Shooting brake Panamera will offer increased rear headroom and boot space; it'll arrive next year

The 2017 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring ahead of its anticipated launch at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

The shooting brake-bodied car has been spotted running around Europe throughout 2016, as shown by the images in the gallery. Its design is clearly inspired by the silhouette of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept seen at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The body shape has more rear head room and boot space compared with its liftback equivalent.

2016 Porsche Panamera revealed

The wheelbase itself looks identical to that of the recently revealed saloon, suggesting rear leg room will be unchanged. However, the Panamera Sport Turismo does feature a few design tweaks to go with its longer roofline. Most noticeable is a large rear spoiler and a third brake light, which is housed beneath the spoiler. Other than that, the design of the shooting brake model appears to be identical to that of the liftback. 

Although details are yet to be confirmed, the shooting brake will likely be sold with the same trim levels as the regular saloon. Therefore, models will range from the entry-level version to the range-topping Turbo S. The regular Panamera will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8, but the Sport Turimo’s longer body makes it more akin to the Mercedes-Benz CLS, which is also available with a shooting brake body.

The new, second-generation Panamera will also gain diesel and petrol-hybrid powertrains early next year. The CLS is available with anything from a 220d diesel to a 577bhp AMG CLS63 S, so a more comprehensive range of engines will give the Panamera a more comparable line-up.

Each version of the five-door Panamera Sport Turismo will likely cost slightly higher than the regular four-door Panamera, which starts at £88,700 in Panamera 4S guise, £91,788 as a Panamera 4S Diesel and £113,075 as the most potent Panamera Turbo.

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8 February 2016
I've just thrown up all over the desk, and the floor and the chair etc

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

8 February 2016
UGGH!!
It looks like a hearse!
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8 February 2016
If only they had raised the suspension a couple of inches and put some butch cladding along the sills, it could have been a crossover! What a missed opportunity.

8 February 2016
I would buy one of these. I like how the Panamera looks and think this will be just as nice.

9 February 2016
I'm not saying it's ugly but John Hurt with a bag over his head would play it in the film version. And sorry to labour the point but it is the Davie Dodds of the car world, ugly as fcuk but scored a lot, if you know what I mean. Maybe not, but expect to see it in the company of obnoxious senior managers or as the daily run around of people who have a 'collection' of iconic Porsches.

9 February 2016
Without major plastic surgery and this wholly neglects the front end. I am sure that Stuttgart will consider an All Road version in due course. Never a niche unfilled, except aesthetically.

9 February 2016
"The regular car will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8, but the Shooting Brake’s estate body will help the model delve beyond the remits of those cars"

For "delve" replace "plunge new depths of hideousness"

Dear God, will the Germans eventually run out of mugs to buy their un-original variations of a theme?

What next? the Bugatti mobility scooter? the Porsche skateboard?

Sarky traffic cops before speed cameras were invented.......... "Having trouble taking off Wing Commander?"

9 February 2016
"The regular car will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8, but the Shooting Brake’s estate body will help the model delve beyond the remits of those cars"

For "delve" replace "plunge new depths of hideousness"

Dear God, will the Germans eventually run out of mugs to buy their un-original variations of a theme?

What next? the Bugatti mobility scooter? the Porsche skateboard?

Sarky traffic cops before speed cameras were invented.......... "Having trouble taking off Wing Commander?"

4 March 2016
Dont like it - loved the original - seeing it bastardized does nothing.
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what's life without imagination

4 March 2016
Actually I prefer this to the normal Panamera, a shame about the nose but Porsche seem to have got stuck with grafting a 911 nose on everything they do!

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