Back in 2012, the beautiful Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept appeared. It promised a lookalike in production trim soon, and here it is, looking just as pretty as it did four years back. The new Panamera Sport Turismo will make its first public debut at the Geneva motor show, which opens its doors to the public on 8 March.
Inside, the Sport Turismo offers seating for five, unlike the four seater lift-back model, which gets two individual seats at the back. However, the Sport Turismo’s narrow and raised central rear seat is primarily designed for children, as it is comprised on legroom as well, given that the tall central tunnel runs down the centre of the floor-pan.
Over the lift-back Panamera, Porsche has added 5mm of roof height to the Sport Turismo for some extra headroom and easier ingress/egress. Boot capacity is rated at 520 litres, with 20 litres more load capacity than the lift-back underneath its cargo blind at the rear. The backrests of the rear seats can automatically be folded down in a 40:20:40 configuration to extend overall load capacity to 1390 litres.
There’ll be five different model variants upon launch: the Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Diesel, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo gets a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with 326hp, while the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo makes do with a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine good for 435hp.
The Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo will be powered a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 delivering 542hp, while the diesel sipping Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo receives a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine with 416hp, making it one of the fastest diesel cars on the planet. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid’s drive-train combines a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine rated at 326hp with an 134hp electric motor mounted within the front section of the gearbox for an overall system output of 456hp.
The Sport Turismo also gets all the Panamera’s technological prowess, like the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, adaptive cruise control, rear axle steering, and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) electronic roll stabilisation system. In addition, all Panamera Sport Turismo vehicles are equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) – an active all-wheel drive system with electronically controlled multi-plate clutch – as standard. As of the S models, adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology is also supplied as standard.