If you’re after a sharper-driving alternative to big luxury estates and plug-in hybrids, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is well worth considering. It doesn’t have the biggest boot around, but it’s still quite practical and there’s loads of rear seat space. There’s certainly no lack of performance and it handles very well for such a big car. However, an AMG E63S Estate provides a better blend of space and pace.
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This is the base mode for the Sport Turismo and comes with a reasonable amount of standard equipment but nothing out of the ordinary at this price level. You get 19in alloy wheels, eight-way powered front seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, leather seats, cruise control, power-folding door mirrors, wireless phone charging, a 10-speaker/ 150-watt stereo, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, a powered tailgate, adaptive suspension, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and heated front seats. You’ll need to pay for extras such as privacy glass, lumbar adjustment and keyless entry.
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The 4 E-Hybrid, with its 0-62mph time of 4.4 seconds and all-electric range of up to 34 miles, strikes the decent compromise between performance and company car tax. Expect around 30mpg average when the battery has run out, though.
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