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2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo revealed

By Louis Cordony, 02 Mar 2017 News

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo revealed cover

Porsche unveils the ultimate family wagon

Move over, Audi RS6. There’s a new super station wagon going up on bedroom walls.

Porsche has revealed official photos and details on its Panamera wagon ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

Called the Sport Turismo, it’s a right looker. Thanks to an extended, and raised, roofline that helps storage space increase to 1390-litres with the rear seats folded.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo sideSpeaking of rear seats, the Sport Turismo swaps its executive pews for a rear bench arrangement to help it cosset five humans instead of four.

But it’ll replace the old individually adjustable items, as an option, should you want to recline in chauffeur-style comfort and can do without the extra pew.

It’s offered with every drivetrain the sedan currently uses, from the fuel sipping V6 hybrid to the Turbo’s storming 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.

And while there are no confirmed power or weight figures yet, expect identical outputs and a slight increase to its waistline.

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo interiorThe Panamera 4S sedan’s 3.0-litre V6 drums up 324kW and 550Nm, while the Turbo should pack 404kW and 770Nm to run the dog to the vet in a hurry. 

Porsche excluded the five-metre estate's big hatch from the sedan’s Autobahn-cheating aero.

The rear spoiler is adaptive and switches between slippery, noise-reducing, and performance modes.

However, it’ll be the noise-reducing angle that looks most potent, raising to 26 degrees while the panoramic roof’s open.

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo rearAlternatively, the wing raises just one degree in performance mode (above 170kmh) to place an extra 50kg of downforce on the rear axle.

The order books on the Sport Turismo are open ahead of local deliveries in November – it’s just a matter of taking your pick of drivetrain. Prices are listed below with the sedan’s price in brackets for comparison:

Panamera 4 Sport Turismo $232,800, ($220,400)
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo $255,800, ($242,600)
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo $318,100, ($304,200)
Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo $325,900, ($312,100)
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo $391,000 ($376,200)