Panamera Sport Turismo-15

This is the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept, which made its debut at the recent Paris Motor Show. We’ve seen live pics from the show, but Porsche’s new set of beauty shots flatter the car even more.

The Sport Turismo concept previews a future shooting brake variant of the Panamera. Officially, Zuffenhausen has this to say: “The body concept of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow.”

Compared to the Panamera, the wagon bodied Sport Turismo has a longer roofline and glasshouse, as well as an angled hatch that opens at bumper height. The familiar Porsche face gets direction indicators and sidelights integrated in C-shaped lighting units – known as C-Blades – plus four-point LED headlights.

Panamera Sport Turismo-02

The rear end may be a new design, but Zuffenhausen believes that it retains all of the characteristics of a Porsche. The LED rear lights and the tail-light panel with the Porsche badge are sculpted in 3D, and the brake light is positioned between the four-point LED rear lights. An adaptive carbon rear spoiler that produces improved downforce sits on top of the hatch.

This concept is a plug-in hybrid. A development of Porsche’s current parallel hybrid system, the new electric motor produces about 95 hp, which is around double the current motor’s output. The 3.0L supercharged V6 still makes 333 hp. 0-100 km/h in done in less than six seconds.

416 hp of peak system power is designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to 130 km/h, with a range of over 30 km. Combined fuel consumption is less than 3.5 litres per 100 km, while CO2 emissions are under 82 g/km, marrying eco-friendliness and performance.

Panamera Sport Turismo-12

Autocar UK‘s sources say that a shooting brake/sporty wagon Panamera will reach showrooms in 2016, and production is expected to take place alongside the successor to the current car, which means we’re looking at a variant of the second-generation Panamera.

To these eyes, this is the beauty to the current Panamera’s beast. Full gallery, including pics of the classy four-seat cabin, is after the jump.