Over the years, we’ve driven the Panamera across an eclectic mix of terrain – from the tortuous twists of the Harz mountains to Germany’s unrestricted autobahns. Across Lebanon in one hit from the beach to mountain-top, and around one of the region’s Grand Prix circuits. On each occasion, the Panamera behaved impeccably – with faultless precision. When something is this good, many would be tempted to leave it as it is – but this isn’t the way of the automobile industry today, and has never been Porsche’s style. For 2017, our favourite Gran Turismo just got better.
Porsche is expanding the Panamera family with the addition of the all-new Panamera Sport Turismo which is celebrating its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19). Making a profound statement in the luxury segment with its unmistakeable design, the Sport Turismo, with up to 550 hp (404 kW), is more versatile than any other model in its class. The new model offers the perfect combination of everyday usability and maximum flexibility, with its large tailgate, low loading edge, substantial luggage compartment volume and a 4+1 seating concept.
The Platinum Edition range has grown, with the addition of Cayenne S and Cayenne S Diesel models which feature more high-quality equipment. Now available as standard are 21-inch Sport Edition wheels in Platinum with a satin finish, eight-way leather sports seats with Alcantara centre from the Cayenne GTS and a variety of comfort features.
The 2016 LA Auto Show saw Porsche present a new 330 hp V6 turbo petrol engine Panamera in rear wheel and all-wheel drive, along with an Executive model, which offers an extended body option.