The Shooting Brake body style is, without a shadow of a doubt, the way to go if you have kids thanks to the increase in headroom and trunk capacity. If my eyes aren’t failing me, the wheelbase of the Shooting Brake appears to be identical to the regular Panamera, which suggests that rear leg room will be unchanged.
Regarding the oily bits, don’t expect any differences at all between this and the Panamera sedan. From six- to eight-cylinder engines fed with diesel or high-octane jungle juice, there will be a 2017 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake for every single individual who can afford to pay top dollar for such a gentle giant. A PHEV is expected to launch as soon as 2017 and its powertrain will be shared with the 2018 Porsche Cayenne.
What I find most attractive about the 2017 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake is the prospect of touch-capacitive buttons. Don’t get me wrong. I love physical buttons, but the German sports car manufacturer has a tendency to overdo it. Ditching the plethora of buttons found on the current generation's center stack for touch-capacitive buttons is the right way to go for the Panamera to move forward.