Four of five performance classes with air suspension as standard
Traditionally, Porsche does not offer its models in classic equipment versions. Instead, the standard equipment and specific individualisation are linked to the respective engine size. One example is the three-chamber air suspension, which is standard equipment for the 4 E-Hybrid, 4S models and the Turbo, but an optional feature for the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo. The performance classes of the new Panamera Sport Turismo are easy to recognise from the external appearance – at least for vehicles with the engine-specific standard equipment.
Exterior: Wheels, tailpipes and add-on parts indicate the performance
On the outside, the engine versions of the Panamera Sport Turismo are distinguished by various features including the wheels and brakes, the tailpipes of the exhaust system, and the body add-on parts and trim strips. Other identifying features include the respective model designations, if the Sport Turismo was ordered with this.
Wheels and brakes: As standard, the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo and 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo are fitted with 19 inch wheels (“Panamera” design). The brake callipers of the petrol engine model are painted in Black, while those of the hybrid version are Acid Green. The 4S models also leave the factory with 19 inch rims (“Panamera S” design). As well as their own rim design, the 4S models also have brake callipers in Titanium Grey. The Turbo Sport Turismo is fitted with 20 inch wheels as standard (“Panamera Turbo” design) and red brake callipers.
Tailpipes: The brushed stainless steel tailpipes also indicate the engine size. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo and the 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo are each characterised by a single tailpipe to the left and right, while the 4S models come with round twin tailpipes. Finally, the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo is fitted with square twin tailpipes designed specifically for this model.
Add-on parts and trim strips: One characteristic feature shared by all Panamera versions is the air outlet vents in the front wings. On the 4 and 4S models, these are finished in high-gloss Black, while on the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, they are painted in the car colour. The 4 Sport Turismo and 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo have side window trims painted in Black. The 4S models and Turbo, however, have side window trims in high-gloss Silver.
Furthermore, all Panamera Sport Turismo models have LED main headlights (including the Porsche Dynamic Light System / PDLS for the Turbo), four-point LED daytime running lights, three-dimensional LED rear lights with integrated four-point brake lights and light strip, automatic headlight activation including Automatic Coming Home lights, and courtesy lighting in the mirror housings.
Exterior functional equipment: Tailgate always opens and closes electronically
From a functional perspective, the standard equipment includes a rain sensor for the windscreen wipers at the front, electrically folding and automatically dimming exterior mirrors as well as the electrically opening and closing tailgate. In addition, the front and rear of the vehicle are equipped with ParkAssist, which provides visual and acoustic warnings of obstacles encountered when parking and manoeuvring. Another practical detail makes it easier to get into or out of the passenger compartment: the stepless door positioning. Instead of opening to defined positions, as is normally the case, the doors are held at the exact angle at which they were opened, thereby delivering effective protection against car parking damage.
Safety equipment: Eight airbags and active bonnet
As well as the crash-optimised body, the combination of additional passive safety systems also ensures the maximum level of protection in the Panamera Sport Turismo. The Porsche Side Impact Protection System offers added safety along the side of the car. This consists of side impact protection elements in the doors and thorax airbags integrated into the seat side bolsters of the front seats.
The side impact protection system is completed with curtain airbags to cover the complete roof frame and the side windows. At the front are the classic full-size airbags and a knee airbag each for the driver and passenger. In total, the Panamera Sport Turismo therefore has eight standard airbags (rear side airbags are also offered as optional equipment). ISOFIX mounts in the rear ensure the secure attachment of child seats (also optionally available on the front passenger seat). Pedestrians are protected by an active bonnet.
Interior: Leather, advanced cockpit and Connect Plus as standard
The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, and the 4S models are fitted with partial leather seats as standard while the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo comes with a full leather interior.
The Porsche Advanced Cockpit with touch-sensitive panels (Direct Touch Control, e.g. for air-conditioning functions) and individually configurable displays come as standard. The interactive cockpit comprises two seven-inch displays and an analogue tachometer. A 12.3-inch touchscreen in the centre console acts as the central control and display element of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). A multi-function steering wheel is also provided as standard. The panels, interactive cockpit, PCM and multi-function steering wheel all combine to form the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit. One of the standard functions of the PCM is the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS). If the Panamera is stolen, the vehicle can be located via PVTS; in the case of theft, the Porsche notifies the alarm centre automatically.
Other standard interior features include the new 2+1 seating system in the rear, a keyless start system, the self-dimming interior mirror, two-zone climate control, cruise control, and heated seats in the front (4S models) or front and rear (Turbo). The front seats have electrically powered eight-way adjustment for height settings and fore/aft adjustment as well as the seat and backrest angle. The Turbo features 14-way seat adjustment with cushion softness setting, four-way lumbar settings, and a memory function (which includes settings for the steering column, exterior mirrors and other vehicle settings).