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Michael

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...era-sport-turismo-estate-revealed

JohnC

I like that, although it will be enormous.

Martin's perfect car?
Blarno

Better than the 'dog taking a shit' hatch version. No need to buy a Cayenne now.
Twelfth Monkey

Blarno wrote:
Better than the 'dog taking a shit' hatch version. No need to buy a Cayenne now.


Was there ever?  But yes, an improvement.
Martin

JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

Martin's perfect car?


It is, I love it.  

The only issue, although it's a significant one, is the price.
franki68

It's just too long ,but aside from that I love it .
Roadsterstu

Martin wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

Martin's perfect car?


It is, I love it.  

The only issue, although it's a significant one, is the price.


Nothing some Martin Maths couldn't sort out, perhaps?
Big Blue

Wow! I love it.

Where's that lottery ticket?
simonp

Prefer the normal one. This just looks like a lowered Cayenne.
Nelson

good Lord that's perfect in every way. Enough space for little sprog in the back with 2 friends, a big boot, probably the best interior going and looks amazing...plus it has a rear wiper, lol

My perfect car. That and a new Velar and I'll be a very happy boy
Andy C

Close to perfection for me
PhilD

Is that wood?!

Anyway, very nice. As is the new hatch since they re-styled the hunchback away - would go with this though.
Martin

Roadsterstu wrote:
Martin wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

Martin's perfect car?


It is, I love it.  

The only issue, although it's a significant one, is the price.


Nothing some Martin Maths couldn't sort out, perhaps?


I think it will be well beyond that unless they think the residuals will be amazing and/or it was partnered with something else so it did a lot less miles.

The Turbo Panamera has always had wood trim as standard, but it can be changed.
garry

Yep, that's fantastic, if a little big. How much is that likely to be in the uk?
Martin

I'd expect it to start at £75-80k for the base model, which really means well over £80k by the time you've added decent wheels etc. A 4S petrol with a decent spec will be around the £100k mark.
PG

It looks great from the front and rear 3/4, but side it it just looks soooooo long. (And I'm going to say this quietly) at those prices, I think I'd have a Cayenne.
Martin

If the next Cayenne is priced in line with the current one, it will be significantly cheaper than the Panamera.  If it looks like a bigger Macan, which it will, then it will look pretty good too.
garry

i was thinking through how this would fit in my life and it left me wondering. It's a very cool car that would be practical enough to use every day, but I'm not sure how that would work for me. A mate of mine has a Ferrari FF. This is supposed to be a 'practical' Ferrari, but it's just not. He doesn't nip down to Homebase or do the school run in it - it's still a Ferrari. If I had a practical Porsche I still wouldn't want to use it every day - just because it fits shopping in the boot doesn't mean I'm taking it to a Tesco car park. And then when it came to a weeekend B road blast it would be just too big. Just a thought.
Tim

I doubt it would manage to fit in a space at B&Q or Tesco anyway.

It's going to be pushing 3 tonnes with a full load on board isn't it?
PhilD

Tim wrote:
I doubt it would manage to fit in a space at B&Q or Tesco anyway.



I'd definitely park across 2 spaces.
BeN

Gonna have to disagree with some of you here. I think Porsche have gotten the proportions of this just right, and it looks absolutely lovely.
PhilD

BeN wrote:
Gonna have to disagree with some of you here. I think Porsche have gotten the proportions of this just right, and it looks absolutely lovely.


Some? apart from PG I think there is universal like for the proportions.

You need to test this Ben!
Martin

garry wrote:
i was thinking through how this would fit in my life and it left me wondering. It's a very cool car that would be practical enough to use every day, but I'm not sure how that would work for me. A mate of mine has a Ferrari FF. This is supposed to be a 'practical' Ferrari, but it's just not. He doesn't nip down to Homebase or do the school run in it - it's still a Ferrari. If I had a practical Porsche I still wouldn't want to use it every day - just because it fits shopping in the boot doesn't mean I'm taking it to a Tesco car park. And then when it came to a weeekend B road blast it would be just too big. Just a thought.


Our Porsche is very practical and is used pretty much every day, even trips to the supermarket on occasion, when we need something between deliveries..  Waitrose not Tesco though, so maybe that makes all the difference.  

More seriously, I expect a lot of these will be part of a 2-3+ car garage and used for longer trips.  I'd happily use one every day.

Just seen the prices, it's a £2k premium over the standard car, less than I expected.
TreVoR

I like the normal Panamera and like this too.
Martin

Just over £110k for my 'bare minimum spec' 4S.  Oh well.
PhilD

Martin wrote:
Just over £110k for my 'bare minimum spec' 4S.  Oh well.


Big powerful saloons tend to depreciate quickly, does the Porsche badge prevent this?
Martin

It doesn't prevent it but it does reduce the impact slightly.
PhilD

So how much would a Porsche Approved £110k one be in 3 years time?
Martin

I don't know, depends on the mileage but £60+k?
Sav

It looks fabulous. I've never quite liked the look of the regular Panamera, this looks better resolved at the back. It sounds strange, but the Gran Turismo visually hides its bulk more effectively as well.

I don't doubt it will be extremely expensive, but things like the E63 Estate, the next CLS 63 Shooting Brake and the next Alpina B5 Touring won't be far behind in terms of pricing with options.

I would love Porsche to make something smaller than the Panamera that isn't an SUV....
Stuntman

Very nice indeed for what it is, and will no doubt do very well in its sector.  The new normal Panamera looks great out in the wild, I've seen a couple now.
Martin

I was passed by and then followed a new Panamera this morning, the first time I've had a proper look at one on the road.  It looked brilliant in Agate grey with big wheels and the stance/proportions are great.  It just needed the sports exhaust or sports tailpipes to get round pipes.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

There seems to be an increasing trend among manufacturers not to include weights/dimensions in brochures (printed or electronic) making it somewhat difficult to work out if a particular model will fit into a garage
gonnabuildabuggy

Martin wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

Martin's perfect car?


It is, I love it.  

The only issue, although it's a significant one, is the price.


I wonder how it will depreciate. Cayenne's suffer badly, Panamera's seem to be less so.

Would be ideal for me too, but I suspect I can't get myself to move from BMW/Merc to Porsche running costs at the age I'd be looking at.

Interior is nice but reminds me a lot of the original CLS.
franki68

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Martin wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

Martin's perfect car?


It is, I love it.  

The only issue, although it's a significant one, is the price.


I wonder how it will depreciate. Cayenne's suffer badly, Panamera's seem to be less so.

Would be ideal for me too, but I suspect I can't get myself to move from BMW/Merc to Porsche running costs at the age I'd be looking at.

Interior is nice but reminds me a lot of the original CLS.


Not sure about cayenne suffering bad depreciation ,6 year old diesel cars not well specced are 30k ,they were 43k new .
The arrival of a new one next year will have an effect ,but a few years ago it was named the best car to buy in terms of minimising depreciation.
PhilD

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

There seems to be an increasing trend among manufacturers not to include weights/dimensions in brochures (printed or electronic) making it somewhat difficult to work out if a particular model will fit into a garage


Really? Name me any car and I bet I can find the dimensions.
franki68

PhilD wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

There seems to be an increasing trend among manufacturers not to include weights/dimensions in brochures (printed or electronic) making it somewhat difficult to work out if a particular model will fit into a garage


Really? Name me any car and I bet I can find the dimensions.


automobiledimension.com   rules.
PhilD

franki68 wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
JohnC wrote:
I like that, although it will be enormous.

There seems to be an increasing trend among manufacturers not to include weights/dimensions in brochures (printed or electronic) making it somewhat difficult to work out if a particular model will fit into a garage


Really? Name me any car and I bet I can find the dimensions.


automobiledimension.com   rules.


How are they getting this top secret information? Is someone leaking it from the factory?
Roadrunner

Very, very desirable indeed.
franki68

They hacked into the FBI and British intelligence servers as they are the only people who have this critical information at hand.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Oh yes, you can find the info alright, but not necessarily from what you would think would be the first place to turn to (official websites or brochures)
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Not feeling the love for that at all. Seems to have a huge rear overhang without offering all that much space, and the third side window looks like an afterthought. I'd rather have a Macan, frankly ...
PhilD

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Oh yes, you can find the info alright, but not necessarily from what you would think would be the first place to turn to (official websites or brochures)


But hardly "somewhat difficult" eh Chris?!
PhilD

Martin wrote:
I was passed by and then followed a new Panamera this morning, the first time I've had a proper look at one on the road.  It looked brilliant in Agate grey with big wheels and the stance/proportions are great.  It just needed the sports exhaust or sports tailpipes to get round pipes.


Saw my first one in the week. Not actually as far removed from the Mk1 as I thought it would be, though definitely better. Also looked a bit daft crawling trough the city with the big wing extended.
Martin

PhilD wrote:
Martin wrote:
I was passed by and then followed a new Panamera this morning, the first time I've had a proper look at one on the road.  It looked brilliant in Agate grey with big wheels and the stance/proportions are great.  It just needed the sports exhaust or sports tailpipes to get round pipes.


Saw my first one in the week. Not actually as far removed from the Mk1 as I thought it would be, though definitely better. Also looked a bit daft crawling trough the city with the big wing extended.


Unfortunately you can extend the wing manually, as you can in all other Porsches and anything else with a similar solution.  It's called Miami Style in our house, because we didn't see a single Porsche with the wing in the closed position when we were there.  They all look worse with it raised, so no idea why people do it.
Big Blue

Martin wrote:


Unfortunately you can extend the wing manually, as you can in all other Porsches and anything else with a similar solution.  It's called Miami Style in our house, because we didn't see a single Porsche with the wing in the closed position when we were there.  They all look worse with it raised, so no idea why people do it.


You were in Miami and you were surprised at some evidence of a lack of taste and subtlety?
Martin

Big Blue wrote:
Martin wrote:


Unfortunately you can extend the wing manually, as you can in all other Porsches and anything else with a similar solution.  It's called Miami Style in our house, because we didn't see a single Porsche with the wing in the closed position when we were there.  They all look worse with it raised, so no idea why people do it.


You were in Miami and you were surprised at some evidence of a lack of taste and subtlety?




Having a raised spoiler is nothing compared to some of the things we saw.
Not somewhere we'll be rushing back to, but always good to experience different places.

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