2016 Porsche Panamera review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 1 July 2013 , 04:07:07 byEmil

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Porsche Panamera

When the second generation Porsche Panamera will show its face, it will come with a common platform used for the third generation Bentley Continental family. This will probable be sometime the middle of the decade, 2016. According to different sources, the new model will also come with a special version of the front-engine rear-wheel-drive MSB body architecture that comes from the Volkswagen group. Chances are the next-generation Panamera will be influenced a lot by the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, a model which has been revealed in 2012 at the Paris Auto Show, but it will keep the current layouts of the car. This only means it will continue to have four low-mounted seats and a central tunnel running through the cockpit, which sounds really great.

A report released not long ago said the both Porsche and Bentley wanted different platform setup in comparison to the one used by the range topping sedans developed by Audi, as the two have different dynamic requirements, and it makes a lot of sense. The main characteristic of the MSB platform is the drive train mounted close to the front bulkhead and well inside the wheelbase of the car. This actually guarantees a more balanced handling, especially at high speeds. The new architecture will be made of aluminum and high-strength steels, in order to comply with crash regulations. It will share more electronic components and sub-systems with other models, now that the Porsche Brand is officially under the umbrella of top carmaker of Europe. So that you know, the new Porsche Panamera will have a range of V6 gasoline and diesel units, V8 ones and plug-in hybrid drive trains as well.

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