Porsche Panamera wagon concept confirmed for Paris Motor Show

Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake Wagon artist rendering 23.08.2009
Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake Wagon artist rendering 23.08.2009 / theophiluschin.com

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show Porsche will bring a wagon concept of the Panamera

Adding further details to previous reports, sources within Porsche have confirmed that a wagon concept of the Panamera will be making an appearance at this year's Paris Motor Show. If it gets the green light for production, the car should be out sometime in 2016 and it is expected to be a more versatile version of the current Panamera, one that will provide more cargo room.

The car will be based on the second generation of the Panamera and will have to face some serious competition coming from the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Most likely, the Panamera wagon will feature split-folding rear seats, an extended roofline and an angled tailgate. According to a source within Porsche interviewed by Autoweek, the decision of whether to put the car into production will be based on the received feedback and the potential of the vehicle in some markets, especially Europe.

If there will be a production version of this Panamera wagon, it is expected to have a standard wheelbase, but for some markets Porsche might consider launching a long-wheelbase model, especially for countries like China where LWB cars are very popular.

Although the facelift is on its way, the second generation of the Porsche Panamera is already under development and it will share some of its features with upcoming Bentley models. As a consequence, the second-gen Panamera will probably get Bentley's new V8 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline engine. The German automaker is also considering coupe and cabrio versions of the Panamera that will be based on a short-wheelbase configuration that will probably be used for the new Bentley Continental GT and GTC models.

We'll have more details at the end of September when the Paris Motor Show starts.

Special thanks to theophiluschin.com for the renderings!

Source: autonews.com

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germncarfan germncarfan
Just think some knucklehead will buy this, it will happen you will see.
Sep 10th, 2012 4:38am
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maomario maomario
the best ugly car in world , sorry for that but is true ! porsche have some special quality but design is off from all parts of point .
Aug 15th, 2012 1:48pm
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clash_189 clash_189
Nothing to dislike if it it Porsche, they always manages to amaze me with their class leading cars. next gen RS6 avant could be faster in straight line, but Panamera wagon Turbo will catch it just after the braking point.
Aug 11th, 2012 4:47pm
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Carlson Carlson
Another copy cat model from porsche!
Aug 11th, 2012 10:27am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
I remember a 4 door version of the 928, that Porsche built as a one-off for Ferry`s birthday. That one to thankfully never made it into production. So one can only hope that this "prototype" will be placed in a remote area of the museum, covered with a tarp and forgotten....
Aug 11th, 2012 2:53am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Porsche, having not more than 3 models in their manufacturing line-up is just fine. The halo car 911 in its various models (regular, turbo, convertible)the Boxter, (loose the Cayman) and an SUV. That`s it, Do not let VW drag you in the "niche-car" trap. It`ll only hurt the brand.
Aug 11th, 2012 2:47am
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id rock it for sure theres just something about wagons that i love
Aug 10th, 2012 9:50pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
Guys stop saying this is stupid and that Porsche is selling out! I mean it's not like they're freaking Lamborghini and are going to bring a friggn SUV to the show!!! ... oh wait
Aug 10th, 2012 8:47pm
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mihir006 mihir006
now porsche has literally shitted in their pants. and they can't even smell it!
Aug 10th, 2012 8:24pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
that's because they're too busy shitting rainbows and unicorn dust all over the 918 spyder
Aug 10th, 2012 8:48pm
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ovia ovia
this is what a 911 avant would've been like all those many year back.....before the panamera hatched prematurely! looks better that the cue er on which it is based....the family dog gets to ride in a porsche too at last!
Aug 10th, 2012 7:24pm
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ljstevens ljstevens
Please no!
Aug 10th, 2012 6:10pm
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nixlair nixlair
And here i thought it could not get any uglier.......
Aug 10th, 2012 5:57pm
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edd_lg edd_lg
"artist rendering 23.08.2009"
Aug 10th, 2012 6:21pm
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duppy mowt duppy mowt
What are they thinking? Is the Panamera minivan is next... Yikes!
Aug 10th, 2012 5:34pm
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edd_lg edd_lg
what's wrong with that ? it will be the best minivan ever.
Aug 10th, 2012 6:20pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
that's the thing, why get mad when porsche makes new models.... every porsche is class leading, why not be excited when they do something new? chances are it's going to be amazing.
Aug 10th, 2012 8:49pm
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jalmonte91 jalmonte91
Love Panamera, but this better not be real!!!!
Aug 10th, 2012 5:10pm
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sl65amg_612 sl65amg_612
OMG!!! After the ugly Panamera I thought that Porsche cannot build an even uglier peace of crap and now this ridiculous VW Porsche Shooting Break xD
Aug 10th, 2012 5:03pm
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DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
now they're just pissing me off. After how long I've loved you, you do this, Porsche? Wasn't developing wagons for audi good enough?
Aug 10th, 2012 4:57pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
really? they come out with the brilliant 991, the amazing new boxster, and are about to launch the 918 which is going to be the halo car of our generation and you are complaining because they are making a wagon concept of one of their existing models.
Aug 10th, 2012 8:51pm
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DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
And I've given praise when it was due. It took me a while to begin to stomach the cayenne (which is still hard), but when it meant that Porsche could return to prototype racing I took that in stride. It doesn't mean I should jerk off every time I see something with a Porsche badge. That said the brand may not mean the same thing to both of us.
Aug 11th, 2012 6:52am
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zyzyphe zyzyphe
I actually liked the design and the roof lines, but that thing is really huge, I would love to see it next to a Maybach for a comparison
Aug 10th, 2012 4:57pm
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It is already a wagon!
Aug 10th, 2012 4:53pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
My thoughts exactly.
Aug 10th, 2012 5:53pm
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IGoSlow IGoSlow
In Porsche we trust
Aug 10th, 2012 4:53pm
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