Back in 2002 when the first generation Porsche Cayenne appeared everyone screamed sacrilege and then everyone rushed to get one in the driveway – and today the automaker has two SUVs in its lineup.
So, it’s safe to say that no taboos exist at Porsche anymore – though we might still get surprised if they decided to reveal an affordable Dacia rival… Anyways, here’s why no one is getting grossed that Porsche has a… station wagon. It’s because the Cayenne and Panamera showed there’s life in the Stuttgart manufacturer beyond the 911 line – no matter how many versions the latter has. They’re not even calling it a wagon – rather the more stylish Sport Turismo, set for the worldwide audience premiere during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. It seats up to five persons, and has ample space for 18.4 cubic feet (521 liters) of luggage – which can be extended to 49 cubic feet (1390 liters) with the rear seats down.
Porsche had been touting a station wagon since way back in 2012 when they presented a first concept, and now here are all the juicy details. We can see how everything north of the back doors has been redesigned completely, including a new adaptive roof spoiler that will extend at 105 mph – or a mere 54 mph when Sport or Sport Plus mode is on. It’s truly a high tech piece – it will even deflect up to 26 degrees with the panoramic roof open to lower wind noise. The Sport Turismo’s rear seats are “plus one” because they have an individual bucket design – but clients can also opt for the standard Panamera four-seat configuration.
No less than five engine choices are here for the new Panamera Sport Turismo – from 330-horsepower Panamera 4, through Panamera 4 E-Hybrid with 462 horsepower, Panamera 4S with 440 horsepower, Panamera 4S Diesel with 422 horsepower, and the Panamera Turbo Sport with 550 horsepower. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) will last between five seconds and a supercar-material 3.4 seconds with launch control, depending on the version.