No word on whether there will be a wood-clad Autobahn "Country Squire" version. Porsche is rumored to be utilizing the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that powers it's cousin, the Bentley Continental GT, to power the new wagon. A hybrid version of the Panamera wagon is also expected to be shown at the Paris show.
The Porsche Panamera wagon is set to be competition for the Mercedes-Benz CLS wagon. Both the Panamera and CLS extended-roof versions of the sedans are meant more for style than outright hauling/cargo utility. In other words, look at a Cayenne or an M-class if you need lots of cargo room.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS "Shooting Brake" version isn’t sold in the U.S. and it's possible that Porsche may not sell the Panamera wagon here in North America either.
But who ever thought we'd see the day when Porsche would offered CUVs and station wagons?
|2013 Porsche Panamera Wagon|
[Edited 2012-08-10 15:59:20]