The New Panamera Sport Turismo Is the Wagon You Want

The Porsche Panamera finally looks like the stunner it was always meant to be.

Adding to the hype of next week’s Geneva Auto Show, Porsche just pulled the covers off the all-new Panamera Sport Turismo. It’s been since the debut of the Sport Turismo Concept back in 2012 at the Paris Motor Show that Porsche was planning a Panamera wagon, but what’s caught everyone off guard is how incredibly sexy the production Sport Turismo actually is. Not to mention how closely Porsche stuck to the original concept’s design (which is a rarity these days).

The original Panamera was somewhat of a dud, design-wise; the Porsche design language of the time just didn’t match up with the architecture of a sedan. But here, not only is the base sedan a handsome car, but it almost seems as if Porsche’s new styling was tailored to the Panamera wagon — it’s near perfect.

Then there’s the interior. The brown leather seats and dark wood trim is clearly the way to go — all that’s missing is a fireplace and a bearskin rug. It’s easy to imagine hopping in the Sport Turismo to get wherever it is you’re going and, when you arrive, just deciding to stay in the car the rest of the night. No one would blame you.

Engine choices for the Sport Turismo mirror the Panamera sedan: a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine (the e-Hybrid gets this engine plus a 136 horsepower electric motor) and a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 generating 550 horsepower in the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. The new Porsche wagon goes on sale this spring; prices start at $96,200 for the base model and jump to $154,000 for the V8. The best news of all is that this is yet another incredible wagon making its way to U.S. soil. Bring on the new wagon revolution.

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