Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Specs Detailed Before Geneva Auto Show Launch

Porsche Panamera Turismo

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is the big wagon that most have been looking forward to.

The vehicle has got launched ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The specifications, availability and pricing that you need to know is all here. The new Panamera is easily a large wagon that as a four plus one seating setup with ample space enclosed within a large tailgate. The second generation model in the series sports a surprisingly lower loading lip combined with 20 liters of additional boot space making it the perfect vehicle for family trips.

Such a unique model in the Porsche Panamera series wouldn’t have been made possible if not for the Sport Turismo concept that was showcased during the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The latest version of the car which is in its final stages of concept looks close to the production version and retains some of the unique features found in the 2012 concept. Porsche is pretty confident that they can convince buyers who are looking for more passenger and boot space to jump to the brand with this new offering.

A solid bunch of changes are made to the aerodynamics of the car which is complimented by a complex active spoiler element that is mounted on top of the tailgate. The designers claim that it will be used based on the mode in which the Porsche Panamera is being driven. The element can add an additional downforce that is measured up to 50 kilograms at the rear axle. The position of the spoiler will keep varying based on the speed of the vehicle.

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is also equipped with a panoramic sliding roof. The total boot capacity of the car is at 520 liters making it the largest offering from the automobile brand. The model powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers about 325 horsepower while a more potent 2.9-liter V6 powerplant will deliver up to 406 horsepower. The top of the line Sport Turismo is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 which delivers a solid 542 horsepower making it the best performance variant that you could get.

A 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine variant that produces 416 horsepower is also offered by the company. The pricing of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is expected to be €97,557 in Europe while the top of the line model will go all the way up to €158,604.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Launched Ahead of Geneva Auto Show

The most powerful and highly anticipated Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid variant has been officially launched ahead of the 2017 Geneva auto show.

The car displays exceptional performance and style. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid variant was powered by a V6 engine whereas the latest four door coupe uses a more potent V8 engine. With just days to go before the big event at Geneva, Porsche has revealed their flagship car expected to be the most powerful Panamera ever to hit dealership stores. The concept version of the model was revealed during Paris expo last year and it is all set to make its grand debut at the upcoming big auto expo.

Performance should be pretty much benchmarking level as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine produces 542 horsepower by itself. When combined with the electric motor that delivers about 134 horsepower, the total output generated by the Panamera turbo goes up to 671 horsepower setting a new benchmark combined with 850Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight speed PDK gearbox system and the car uses an all-wheel drive system as its default setup.

According to Porsche’s statement, the car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds with its top speed pegged at 193mph. Despite the increased horsepower and performance, the new Panamera still is fuel efficient made possible by the hybrid engine setup. It delivers 97.4mpg and the built-in 14.1kWh lithium ion battery can be fully charged in six hours. In order to conserve energy, the car runs on the electric motor by default which can run 31 miles after which the gasoline powered engine will kick in.

The fast car is appropriately equipped with high quality components including carbon ceramic brakes, dynamic chassis control, air suspension and the company’s proprietary Active Suspension Management for increased comfort. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is expected to get launched in the month of July in Europe. While actual pricing in different regions is yet to be confirmed, the UK version of the car will set you back by £137,140. An executive edition with a longer wheelbase that’s 150mm larger than the base edition will cost £146,545.

A lot of details with regards to the new Porsche Panamera is expected to be discussed during the launch event at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The expo is just around the corner.

Porsche Launches New Panamera Executive Edition with a Long Wheel-base

The longer, the better! With a view to offer more comfort and add-in some features, Porsche has launched the new Panamera with a longer wheelbase.

The car was originally scheduled to be revealed at the LA Motor show to take place next week. With just days to go, it might be surprising as to why the company would bring it early without much fanfare. Being the last big auto expo of the year, the Las Vegas auto show has garnered a lot of attention and is going to be crowded without questions. However, the spot may be rather populated by cars from all brands making it difficult for Porsche to hog the limelight to their own launches.

Apart from the long wheelbase Panamera which is an Executive model, Porsche has also launched another entry level variant powered by a 3.6-liter V6 turbo engine. The powertrain is capable of delivering up to 326 horsepower which is quite high for any car but for a brand like Porsche, it’s addressed as “entry level”. The new model is priced at a moderate £66,386 allowing those interested in fast cars to buy them.

The big launch is the Executive variant which boasts of a larger wheelbase measured at 150mm. It gives increased headroom and legroom for rear passengers. The changes are not limited to the exterior of the car but goes all the way to the inside with some exquisite additions. The model has heated seats, multi-way power adjustment rear seats, panoramic roof and an adaptive air suspension. There’s a damper system which can be controlled electronically and is available as a standard equipment.

An optional choice is to equip the rear end of the Porsche Panamera with a center console. The driver is no longer the only person to control the functions in the car, as rear seat passengers can customize things as they like to with this console. With this package, the designers will also include two folding tables similar to the ones found on airplanes. A rear seat entertainment package will upgrade and add two 10.1-inch displays to the rear seats to watch movies, music on the go. You can choose to mount your own tablets in the same slot provided by Porsche.

Under the hood, the Porsche Panamera Executive is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 turbo engine offering 20 horsepower more than the previous edition. It’s also economically designed to offer the best fuel efficiency at 37 miles per gallon. An eight speed PDK gearbox is connected to the engine. Executive model is priced at £76,034 in UK.

Beefier Porsche Four Seat 918 with an E-Hybrid and V8 Engine Rumored

The Porsche Panamera 4 seater E-hybrid model was officially revealed at the 2016 Paris auto show.

New rumor suggests that the brand has planned to launch a beefier version of the model once the announced model reaches stores.

The Panamera e-hybrid announced during the auto expo is powered by a powerful V6 engine and has an electric motor mated to it. The combined horsepower of the car impressive but there are always buyers who wouldn’t settle for less. For the demanding lot, Porsche has planned to launch a new four seat e-hybrid Panamera model with a V8 engine under the hood. If confirmed, the new car will deliver up to 700 horsepower and much faster on the road.

Any other source could probably be shoved off as plain speculation but this news comes directly from the CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blurne. The head of the brand confirmed that the team did had the chance to discuss about a possible, speedier version of the 918 they just launched at the Paris auto expo. They wanted to create a second generation hybrid model powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine as the Turbo S variant.

The base model already boats of a strong deliverance pegged at 462 horsepower with 516 lb feet of torque. The V8 engine will allow the Turbo S edition to deliver 700 horsepower combined with 800 Nm torque. It will be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission system. The car can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.

With such amazing numbers, it’s tough not to be excited about the possible Porsche four seat 918 e-hybrid Panamera. The top speed of the model is around 173 miles per hour. Even though, Porsche is keen on expanding its 918 with e-hybrid models, they have no plans to introduce a hybrid variant of the 911.

Both Porsche Boxster and the Cayman are some of the bestselling models from the manufacturer. The automobile brand is keen to make sure they don’t compromise on overall performance by going hybrid with these models. All the supercar manufacturers were worried about adopting electric motors as they may not provide the same performance as a petrol engine. They are slowly adapting the concept by using hybrids and fully electric models should be out by 2020 from Porsche, Audi, McLaren, Mercedes among other top brands. Following Tesla’s footsteps, Nissan, Chevrolet and VW will come up with EVs much earlier than their competitors do.

2017 Porsche Panamera MSB Platform Detailed With Tech Specs

The 2017 Porsche Panamera is to get launched and when it does it will be the first ever car to use the new MSB platform developed by the company.

The modular standard drivetrain uses transverse engine and it supports both front and all-wheel drive. The platform is an ideal upgrade for models like Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and other cars in the series. The designers clarified that the new platform is highly versatile and is cost efficient allowing them to seamlessly integrate it in all future cars from the Porsche stable.

With the new toolkit,the engineers can now share the performance and power rendered by the transmission, axle, steering, engine and the HVAC system to provide collective efficiency. In other words, the platform will make use of all the expensive components on-board at the same time deliver something truly amazing.

The new MSB toolkit is divided into three different areas, the front body, rear body and the middle floor. They are individual from one another and the manufacturer can choose to make them using different materials. The dimensions of the individual area of the platform can be modified according to the car they are working in. If it is a SUV, the middle floor can be made bigger to offer more space for the passengers while increasing the rear body could lead to increased cargo area.

Such level of versatility makes the MSB platform an able choice for many of Porsche vehicles as well as models offered in the Volkswagen family. The same team developed and pioneered the MLB, MQB platforms in the year 2011. Now, they have come up with the new MSB toolkit. Along with the 2017 Porsche Panamera, the Bentley Continental GT is about to use the MSB platform. The Porsche model is powered by a 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine while the Bentley uses a 6.0-liter W12 engine.

Both these models are mounted on completely new versions of the MSB platform. The Bentley edition uses a platform that is primarily designed for heavier vehicles and bigger powertrains. Porsche has also confirmed that an extended, long version of the Panamera is coming within a year. Another model with the MSB is in the cards but it has not been confirmed yet and might take time before it goes into production.

If successful, soon many Porsche models and other cars in the Volkswagen family will be upgraded to the new platform.

Is Porsche Reincarnating 928 or Bringing out Panamera-based Sedan?

It seems that Porsche has been secretly developing a Panamera-based vehicle that would bring back the 928 name to the stable.

The German sports car giant has been rumored to be working on a small sedan that would sit just under the Panamera. However, those of us have been quashed after the company has been caught testing a Panamera-based vehicle. The front engine coupe is expected to receive a 4.0-liter V-8 motor with twin turbos. According to rumors, this is the same old new engine being developed for the Bentley Flying Spur and Bentley Continental GT.

Volkswagen have been very keen on taking the MSB architecture forward in a number of vehicles. Porsche has been handed the chief responsibility of developing this architecture, which will go on to reduce the weight of all VW models even further. After being hit by the emissions scandal, focusing on green power – either through weight reduction or electric technology – seems to be the priority for the German manufacturer. The MSB architecture will be behind all the future models of front and rear engine premium cars. The range is expected to cover front and all-wheel drive sedans, coupes, and even SUVs.

The Bentley Flying Spur and Bentley Continental GT are amongst the first models to receive access to this brand-new architecture at Volkswagen group. Aside from taking charge of this architecture, Porsche have also been handed primary access to the new 4.0-liter V-8 motor, which will be behind the Bentley Flying Spur and Bentley Continental GT. This engine will make its appearance not just in the Bentley models but in the upcoming Porsche Panamera. The next generation Porsche Panamera will be the first model to use MSB architecture. The upcoming Audi A8 is also expected to receive the same motor.

Reincarnating the 928 lineup at Porsche could depend on the green light from Bentley. Since Volkswagen also makes vehicles similar to the Porsche 928 using the Bentley brand name, the company may decide against going for such a radical project. The Porsche 928 remains as one of the iconic vehicles in the company’s long history. Ever since Porsche unveiled the Mission E concept at the Frankfurt motor show last year, there have been a lot of rumors about a small sedan from the German company to fill the slots just below the Panamera. The model could be similar to the Porsche Macan in a number of ways.

Porsche Says An Electrified 911 Turbo Is Not The Need Of The Hour

Electric cars have been giving nightmare for the top manufacturers who create the fastest cars in the world.

While BMW, Audi have embraced it to an extent, Porsche believes that an electrified version of the 911 is not required at the moment.

The world of automobile is slowly changing into a completely new phase. In this new phase, one can expect almost every last vehicle to feature a hybrid powertrain. It is the system manufacturers came up with where buyers can enjoy the best of both worlds. The electric motors will offer minimum mile range while the petrol engine will take over once the power drains out. It is a perfect balance and an easier way to introduce people to electric vehicles.

The same concept cannot be applied for a Porsche 911, commented August Achleitner. He clarified that the range of powertrains available now including the all-electric motors and hybrid variants are nowhere near to the power required to run a sports car as this one. They have many hurdles to overcome before it could be implemented in their models.

Speaking to an automobile magazine in Germany, Achleitner said, “The layout of the 911 is very narrow which poses some practical difficulties when we try to implement an electric motor or a hybrid powertrain in it. By making some changes to the chassis, we can achieve it. However, it will drastically increase the weight of the car. Such a heavy car will kill its performance and that doesn’t make up for a great super car.”

In the recent past, representatives of the automobile band Porsche confirmed that they are looking to join the electric bandwagon. They are going to go with a sedan rather than the proprietary Porsche design in order to create space for the powertrain and the electric motor. Most manufacturers are aiming to deliver it by 2020.

Achleitner said that Porsche electric 911 could probably ten years away now. If the industry changes drastically in meantime, they might consider adopting the technology. If not, there is no point in trying to push their limits to deliver an electrified version of the sports car.

A similar dilemma is faced by companies like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti. The team at Bugatti revealed that they could never think of another engine that doesn’t run on petrol because it delivers so much power, allowing them to create cars like the new Chiron.

Porsche Twin Turbo V8 Engines Adopted By Audi and Bentley

The powerful rendered by the twin turbo V8 engine in the new Porsche Panamera is simply impressive.

Its performance has inspired the company to use it in upcoming Audi and Bentley models.

The new engine is about to debut with the next gen Panamera model. The V8 engines are currently being designed and manufactured in Porsche’s plant in Stuttgart, Germany. A lot of potential has been packed into the powertrain. It has convinced the crew to use it in two other models as well, the Audi A8 new generation model and the upcoming Bentley Mulsanne sedans.

“Porsche will play a role in contributing the engine required for the Volkswagen group. We are excited for this new deal that we have made. It should definitely favor both sides and bring out the best experience for our customers,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche.

A powerful new addition to the Porsche family, the twin turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine is capable of producing up to a 542 horsepower coupled with an amazing 6,000 rpm. The engineers have come up with a unique Hot V design which has made it possible for them to mount the turbochargers right in between the cylinder heads. The new design has made it easier to keep the size of the engine to the minimal and maintain compactness to readily mount it in any car of their choice.

The powertrain is constructed using an all-aluminum component that helps shave off the excessive weight. It leads to better handling, aerodynamics and performance in the car in which it is being used. According to Porsche, the next gen Panamera can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds.

The V8 not only delivers more power than the outgoing model but is also thirty percent more fuel efficient because the team has deactivated the cylinder to offer more miles per gallon. A two stage sliding camshaft is provided in the powertrain which allows the user to disable up to four cylinders. A modular design has been adopted with the engine making it easier to use a hybrid powertrain along with it but very few models will have a dual engine setup.

Porsche has invested more than $88 million in order to develop a truly futuristic engine and Volkswagen adopting it in their top models including the Mulsanne will definitely make it popular. It’s a win-win situation for both the buyers and the manufacturers.

Next Gen Porsche Cayenne Spotted Testing In Spain

Spy photographers are one busy lot and they have managed to capture the next generation Porsche Cayenne in action. The car is being tested in Spain under hot weather conditions.

Good news is, the spy pictures showcase the actual car with no camouflage at all. For some, this could be disappointing but the people at Porsche has decided to go with a completely conventional design with no big changes. The Cayenne continues to stick with the tradition the company has developed over the years. There aren’t any big modifications done to the model which should make sure all existing customers are retained within the brand.

Similar to the outgoing model, the next generation Porsche Cayenne has a long nose which is proprietary in all Porsche models. The raked roofline and the spoiler mounted on the rear windows have been maintained to keep it close to its roots. In the prototype version, we can spot new creases which are together on the hood. Some parts of the car had been camouflaged as the company probably didn’t confirm its production version yet.

There could be tweaks done at the last minute but they aren’t going to be drastic. The spy pictures confirmed that the Cayenne’s rear end was covered. It leads to a conclusion that Porsche might be looking at redesigning the taillights to give it a much sportier look. We may be wrong but this should be the most obvious move to make the car more appealing to the younger generation.

Some of the design factors found in the Cayenne resemble the 2017 Porsche Panamera. In the new generation Panamera, the automobile brand has opted for a clean dashboard and interior finish. The interiors don’t feature too many buttons as it used as the touchscreen display takes care most of the functions. Instead of making it look congested with multiple buttons and control system, a cleaner look is what most buyers would prefer.

When the original Porsche Cayenne was launched in 2003, it was the first ever luxury SUV to hit the US market. It created a whole new range of models and enticed buyers into going for it. Ever since then, Porsche and other manufacturers have been going strong in the category. Despite the huge success, the company refrained from redesigning the model completely up until 2011. With the new design, feature upgrades and performance tweaks, it could make some noise in the market this year.

Porsche 718 Cayman Gets Upgraded With Four Cylinder Turbo Power Engine

The Porsche 718 Cayman is one of the most talked about cars in recent times.

It is getting a significant powertrain change as the engineers decided to modify the flat six engine to a flat four turbo power engine.

The same powertrain, a flat four boxer engine is already being used by the Subaru Boxster convertible. With the update, Porsche has now used the same in their 718 Cayman and has changed its name so as to make it easy for buyers to identify the model. The car was originally launched at the Beijing motor show.

The entry level variant of the car is powered by a 2.0-liter engine which can deliver up to 296 horsepower. A faster version of the model the 718 Cayman S is powered by a much bigger 2.5-liter engine which delivers up to 345 horsepower. The engineers at Porsche claimed that both models are equally superior when it comes to performance and are also capable of delivering an impeccable fuel efficiency, which is a rare feat done by sports cars.

According to official statement, the Porsche 718 Cayman can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds. The S version can do the same numbers in just 4.2 seconds with a top speed pegged at 177 miles per hour. The base model however is bit on the lower side with a top speed of 170 miles per hour. A bunch of changes have been implemented in the chassis including new springs, dampers while the rear wheels are much wider than they used to be. It favors quicker steering, as confirmed by the design team.

Porsche has priced the Cayman in such a way that it has managed to fall under the pricing of the Boxster for the first time. The model is priced at £39,878 in UK which is affordable for buyers who always opt for performance friendly, sports cars. Expressing his views on the turbo engines, Stefan Wechbach said that it offers all the advantages customers look for in their cars. Everything including acceleration, fuel efficiency, performance and torque is provided by these versatile engines.

There is no word on whether Porsche plans to bring back the six-cylinder engine to the Cayman and the Boxster. They are still confident that the powertrains have the potential to bring the best out but will choose it based on what their buyers actually look for.

Porsche Panamera Hybrid to Produce More Than 700 Bhp

Every high end model of a Porsche is instantly recognizable by the ‘Turbo S’ badging, but this attribute may soon change owing to the Porsche 918 Spyder.

This high-performance vehicle with hybrid technology has become the standout aspect in the Porsche line-up so much so that every high end performance edition from the German company may feature the ‘hybrid’ badging. The recently launched 2017 Porsche Panamera is a perfect example of this change.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S will continue to be a very desirable product in the, but it is not expected to be the top of the range Porsche Panamera that money can buy in 2017. Instead, this mantle will be taken over by the hybrid version, which is set to have a significant bump in terms of the figures over the Turbo S starting with the bhp figures. The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo manages to come out with 550 bhp, but the Turbo S version produces about 580 bhp from the cylinders. This figure is a substantial reason behind the 2017 Porsche Panamera being quicker than many performance sedans like the 997 GT3 RS. The Porsche 918, though, will be able to significantly boost quicker numbers at tracks.

Porsche are keen on stressing the fact that the 2017 Porsche Panamera is being looked as a Porsche 918 with the ability to seat four. For the ultimate performance enthusiasts with a view of carrying four at the same time, Porsche are ready to launch an even faster Porsche Panamera. The vehicle will come with the same 4.0-liter V8 motor, which has been beefed up by twin turbochargers as the standard car. However, in combination with the same hybrid technology found in the Porsche 918, this vehicle will be capable of delivering over 700 bhp. Torque is expected in the region of 800 lb-ft.

It is widely anticipated that this addition will be named as the  Panamera Turbo S Hybrid. Apart from adding hybrid technology to the top end variant, Porsche are also rumored to be looking at the possibility of beefing up the Porsche Panamera S lineup as well. The vehicle comes with a V6 motor which has been supercharged. Together with the hybrid technology, this vehicle will be able to deliver a great mix of fuel economy and performance at the same time. Porsche are also rumored to be looking at the possibility of adding hybrid technology to the 911 series.

2017 Porsche Panamera Special Coverage Pictures Show Its Style Quotient

It is really difficult to get over the beautiful and the stylish 2017 Porsche Panamera which the company announced in an event held in Berlin, Germany.

The next generation Panamera is an exquisite car in every perspective. It looks lavish and continues to carry the Porsche tradition forward with the long bonnet and huge spoilers. While pictures are readily available on the web, we have managed to grab some of the exclusive high resolution shots. They showcase how good the car actually looks and it is the next best thing that you can get apart from actually being there in person. The variant was originally launched in 2010 and didn’t had any drastic changes in almost a decade now.

The exclusive pictures show 2017 Porsche Panamera in its best aspect including the bulbous backside and the large rear lights extend throughout the back of the car. It has always been aproprietary design used in all Porsche cars and the newly launched model follows the same tradition. Compared to the previous edition of the Panamera, the new one features slim and sleek taillights. For the first time, the designers have opted for an active, large rear spoiler. The attachment is completely versatile as it can be extended or widened as required.

Panamera is known for its series of buttons and analog controls similar to the dashboard of an airplane. Some buyers wondered why the company would go for such confusing design that simply makes things complex for the driver. Porsche probably heard this remark and has removed them all, paving way for a stylish and futuristic dashboard for the first time. Long gone are the buttons and analog controls. The air vents are free of such controls except for a large touchscreen display.

Weather is controlled using the touch screen and touch sensitive controls while there is another touchscreen on the rear end. It allows passengers at the back to customize weather among other settings based on their individual requirement. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera is built on the MSB platform designed and deployed by Volkswagen. It’s powertrain capabilities are yet to be announced. We presume that it will use a 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 engine and a 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine for the top of the line variants. Both of them are equally competent powertrains that will deliver enough horsepower. The new Panamera is scheduled to hit dealership stores in 2017 but we don’t have an actual release date yet.

Teaser Image for Porsche Panamera Released Before June 28 Debut

Porsche is prepping for a grand event scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany.

The event is set to witness the launch of the Porsche Panamera. To keep the hype quotient high, the automaker has released a teaser image of the car.

They have not only released a teaser image but have also launched a new video to give us a glimpse of how the Panamera would look like. The famous rear end of the iconic car has undergone an unconventional change. It’s such an unexpected turn because Porsche is a company which always prefers to keep a foot in their nostalgic roots. From the new change, it is evident that the time has come for every brand to adopt to the changing automobile industry.

A long and thin LED strip runs through the rear end which converges into the oval shaped taillights. The taillights are directly inspired by the previous model. The back end looks like Porsche has decided to borrow some design elements from the traditional models. They are no longer bulbous which is a welcome change. After all, most buyers were not so happy with that bulging design. It didn’t look sporty or catchy as its competitors. The designers have fixed this issue and many more with the next gen Porsche Panamera.

“A success story began a long time ago and it will now be continued. New standards will be set and the best of opposites will unite again,” claimed Porsche in their official press release. Such a huge claim to make and definitely cryptic. But, such things always add fuel to the hype and the press release is no different.

Prototype versions of the Panamera has been around for many years now. The engineering team spent years trying to perfect the design because it is one of the celebrated series from the brand. The automaker has adopted a new MSB chassis for the first time. The chassis is also being used by the Bentley Continental and the Flying Spur. Compared to the previous architecture, the next generation design is at least 200 pounds lighter. At least one hybrid powertrain option should debut with the Panamera.

More specifications, technical details and pricing of the Porsche Panamera can be known once the event goes underway on June 28 in Germany. For now, you can go through the teaser video and the image to keep guessing how the end product would actually look like.

Porsche Panamera New Edition Spied Without Camouflage

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.

Porsche Launches New V8 Engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

Porsche has officially revealed the new V8 engine at the 37th Vienna motor symposium.

The new engine is expected to be much more powerful while being efficient and will be used in all the top line models set to get released in the near future.

The automobile manufacturer has confirmed that the new V8 engine will be used in the second generation panamera. It will also be the primary powertrain in the next gen Cayenne SUV which is still under production. Based on the success of the engine, the manufacturer has planned to use it in plenty of other models produced by Volkswagen brand. It may soon find its way in cars made by Audi and Bentley.

The new 4.0-liter V8 engine is powered by two twin scroll turbochargers. It is capable of producing a total power of 550 horsepower combined with 568 lb feet of torque. Compared to the previous version of the engine, the newer model delivers at least 30 horsepower more and has increased torque capacity. Even though, the engineers have managed to increase the overall power by many folds, the team has ensured that the CO2 emission from the engine is at its lowest possible level.

In an era where electric vehicles are promoted to be the best due to their contribution to the environment, it becomes mandatory for gasoline powered motors to adopt the same. In terms of design and performance, the newly launched V8 Porsche engine is very close to the V6 used by Audi. Both these engines can conveniently be mounted on the MSB architecture and the MLB platform.

The MSB was developed by Porsche while the MLB was designed by Audi. By making engines compatible with all platforms, the companies can easily use them on any model. It also helps the parent company reduce costs spent in researching and developing newer powertrains. Based on the versatility of the new V8 engine, it is expected that the same will be used in Continental by Bentley, Lamborghini URUS SUV and the Audi A8.

Porsche Panamera is the second car to be built on the MSB platform and will be the first to use the V8 engine. The car is expected to be made available as a sedan and a wagon. It is set to hit dealership stores this year. Once the model is out and is widely accepted by buyers, Volkswagen will start rolling out other models built on the newer platform.

Porsche 718 Cayman is Now Officially Launched

Porsche has officially unveiled the 718 Cayman at the 2016 Beijing auto expo following the launch of the 718 Boxster.

Almost every auto manufacturer had a launch at the expo, be it a production model or a concept car.

The performance driven sports model features a sharper design which is aggressive and is priced lower so as to appeal to buyers. The chassis of the car has been tweaked to achieve the best level of aerodynamics and the interiors are comfortable with good headroom despite the fact that the car is compact in appearance.

Similar to the previously launched Boxster, the Porsche 718 Cayman is powered by a turbocharged flat flour 2.5-liter engine. The powertrain renders a total of 350 horsepower coupled with 309 lb feet of torque. There’s also a base model of car which delivers lower performance pegged at 300 horsepower with 280 lb feet of torque. Optimized boost pressure is a new technology integrated in both engines to push them to maximum performance irrespective of driving conditions.

The base model of the Cayman can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The numbers are based on the car equipped with the PDK while there’s an optional Sport Chrono package. The package obviously costs additional but when used, it boosts the power of 718 Cayman S to achieve the same speed in 4 seconds. The top speed for the base model is 170 mph while the S model can go higher up to 177 miles per hour.

Air intakes are found on either side of the Porsche 718 Cayman and the side profile is very subtle. The front fascia is very muscular in appearance with slim, low headlights. They use Bi-Xenon LED headlights with four-point daytime lights. The black accent strip runs through the rear end of the car giving the Porsche logo a wider appearance. The taillights in the revamped model has four-point brake lights and three dimensional finish so that they are strikingly visible from every corner.

Porsche Communication Management system, known as PCM powers the center console in the 718 Cayman. The system powers all latest smartphones and tablets enabling passengers to enjoy their own content with easy connectivity. An eight speaker surround sound system can be installed if you go for the Sound Package plus. Exclusive features include sporty steering wheel, additional air vents, Porsche car connect and support for the Porsche connect app. The car also supports Apple Car Play system.