Porsche has shown off its latest Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo at the Geneva Motor Show setting a late 2017 timeline for launch in the US at a starting price of $96,200.
The new Panamera will be available in four different versions at launch: Panamera 4 ($96,200), Panamera 4S ($109,200), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid ($104,000), and the Panamera Turbo ($154,000).
Some of the innovative features that the Panamera Sport Turismo bring with it are the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the advanced assistance system Porsche InnoDrive, Porsche Communication Management (PCM), adaptive cruise control, and turbocharged powertrains.
Porsche is also offering Rear Axle Steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport), the electronic roll stabilization system as options. As a standard, all the Panamera Sport Turismo vehicles are equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) that is an active all-wheel drive system with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, and adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology as standard.
Porsche has also brought for the first time its adaptively extendible roof spoiler that In normal driving stays in its retracted position with an angle of minus seven degrees, which reduces drag and thus optimizes fuel consumption. At track speeds, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position with an angle of plus one degree, thereby increasing driving stability and lateral dynamics. When in the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position at speeds in excess of 55 miles per hour.
The new Sport Turismo is the first Panamera to feature rear seating for three passengers. The two outer seats take the form of individual seats – in keeping with the model line’s reputation for sporty performance with maximum passenger comfort – thereby producing a 2+1 configuration in the rear. As an option, the Panamera Sport Turismo is also available in a four-seat configuration with two electrically adjustable individual seats in the back.
The Panamera Sport Turismo models will be available with the four engines launching with the sports sedan, and they consequently maintain the same 0 to 60 acceleration figures. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo is powered by a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 generating 330 hp, and it will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds with launch control. The Panamera 4S Sport Turismo reaches 60 mph (with launch control) in 4.0 seconds and is powered by a 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is powered by the same combustion engine as in the 4S, and it has an additional 136 hp electric motor which in combination propel it from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. The Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo reaches 60 (with launch control) in 3.4 seconds and is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 generating 550 hp.