The next generation Porsche Panamera is getting ready for its official launch.
Right before the big reveal, spy photographs of the car emerged and surprisingly they had no camouflage on them.
Being able to spot new cars in all their glory is always exciting for car lovers. The Panamera is no different as the model has been generating hype for many years now. The spy photo showed a newer model which had convincing exteriors with decals so as to keep it interesting for the young buyers of this generation. We were slightly disappointed with the fact that the car looked exactly the same, or to a great extent as the outgoing model. It looks like Porsche has gone with the motto to not fix something when it is not wrong and tried to recreate the current model in a newer pack.
However, there is a significant change in the 2017 edition of the Porsche Panamera. The car has been constructed on the brand new MSB chassis. It is a versatile and an all-purpose chassis which is currently being used by Bentley Continental and the Flying Spur. The latest architecture is totally modular. It is the result of an appropriate combination of aluminum, composite materials and high durable steel. Despite all these components, the chassis is at least 200 pounds lighter. It helps reduce the overall weight of the car leading to best aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
2012 Porsche Panamera Concept car plays a huge role in influencing the design of the new Panamera. The rear brake roofline is missing and it doesn’t look bulky like the concept car. But, other design elements are borrowed from the model as it was praised by critics and audience alike during the launch. The taillight decals are detailed and have real lamps hidden underneath them.
A wagon version based on the same chassis and design is also being rumored. If Porsche decides to bring it to stores, it won’t be until 2019. Multiple prototypes of the Panamera cars are being built so as to see its versatility. A sedan variant is also in the cards. Porsche has not released details with regards to the powertrains being used. It is expected that they will go with twin turbo V6 and V8 engines with both petrol as well as diesel engine variants.
The 2016 Paris Motor Show is scheduled to take place in October which is going to be the launch spot for the next gen Panamera.