Current Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo – Ultimate Guide
The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo favours a ‘Shooting Brake’ style rather than being a pure wagon. This is evidenced by its sloping roofline towards the rear, sacrificing cargo space for a more stealthy profile. In addition, there’s the pronounced shoulder and elongated window line, which lend the vehicle its striking appearance. The car slots in just above the base Panamera in a lineup that includes up to twenty-five different variants. The ‘4’ references the standard all-wheel-drive, while the ‘Sport Turismo’ badging hints at more power and agile handling compared to the base trims.
The Sport Turismo boasts a standard 4+1 seating concept which allows up to five people enjoy the unique Porsche driving experience. Although not designed as a full-size seat, the extra space is not uncomfortable and offers a clever solution for carrying an additional passenger on short to medium-distance trips. Porsche built the vehicle with everyday practicability in mind. In addition to the generous seating, there’s a large tailgate and low loading edge that allows easy access to 49 cubic feet of storage space (with the rear seats folded down).
Power is supplied by an eager 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that belts out 325 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. It’s not earth-shattering, but still, it’s enough motivation to place a heavy foot on the throttle. The Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo is not all about engine power; it is packed with driver assistance systems and technology that make for a pretty memorable driving experience. These features include Lane Change Assist, Heads-Up Display and Porsche’s InnoDrive, which fuses adaptive cruise control with a suite of innovative functions.
As expected, Porsche’s superior build quality is evident everywhere in the interior. Then, there is the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur division that allows you to project your personality with a host of customizable options. The infotainment features the latest generation of the Porsche Communication Management system (PCM 6.0) that includes, among other things, colour-coded function icons, updated Voice Pilot feature and support for both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
The Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo is a package that delivers everyday practicability with a healthy dose of sporty performance – just the way the carmaker intended.