2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It is presented in five variants to include Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Diesel, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. It was showcased earlier in a concept format and four and half years later has officially made its debut.
Though true to design and style of the Panamera family, the Sport Turismo gets a Shooting Brake-style roof line. It also gets 520 litres of luggage space which can be extended to 1,390 liters while it is the first variant to be seen with seating facility for three persons. Prices range from $96,200 for the Panamera 4 going upto $104,000 for the 4 E Hybrid and $ 109,200 and $ 154,000 for the 4S and Turbo respectively.
Another interesting update from Porcshe is the 2018 Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid. It is being offered in standard wheelbase, priced at $185,450 while the executive wheelbase is priced at $195,850. Set to hit dealerships by the end of this year, the SE Hybrid is powered by a 4.0 liter 550 hp V8 engine and a 136 hp electric motor taking total horsepower upto 680 hp and torque upto 626 lb/ft. It gets a 14.2 kW lithium ion battery pack that allows the vehicle to travel upto 49 kms on pure electricity.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km is achieved at 3.2 seconds while top speed stands at 308 kmph. Fuel consumption stands at 2.9 litres per 100 kms (34.48 kmpl) while auto emissions are at 66 g/km. The battery is charged in a matter of 6 hours via a regular 10A house socket or in 2.4 hours from a 7.2 kW on board charger with 32A. The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid can also be charged remotely via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or Porsche Connect app for smartphones and Apple Watch.
In terms of equipment and safety package, 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid gets ceramic composite brakes, Porsche dynamic chassis control and Porsche torque vectoring plus. It sits on 21” 911 Turbo Design wheels and has three chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management.