With a large tailgate, low boot loading sill, increased luggage compartment volume and 4+1 seating for the first time, the Panamera Sport Turismo offers the perfect combination of everyday usability and maximum vitality.
The Panamera Sport Turismo is available to order now and first deliveries will arrive from October 7.