Porsche reveals striking new Panamera Sport Turismo ahead of Geneva debut



Porsche has confirmed that a new estate version of the Panamera will make its public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show this month.

Five variations of the new Panamera Sport Turismo will be displayed at the event: the 4, 4S, 4S Diesel, 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo.

The flagship Turbo model's V8 engine produces 543bhp and will cost from €158,604 – roughly £136,000. The entry-level 4 model will cost from €97,557 – around £83,600 – with its V6 engine producing 326bhp. Porsche is yet to confirm exact UK pricing.

The new Sport Turismo will feature all of the luxury appointments that appear in the regular Panamera, but it offers greater practicality thanks to a larger, 520-litre boot, a large tailgate and a low loading edge. Boot space can be increased to 1,390 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Porsche reveals striking new Panamera Sport Turismo ahead of Geneva debut

Porsche reveals striking new Panamera Sport Turismo ahead of Geneva debut


The new car will also feature three rear seats – a first for the Panamera – although customers can elect to have two electrically adjustable individual seats fitted instead.

An adaptive spoiler sits at the end of the roof. Depending on the driving mode selected, the spoiler will adjust to one of three different angles for optimal aerodynamics.

As with the standard Panamera, the Sport Turismo features technology such as the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, Porsche InnoDrive, adaptive cruise control, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, rear axle steering and electronic roll stabilisation.

Porsche Traction Management – an active all-wheel-drive system with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch – is a standard feature on the Turismo Sport, while S models benefit from adaptive air suspension that includes three-chamber technology.

Michael Mauer, director of style at Porsche said: "For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forward into a new segment, but retains all of those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche."