The Panamera Sport Turismo brings new variety to the luxury segment
The Panamera Sport Turismo sees the birth of a completely new Porsche: Its avant-garde design and body concept bring new variety to the luxury car segment. Following the presentation of the second generation of the Panamera sports saloon with a short and long wheelbase in 2016, the Sport Turismo is the third body version of the model line. The Panamera Sport Turismo is marked by a unique rear section with a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased luggage compartment capacity and a 4+1 seat concept. At the same time, the new Porsche all-rounder offers the combination of comfort and sportiness that has made the Panamera such a worldwide hit since its début in 2009. In the Panamera Sport Turismo, Porsche uses high-torque and efficient six- and eight-cylinder turbo engines. With petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid drives, the five versions available deliver performance ranging from 243 kW (330 hp) to 404 kW (550 hp). As standard, all Panamera Sport Turismo models feature all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and the eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
Rear-axle steering and anti-roll stabilisation ensure maximum agility
The Sport Turismo draws on all the technical innovations of the Panamera model line. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, progressive assistance systems such as Porsche InnoDrive, including adaptive cruise control, chassis systems such as rear-axle steering and the electronic roll stabilisation system Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport). Four of the five models also come with adaptive air suspension as standard. This is available as an option on the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo.
All-round sports car with avant-garde design
Just like the coupé-style Panamera sports saloon, the Sport Turismo also boasts very dynamic proportions. It measures 5,049 millimetres in length with a wheelbase of 2,950 millimetres, and the body overhangs are equally short. The Sport Turismo also measures 1,937 millimetres in width and 1,428 millimetres in height (Turbo: 1,432 millimetres). Since it is wider and – despite its spacious interior – lower than rival luxury saloons in the segment, the large Porsche has an extremely sporty look thanks to its dimensions. The design team under the direction of Michael Mauer gave the Panamera Sport Turismo a completely individual design from the B-pillar back. Based on the Porsche Design DNA, this resulted in a vehicle that is just as charismatic and definitive as the sports saloon. The homogeneous individuality of both models is born of the fact that their design was developed in parallel. For a model with a large tailgate, the Panamera Sport Turismo is particularly characterised by noticeably powerful shoulders. Other features include the stretched roof line and striking window lines. At the rear, the roof drops away much less dramatically than the window line, resulting in sporty and unmistakeable D-pillars.
First adaptively extendible roof spoiler in the segment
In the tailgate area, the roof transitions into an adaptive spoiler, which is a key component of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The angle of the roof spoiler is automatically raised to three positions depending on the driving situation and selected vehicle settings, and generates an additional downforce of up to 50 kg on the rear axle. Up to a speed of 170 km/h, the aerodynamic guide element reduces drag at an angle of minus seven degrees, thus optimising fuel consumption. At speeds of over 170 km/h, the roof spoiler automatically slides into the “Performance” position, thus increasing driving stability and lateral dynamics at an angle of one degree. If the optional panoramic roof system is opened, the angle of the roof spoiler changes again – in this case to compensate loss of downforce on the rear axle.
Three seats in the redesigned rear
The new Sport Turismo is the first-ever Panamera to feature three rear seats. The two outside seats take the form of individual seats – in keeping with the model line’s claim for sporty performance with maximum passenger comfort – thereby producing a 2+1 configuration at the rear. As an option, the Panamera Sport Turismo is also available in a four-seat configuration just like the sports saloon with two electrically adjustable individual seats at the rear.
Up to 50 litres more luggage volume – with a maximum of 1,390 litres storage space
The longer and therefore raised roof line at the rear of the Sport Turismo allows for easier entry and exit of the vehicle and ensures even more head clearance. The practicality of the luggage compartment also benefits from the longer roof line; the wide opening, electrically operated tailgate as standard and a loading edge of just 63 centimetres are also beneficial. When loaded up to the upper edge of the rear seats, the Sport Turismo offers up to 520 litres of storage space, which is around 20 litres more than the sports saloon; the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a total volume of 425 litres. The rear seats can be folded down together or separately in a 40:20:40 configuration with electrically powered unlocking from the luggage compartment. Folding down all the backrests creates a virtually level loading floor. In this case, the storage volume is expanded to up to 1,390 litres when loaded to the roof (Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: 1,295 litres). This corresponds to an increase of 50 litres.
As an option, Porsche also offers a loadspace management system for the Panamera Sport Turismo. This versatile system for the secure transportation of the widest range of objects has several features, including two rails integrated in the loading floor, four lashing points and a luggage compartment partition net. A free optional extra is a storage package with a luggage net in the passenger footwell and two luggage nets in the luggage compartment. A retractable luggage compartment cover is fitted as standard to prevent passers-by from seeing into the luggage compartment. The luggage compartment is also available with an optional 230 volt electrical socket for charging electrical equipment during the journey. In the rear, two standard USB sockets allow smartphones and tablets to be charged.
Five engines at market launch
The Panamera Sport Turismo is already available to order in several countries. The official market launch in Europe is scheduled for autumn 2017, with the other markets following at the end of November. Porsche will start with five powertrain variants: the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo (243 kW/330 hp), the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (340 kW/462 hp), the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo (324 kW/440 hp), the Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo (310 kW/422 hp) and the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo (404 kW/550 hp).