Skip advert
Advertisement

New Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo breaks cover at Geneva Motor Show

Shooting brake version of the Porsche Panamera makes its first public appearance at Geneva, ahead of going on sale this October

Porsche has revealed the Panamera Sport Turismo at the Geneva Motor Show, a new shooting brake version of Panamera four-door saloon adding a dash of practicality to Porsche's four-door coupe which will arrive in showrooms this October.

2017 Geneva Motor Show: Live

The practical new Porsche has been on our radar for a while now, having been snapped numerous times by our spy photographers and confirmed to Auto Express by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume last year. It's one of two new models for Porsche at this year's Geneva show, appearing alongside the new 911 GT3 4.0-litre

Advertisement - Article continues below

Little changes from the 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo Concept. The new Mercecedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake rival takes the second generation Panamera and adds an estate style boot, additional passenger space and an extra seat in the back, squeezed into the same 5,049mm length body.

At the back, the shape of the new rear end is kept true to the Panamera’s four-door coupe mantra with a roofline that gently bleeds out, keeping bulk to a minimum. A new rear spoiler with an active wing element sits above the rear window, the angle of the spoiler changing depending on speed and vehicle settings. It can generate up to 50kg of downforce, but most of the time it’s tucked away to minimise drag and save fuel. 

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement - Article continues below

In terms of boot space the Panamera Sport Turismo offers 520-litres of storage capacity – an additional 25 litres on the standard Panamera. However, the restyled roofline means wider door openings for rear seat passengers, and importantly, more headroom.

One of the biggest changes served up by the Panamera Sport Turismo is room for an additional passenger – the rear pew is now available with three seats, using a central third seat creating a 2+1 rear bench. The seats can be folded down together or individually in a 40:20:40 split, opening up 1,390-litres of room. Alternatively, two separate electrically adjustable seats separated by a centre console can be specced instead, as found in the Panamera Coupe.

Order books for the Panamera Sport Turismo are open now, and a total of five engines are available – every option fitted with all-wheel-drive. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

The entry-level model will be a Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, using a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 327bhp and priced from £73,017. A pricier £93,979 4S Sport Turismo with 434bhp will sit above it, alongside a 4S Diesel model with 416bhp from £97,067. Porsche claims the diesel model can do 42.2mpg.

The £117,247 range topper will be the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, boasting a 4.0-litre V8 turbo with 542bhp. A 456bhp E-Hybrid model will be on sale too from £83,288 with a claimed 56g/km and 113mpg, though the plug-in hybrid powertrain takes a toll on practicality, knocking down boot space to 425-litres.

The Panamera Sport Turismo may not be the only Panamera derivative Porsche is plotting, though. Speaking to Auto Express in 2014, Porsche’s head of research and development, Wolfgang Hatz revealed that the platform underpinning the latest Panamera model could support even more bodystyles, though only after careful consideration. 

“The reason we have done this [new platform] is so all things are already included; could be coupe, could be convertible, could be Sport Turismo. And now we have to decide which is the one that hits our needs,” Hatz told us. “Convertible? For me we already have so many good convertibles with the Boxster and 911. Is it something we really need? It’s something more for the luxury segment.”

Do you like the look of the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo? Let us know below...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Brexit benefit: Porsche Boxster and Cayman axed in Europe, but survive in the UK!
Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - front cornering
News

Brexit benefit: Porsche Boxster and Cayman axed in Europe, but survive in the UK!

Cybersecurity regulations mean the Porsche 718-generation sports cars will be killed-off this year on the continent
27 Mar 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024 - header image
Best cars & vans

Best new cars coming in 2024

There are some big new models from the likes of BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, MINI, Skoda and more on the way in 2024
12 Mar 2024
"BYD, Dacia, MG and Renault are among the most impressive and in-touch car brands in the world"
Opinion - MG3
Opinion

"BYD, Dacia, MG and Renault are among the most impressive and in-touch car brands in the world"

Mike Rutherford is confused as to why so many car manufacturers avoided the 2024 Geneva Motor Show
3 Mar 2024
BMW Isetta-inspired Microlino EV coming to the UK, and we’ve driven it!
Microlino Lite - Geneva front
News

BMW Isetta-inspired Microlino EV coming to the UK, and we’ve driven it!

The tiny Microlino and the new Microlino Lite electric cars have been given the green light for UK sales
1 Mar 2024

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: stylish Peugeot 2008 is a steal at an incredible £142 a month
Peugeot 2008 facelift - full front
News

Car Deal of the Day: stylish Peugeot 2008 is a steal at an incredible £142 a month

Buyers can snap up the Peugeot 2008 small SUV at a bargain price; it’s our Car Deal of the Day for 10 April at just £142 a month
10 Apr 2024
Alfa Romeo Milano 2024 preview: walkaround, specs and full details
Alfa Romeo Milano - front 3/4 static
News

Alfa Romeo Milano 2024 preview: walkaround, specs and full details

Alfa Romeo re-entered the small SUV sector with the new Milano offered in pure electric and petrol forms
13 Apr 2024
New Kia Sorento 2024 review: a good car just got even better
Kia Sorento - front
Road tests

New Kia Sorento 2024 review: a good car just got even better

The popular seven-seat Kia Sorento SUV gets a new look, and a lower starting price
10 Apr 2024