The Porsche Panamera

Porsche may debut a Panamera Shooting Brake at the Paris Motor Show

The Porsche brand is working hard to offer something sporty and luxurious to every prospective supercar buy and this point is amplified by the rumors that the German sports car builder could be expanding their Panamera sedan lineup with a new shooting brake designed to compete with the new Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake.

If you are somehow unfamiliar with the “shooting brake” of the Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake, it is essentially a very slippery version of a sport wagon that employs the general shape of a sedan with an extended roofline that allows for more cargo space and rear passenger head room. The most famous shooting brake models in the world right now are the freshly announced Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Brake that will include a high performance AMG variant.

Since the suggestion of a Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake is based on rumors, there are no solid specifications but should the extra-large Panamera reach the market, we would expect that the new Shooting Brake model would offer many of the same features and powertrain tidbits as the traditional Panamera sedan. This means that the Panamera Shooting Brake could come in a variety of trimlines including a base model, an “S” model, an all wheel drive “4” model with a performance “S” package and a Turbo model that also offers a high performance “S” package. Should this be the case, the Panamera Shooting Brake would offer power output range from 300 to 550 horsepower while torque output would range from 295 in the base V6 to 553lb-ft (or 590 in the Turbo S models during overboost).

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