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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo review

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
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19 Jul 2017 09:14 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 13:13

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Whilst this might be one of the more practical Porsches to own, the Sport Turismo, for most, will be rather impractical to buy. Porsches in general are never cheap and dealers aren’t known for giving generous – if any – discounts.

The 4S Diesel should at least prove to be relatively economical. However, while its vast cruising range and impressive economy is tempting, smaller engined rivals such as a CLS 220 d will prove even cheaper to fuel. In fact, we’d suggest looking at the 4S petrol as it’s cheaper to buy than the diesel, offers better performance, and works out less for company car tax.

That said, for company car buyers, the E-Hybrid should prove even cheaper to run, thanks to CO2 emissions of just 56g/km. We’d treat the claimed 113mpg fuel economy with caution, though; the NEDC is notoriously unreliable, with few cars getting close to the advertised figures in the real-world.

All Sport Turismos receive plenty of standard equipment including climate control, a 12.3in touchscreen infotainment system, sat-nav, leather seats, cruise control and LED headlights.

Depreciation won’t be as heavy as some rivals, but you’re still going to lose significant chunk of the value of the car after three years and 36,000 miles. It’s worth mentioning that Porsche came 36th out of the 37 manufacturers in our last reliability survey, which isn’t a great showing. Thankfully the warranty period isn’t limited by mileage, although it is only three years.

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
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Verdict

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is a more practical and, arguably, prettier version of the regular Panamera. If you’re after ultimate badge appeal and effortless performance, then look no further

  • Impressive pace
  • Surprisingly agile for such a large car
  • Classy interior
  • Expensive to buy
  • Centre console buttons fiddily
  • Will cost more to run than its rivals
There are 13 trims available for the Panamera hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
4S Executive
With 15cm added between the front and rear wheels you get more rear leg room, plus extra kit on top of the regular Panamera 4S, including a panoramic glass roof, air suspension, electrically adjust...View trim
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£101,148
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Turbo
Includes everything the 4S gets, but adds adaptive air suspension, 20in alloy wheels, carbon composite brake discs, an adaptive rear spoiler, keyless entry, heated seats front and rear, an Alcantar...View trim
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£116,395
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Turbo
Includes everything the 4S gets, but adds adaptive air suspension, 20in alloy wheels, carbon composite brake discs, an adaptive rear spoiler, keyless entry, heated seats front and rear, an Alcantar...View trim
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£118,542
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Turbo Executive
With 15cm added between the front and rear wheels you get more rear leg room, plus extra kit on top of the regular Panamera Turbo, including a panoramic glass roof, electrically adjustable rear sea...View trim
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£125,800
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Turbo S
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Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£137,220
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Turbo S
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Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£139,367
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Turbo S Executive
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Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£146,625
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PANAMERA
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4
Adds four-wheel drive to the Panamera’s comprehensive kit list that includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, leat...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£71,809
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4
Adds four-wheel drive to the Panamera’s comprehensive kit list that includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, leat...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£73,956
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4 Executive
With 15cm added between the front and rear wheels you get more rear leg room, plus extra kit on top of the regular Panamera 4, including a panoramic glass roof, air suspension and electrically adju...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
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£78,431
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4S
Includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, full leather-trimmed interior including the seats, door trims and dashbo...View trim
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£91,176
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4S
Includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, full leather-trimmed interior including the seats, door trims and dashbo...View trim
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£94,864
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