The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is extreme indulgence at its peak. A family wagon with almost 700 hp on tap and the ability to launch hard enough to strain your back muscles. Porsche claims the car can hit 60 mph in just 3 seconds. It's impressive on its own, but even then, it seems the carmaker was being conservative as some motoring journalists were able to clock a time of 2.7 seconds. That's faster than a Ferrari 488 GTB!
The Panamera GTS Sport Turismo costs only $6,900 more than the sedan variant in base trim. With the same powertrain and better practicality, this performance wagon may just be the most significant direct threat to the Panamera GTS sedan. The extra boot space, up to 49 cubic feet, with the rear seats folded down, makes the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo perfectly suited for a weekend trip to the shopping mall.
First, there's the extra boot space, courtesy of the wagon body style. It gives the Sport Turismo models more practicality over the sedans. Also, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is no slouch in the power department. It combines a 443-hp V-6 with a hybrid system to crank out 552 hp. That makes it the third-most-powerful Panamera variant, behind the Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Turbo S. In full attack mode, this family hauler can punch its way to 60 mph in less than four seconds
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 single most important distinction between this model and the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo is the 'E-Hybrid' badging. With the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, Porsche has been able to combine performance, ample space and fuel economy into one family-friendly package. Like the sedan variant, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is driven by a hybrid powertrain featuring technology from the 918 Spyder.
By combining a Porsche Panamera Turbo with the hybrid system already developed for the 4 E-Hybrid, the result is pretty epic. The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time. The four-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 500 kW/680 hp of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers an 850 Nm of torque. How about 3.4 seconds 0 - 60 mph time???
The Porsche Panamera Turbo also got the Sport Turismo body option in 2018. It is a practical five-seater with lots of room, a great design and stonking performance.It got all the same powerful petrol engine as the sedan version of the Panamera Turbo. Its 4.0-litre biturbo V8 develops 404 kW / 550 hp (at 5,750 rpm) and a maximum torque of 770 Nm (between 1,960 and 4,500 rpm). It has 30 hp more power than the previous model and accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.
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.
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.
This is one practical family car with very green credentials and incredible performance. The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was the first all-wheel-drive Panamera hybrid and in Sport Turismo body style it is more practical and dare we say it looks better too. Just like the coupé-style Porsche Panamera sports saloon, the Sport Turismo is characterized by its very dynamic proportions, which also allow it to feature three full rear seats.
Porsche expanded the Panamera family with the addition of a new body version: The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. The Panamera 4 got the Sport Turismo treatment. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismos gets the same all-wheel drive system and underlying mechanicals. That means, it gets the base Panamera's 330-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. Porsche doesn't call the Sport Turismo a station wagon, but that's kinda sorta what it is.
This family car seats five, boasts generous cargo space, and will top out at an incredible 196 mph if the highway is long enough sans speed limits - think the German autobahn! For 2021, Porsche replaced the Panamera Turbo with the Turbo S variant with new design cues like the LED light strip between the taillights alongside some minor interior tweaks.
For the 2019 model year, the second-gen Panamera is now a beneficiary of the badge - which actually stands for ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ - that has come to represent the pragmatist’s choice of Porsche automobile. The Panamera GTS is also now available in a long-roof wagon body style, dubbed the Sport Turismo. In totality, this is the vehicle I will be writing about - the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. Traditionally speaking, the GTS version of any Porsche has typified a “sport-plus” version of a mid-level trim within the model range.
Porsche is presenting the Panamera Sport Turismo concept car to show how amazingly intelligent and efficient drive technology might look in the design language of tomorrow. The Sport Turismo unites the next generation hybrid drive with new ideas for an evolutionary, sporty body concept; it combines Porsche performance with comprehensive everyday practicality.