The Turismo Panamera models offer more practicality than the sedans, with the wagon body style offering valuable additional cargo space. However, there's also plenty of performance on offer. Take the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo, for example. It boasts a total of 1,384 litres with the rear seats folded, ideal for a weekend shopping trip. However, under the hood lies a potent engine in the form of a turbocharged V6 unit.
The Panamera 4S Executive is just a 'stretched-out' version of the regular Panamera sedan. The wheelbase has been lengthened by as much as 15 centimetres, an increase that mostly benefits the rear passengers. The Panamera 4S Executive sits above the Panamera 4 Executive, and they share several similarities, such as the panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats and power sunblind in the rear. Style-wise, the Panamera 4S Executive also boasts silver accents around the fenders and side skirts.
The Panamera 4 is the first model in the Panamera lineup to feature all-wheel-drive (evidenced by the '4' badging). A few steps above sits the Panamera 4S, a sedan that offers more oomph in performance. After all, that is why Porsche added the 'S' for 'Sport' to the name. It all starts with the engine. The twin-turbocharged V6 has been upgraded and now puts out 443 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. That's a significant increase from the 325 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque offered in the base Panamera 4.
In 2017, at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche introduced the Sport Tourismo version. It is like a station wagon but has the look of a Shooting Brake. With this design, the Panamera is further away from the 911 rear design. A larger trunk means more space for luggage and golf bags. If the rear seats are folded, the total trunk space can reach 1390 liters (49 cu-ft). In 2017, Porsche installed a V8-diesel engine in the Panamera Sport Tourismo.
In the Panamera 4S Diesel, a V8 with 310 kW/422 hp generates powerful thrust and a maximum torque of 850 Nm. And our friends in Europe love that kind of power in a sports sedan, which is why Porsche built this car for them. Add some all-wheel-drive security and Diesel mileage, and the Panamera 4S Diesel may be the ultimate cross-continent cruiser.
The 2017 Panamera 4S Sport Tourismo was more like a shooting-brake than a station-wagon. More like a lowered Macan than a station-wagon Panamera. Its raked rear looked like it was there to enhance the aerodynamic rather than increase the cargo area. For the powertrain, the 4s Sport Tourismo featured a twin-turbo V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
The second generation of the Panamera was introduced as a 2017 model year car and the full suite of variants was available straight out of the gates. They all got a visual update and lots of improvements across the board. The Panamera 4S featured 19” light-alloy wheels and only two colors as standard: black and white as standard. The engine was a new 2.9 L twin-turbo V6 which was good for 434 bhp @ 5650 rpm and 406 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm of torque.
As part of the mid-cycle Panamera refresh, Porsche introduced two "Executive" models. The Panamera 4S Executive and the Panamera Turbo Executive. These variants had especially high standards for space, ambience and ride comfort. The wheelbase and passenger compartment were extended by 15 centimetres, and both of these dimensions directly benefit comfort in the rear seating area, since the body was extended behind the B pillar in the long version.
The biggest change for the 2013 Panamera S was under the hood, where a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine was installed. It replaced the older 4.8-liter naturally aspirated unit. It was a win-win combination since it offered 20 hp more and it was more fuel-efficient. Unlike its predecessor, it was available exclusively with a 7-speed automatic (PDK – dual-clutch). Overall, a great update and almost the perfect passenger car.
The biggest change for the 2013 Panamera S was under the hood, where a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine was installed. It replaced the older 4.8-liter naturally aspirated unit. It was a win-win combination since it offered 20 hp more and it was more fuel-efficient. Unlike its predecessor, it was available exclusively with a 7-speed automatic (PDK – dual-clutch). The all-wheel-drive system was carried over, but the final drive was different to allow better fuel-efficiency.