New design language for the luxury class
With the Panamera Sport Turismo, Porsche has introduced to the luxury segment an avant-garde touring car offering a combination of dynamics, comfort and versatility that represents a unique alternative to the traditional saloon. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo now occupies the top spot within this model line.
The silhouette: long roof line and striking D-pillar
Just like the Panamera sports saloon, the Sport Turismo is also marked out by its dynamic proportions and by design elements that are as powerful as they are elegant. The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is 5,049 millimetres long, 1,432 millimetres high and 1,937 millimetres wide. It features a long wheelbase of 2,950 millimetres between the short body overhangs. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is fitted with 21-inch wheels as standard.
An elongated window line and equally long roof contour run above the powerful wheel arches and the pronounced shoulders. Together with the polished black painted B-pillar and C-pillar trims, the tinted side windows with heat-insulating glass form a youthful and sharp surface running towards the rear. This is framed by a narrow, circumferential side window trim, which is finished in chrome on the Turbo S E-Hybrid. At the rear, the roof drops away much less dramatically than the window line, creating a striking, clear and unmistakeable D-pillar. This is inclined at an angle that is uncharacteristic for vehicles of this type, thus lending a sports car look in the shoulder area. One characteristic feature shared by all Panamera versions is the air outlet vents in the front wings. On the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, these are painted in the vehicle colour.
Roof technologies: Adaptive roof spoiler and panoramic roof system
As an option, Porsche offers the Panamera Sport Turismo with a panoramic roof system. This is the largest sliding roof of its type so far developed by Porsche. The front area of the two-section glass roof can be raised or even fully opened. A continuously adjustable two-piece roll-up blind protects the passenger compartment from strong sunlight where necessary. A roof transport system is also optionally available for all models. The maximum roof load is 75 kilograms with or without the panoramic roof system.
In the tailgate area, the roof line transitions into an adaptive spoiler, which is a key component of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler, which is painted in high-gloss black, reduces drag up to a speed of 170 km/h, thus reducing fuel consumption. Above this speed, it increases downforce on the rear axle, which optimises handling. This means that the roof spoiler is automatically raised to two positions depending on the driving situation and selected vehicle settings, and generates an additional downforce of up to 50 kilograms 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. Above 170 km/h, the roof spoiler automatically slides into the “Performance” position with an angle of plus one degree, thereby increasing driving stability and lateral dynamics. When in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” driving modes, the roof spoiler moves to this position at speeds of 90 km/h upwards. The PAA system also provides active assistance by adapting the roof spoiler’s angle of inclination to plus 26 degrees when the panoramic sliding roof is open at a speed of 90 km/h or above. In this case, the spoiler helps to minimise wind noise. If necessary, the roof spoiler can also be manually controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Active body elements also optimise the aerodynamics of the front section, using active cooling air intakes with variable control in the air intakes.
Rear section: three-dimensional light strip and low loading edge
The design of the rear is dominated by the roof spoiler, the powerful sports car shoulders, and a horizontal strip containing the “Porsche” logo and the LED rear lights with four-point brake lights. Above this horizontal element, a narrow light strip runs across the entire width of the vehicle, which also makes the Panamera models unmistakeable at night. The consistent horizontal layering also emphasises the width of the Panamera Sport Turismo. Under the horizontal strip, the tailgate merges visually with the bumper and the side body elements. The electrically opening and closing tailgate stretches down to a low loading edge of just 63 centimetres.
The version-specific tailpipes of the exhaust system, which are always finished in brushed stainless steel, and a central diffusor are harmoniously integrated into the rear bumper. The Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo and Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo are fitted with square twin tailpipes designed specifically for these models.
Front section: distinctive wings and bonnet
The Panamera Sport Turismo shares the typical sporty Porsche appearance of the front section with the sports saloon. Both models look very wide from the front. This effect is emphasised by the ratio of the large width of 1,937 millimetres (without exterior mirrors) to the comparatively low height of 1,432 millimetres, and as a result of the A-shaped, outward-facing air intake of the front section. At the same time, a precisely designed crossbar in the radiator grille emphasises the width. The arrow-shaped bonnet with its striking, contoured power dome gives a wide and low look from the front – a design feature from the world of two-door sports cars. To the left and right of the power dome, precisely finished arched wings emerge from the bonnet. And the three different versions of LED main headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights also lend a sense of supremacy.