If you’ve had a craving for station wagons, then the new Panamera Sport Turismo probably tops your bucket list for different reasons.
First, the looks. The form; the shape – call it what you like – is sexual, sensuous and perhaps marginally better than its sedan sibling. Clean lines and a beautifully soft silhouette give it a feminine bodyline, which is no bad thing. There’s an extendable rear spoiler that crops out from the roof and works in sync with the speeds and braking. In the cabin, space in the luggage area is bit more than in the sedan’s, thanks to the lower loading lip.
All four versions of the Sport Turismo will feature all-wheel-drive. A 330hp V6 will be at the bottom of the range, while a 2.9-litre V6 E-Hybrid will be the next, making 462hp with the aid of its electric motor. The ‘S’ model will make 440hp from a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, while the ‘Turbo’ will deliver 550hp from a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8. Expect this model to hit 100 in just 3.4 seconds.
We’re not so sure about the car hitting Indian turf, but keep your fingers crossed; you’ll never know.