Porsche unveils the elegant Panamera shooting brake you've been waiting for

Ivan Hill
March 4, 2017

And now it's about to go where no one would ever have expected to deliver the first Porsche Estate auto to the market - the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. From a technological and design perspective, the Sport Turismo utilises all the innovations introduced with the brand new Panamera model line launched only previous year.

Dimensionally it measures 5 metres long, 1.9m wide, 1.4m tall and has a wheelbase of some 2.95m. It is identical to the standard vehicle at the front, but from the rear doors backwards, the Sport Turismo is a unique design, with an elongated window line and higher roof that mean it is less coupe-like in profile. Starting at the B-pillars, the Porsche has changed the shape of the car's rear with a more pronounced shoulder, elongated window line and an adaptive spoiler.

You can find out more details about the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo over at Porsche at the link below.

Porsche unveils the elegant Panamera shooting brake you've been waiting for
Porsche unveils the elegant Panamera shooting brake you've been waiting for

Another cool feature on the Stuttgart family mover is an adaptive roof spoiler. Yep.

The four or five occupants will be sitting in a big, heavy estate that can be propelled by a variety of engines in a variety of trims with five different model variants. There's also a new adaptive rear spoiler (the first of its kind in the segment) that automatically deploys at speeds of 90 km/h or higher when the auto is in Sport and Sport Plus driving modes. Customers can still order a 2+2 setup with electronically adjustable individual seats in the rear. When one opens the optional panoramic sliding roof, this spoiler automatically adjusts itself to 26 degrees to minimize wind noise. At speeds of over 170 km/h, the wing is set at plus one degree for a blend of stability and aerodynamic efficiency. With the seats folded, this can be expanded to 1,390 litres (1,295 litres for the plug-in hybrid). After the successful debut of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid - which uses a twin-turbo V6 engine combined with an electric motor - the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is another compelling demonstration of the performance advantages of hybrid technology. Alternatively, the cabin can be set out as a pure four-seater with electrically-adjustable seats in the back - flawless for exacting chauffeur-driven passengers. The European market launches the Porsche Panamera on Oct 7. The 4-E Hybrid retails for 112,075 euros while the 4S Sport and the 4S Diesel sells for over 120,000 euros.

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