Stuttgart, Germany based Porsche AG has upped the ante for its 2018 line-up. The new addition to the Panamera nameplate includes the anticipated 5-passenger Sport Turismo option. It’s Porsche’s take on a classic design historically known as a wagon. But this sleek super luxury sedan is far from your grand-parents grocery getter.
The Panamera Sport Turismo takes the already cool concept of having a 4-door Porsche to a new level. The Sport Turismo retains all its glitz and glamour with a wagon like hatchback addition to the body styling. The 2018 redesign comes mostly at the rear beefing up the Panamera’s profile just enough to not disturb this vehicles already picturesque personality and unique looks.
Porsche delivers when it comes to performance. The Panamera Sport Turismo starts with 330 horsepower from a single-turbo 3.0-liter V-6. The next option hits 440-hp with a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 called the 4S Sport Turismo. Then there is the potential for a Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a plug-in vehicle with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 making 550 horsepower.
On the road the Panamera provides solid acceleration and handling. Engineers estimate the 0-60-mph time at 3.6 seconds and top speed is clocked around 188 mph. This is perhaps one of the best ways to make those daily commutes giggling all the way as you look at the speedometer.
Inside, Porsche designers excel at creating a comfortable and efficient space for both driver and passengers. Plenty of high-tech options are available for the new year along with more rear passenger and cargo space because of the Sport Turismo’s hatchback styling.
Porsche’s 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo is hitting showrooms this month. Porsche’s fastest, most powerful super-luxurious family rocket is expected to have a price tag somewhere between $100,000 to just shy of $200,000. As always, the final costs depend mainly on your powertrain and optional equipment choices.
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