Porsche intends the second-generation Panamera to cover a wide swath of the luxury market by offering multiple body styles of it. In addition to the standard sedan, the future lineup includes a long-wheelbase variant and the already spied wagon, Panamera product director Dr. Gernot Dollner tells Drive.
Dollner doesn’t reveal much about the long-wheelbase Panamera, but the extra length would benefit interior room. Some regions, like Australia, won’t get the bigger sedan, but it will almost certainly be available in China, given the competition there.
We’ll get a better look at the wagon in just a few months because Porsche will debut it at the Paris Motor Show in early October, according to Dollner. The production version will borrow the name from the Panamera Sport Turismo concept, he also confirms to Drive.
The camouflage in spy photos can’t hide that the Panamera Sport Turismo is a great looking wagon. Since it shares a platform with the sedan, we expect the same powertrain range, too. Conceivably, Porsche could offer the Turbo’s biturbo 4.0-liter V8 with 542 horsepower (404 kilowatts) and 568 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Rumors even hint at a 700-hp (522-kW) hybrid, which would make for a seriously quick way to haul the whole family.