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RE: Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo coming?

RE: Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo coming?

Friday 5th October 2012

Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo coming?

A toe in the water for the hybrid Panamera-plus but it seems Porsche is ready to dive right in



Porsche is inching closer to admitting it'll do a shooting brake version of its next Panamera after getting what it calls 'positive' feedback on the Panamera Sports Turismo revealed at the Paris Motor Show.

A UK spokesman admitted to PistonHeads the next version of the sports saloon could have "not just one body style" while sales and marketing boss at Porsche Bernhard Maier told Automotive News that "it is getting more likely that we will do such a car."

Second time lucky, styling-wise?
Second time lucky, styling-wise?
Whatever your view of the show car, we challenge anyone here to argue plausibly it doesn't improve on the looks of the current Panamera. It's easy to imagine that much more elegantly resolved rear end would attract more buyers than the 100 litres of luggage space. Somehow it manages to shrink the car looks-wise despite measuring the same at five metres end-to-end.

The bad news is that the current car only arrived in 2009 so it'll be around three years or so before we can actually buy anything that looks like this.

Much closer is a version of the plug-in hybrid drivetrain that Porsche said was powering the Sports Turismo. The spokesman told us that the 3.0-litre V6 plus big battery pack with plug-in charging capabilities was "similar" to the system coming to the Panamera next year.

If the numbers are anything like those given for the Sports Turismo then you're looking at a combined power of 416hp with zero to 62mph arriving in less than six seconds. Top speed is quoted at 180mph. And if you're gentle, an economy of around 80mpg compared with the official 41mpg for the current Panamera hybrid.

That's because they batteries are said to give a range of 19 miles before the V6 helps out. Expect a price tag above £100,000, compared to £87,356 for the standard hybrid.

Pricey but a lot cheaper than the £650,000 the Porsche 918 is expected to cost, which will more a offer somewhat more exotic version of the hybrid tech.

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Carnnoisseur

Original Poster:

528 posts

59 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Massive fan of the Panamera - not sure about the rear end of this model though, reminds me of a Mitsubishi Gallant or similar...I'll stick with the original

DonkeyApple

22,677 posts

74 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I think that looks bloody lovely for an estate.

We know it's a great car inside and to drive but the current shape is as desirable as a ginger stepkid.

Janosh

1,182 posts

72 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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5 seats this time?

FisiP1

1,267 posts

58 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Janosh said:
5 seats this time?
The concept didn't.

F1GTRUeno

2,881 posts

123 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Can't stand the normal Panamera.

This looks great. Bet it'll get toned down and look as dumpy as the original when they put it in production though.
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liamwiltshire

1 posts

67 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Haven't I seen that somewhere before?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...


bagman13

65 posts

44 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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That is a massive improvement from the 'saloon'. It actually sort of looks nice to look at. The rear end of the 'saloon' one was just so sickening.

AyBee

7,704 posts

107 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Love the look, but...
article said:
That's because they batteries are said to give a range of 19 miles before the V6 helps out.
Does that mean they do the test based on a total of 20 miles? smile

P.S. It's "the" wink Can't get the staff these days whistle

997s

47 posts

133 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Oh dear...

Porsche 4x4,
Porsche Diesel,
Porsche Estate,

It's all over for the 'Sports' car brand, this is the same mistake Jaguar made.

seawise

1,166 posts

111 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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i'll have a 5 seater twin turbo v8 diesel plse Porsche. otherwise i'll pass, again.

C350

2,798 posts

123 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Looks like an Alfa from the back

X5TUU

805 posts

92 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Is shooting-brake the 'new' word for estate!?!

P4ROT

1,204 posts

98 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Loving this new Porsche design style! ++

Bisonhead

1,517 posts

94 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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DonkeyApple said:
I think that looks bloody lovely for an estate.

We know it's a great car inside and to drive but the current shape is as desirable as a ginger stepkid.
hehe Brilliant!

It does look good but by god those wheels are far too big. I get the distinct impression BMW, Mercedes and Audi are taking a keen interest in this

mr_tony

6,151 posts

174 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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This is just as ugly and uninspired as the original.
Give me a QP or a Rapide instead any day.

ParanoidAndroid

1,159 posts

188 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Looks a bit Alfa Brera from the back to me.

Martin 480 Turbo

424 posts

92 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Well, I like it. wink

Much better than the standard Panamero.

Martin 480 Turbo

Prawnboy

1,309 posts

52 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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perfect SOTW in 2035

ajh38

466 posts

55 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Looks like a 928 from the rear. I like it, very curvy!

HighwayStar

788 posts

49 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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liamwiltshire said:
Haven't I seen that somewhere before?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...
Oh yeah, separated at birth.... Maybe if rub an onion on both eyes and squint.