The German automaker Porsche has revealed this week during the Paris Motor Show the Panamera Sport Turismo, a concept that previews the styling that the second generation of the Panamera will take. The car is 4950mm long, 1990mm wide and 1401mm tall, which makes it 20mm shorter, 61mm wider and 17mm lower than the current Panamera.
The concept looks considerably better that the first-gen model as it adopts a more aggressive styling and hopefully this design will be carried over when the second generation will arrive in the years to come. Inside the cabin it looks very futuristic thanks to its four individual seats, tech gadgets, as well as the styling and the color palette.
At the heart of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept is a plug-in hybrid powertrain that derives from the parallel full hybrid system seen in the Panamera S Hybrid as well as in the Cayenne S Hybrid. It consists of a V6 3.0-liter engine that pumps out 329 hp and a newly developed electric motor that pumps out an additional 94 hp, which represents double than what the electric motor in the aforementioned Panamera S Hybrid can provide. As a result, the combined total output stands at 410 hp.
Porsche’s engineers have installed the lithium-ion battery within the boot floor and it takes two and a half hours to fill up the battery pack. According to the German sportscar maker, the Panamera Sport Turismo concept can be driven in electric mode for up to 19 miles and can hit a top speed of 81 mph. The combined fuel consumption is rated at 67.2 mpg US (80.7 mpg UK or 3.5 liters / 100 km) while CO2 emissions stand at less than 82 g/km.