Porsche is working hard to develop what is to become the second generation Panamera. In fact, what seems like a Panamera prototype has already been spotted going on a road test. The prototype seemed to be sleeker and sportier that the current version. According to reports, the upcoming Panamera will be a 2017 model, and it will be based on a new platform. The new platform is known as Modular Standard Platform and it is specifically made for big autos whose engine is installed at the front and cars that use rear and all-wheel drive options. The 2017 Porsche Panamera will also be offered with a hybrid variant combined with battery technology intended to trim down on the car’s weight. Thanks to the new platform that will incorporate use of top-quality steel and aluminum among other composite products, the new Panamera will be lighter and rigid than earlier models. The final product will have shed off about 200 pounds.
2016 PORSCHE PANAMERA: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Reports indicate that the new 2017 Porsche Panamera will be larger and wider that the outgoing model. It will get noticeable contours, new lines and smooth angles on its sleek exterior. Its wheels will be large and made of alloy. The front grille will be paired with bigger headlights in order to enhance its beastly and sporty appearance. There will be smooth and firm door knobs. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera will have various exterior colors
Inside, the new second generation model will be upholstered in ultra-fine leather and attractive stitches to bring in an exquisite and top class comfort levels. The auto will have a two row seats configuration; hence there will be ample leg and head room for its rear occupants. This coupe will be equipped with high-tech components intended to take this model to the level of modern day coupes’. As for its safety point of view, this sporty coupe will come with airbags as well as advanced alert systems. The auto is also expected to get other modern and top-notch safety components found on other sporty cars of its class. Again, the 2017 Porsche Panamera will be equipped with a new look centre console where a large number of the car’s functions will be operated from.
2017 PORSCHE PANAMERA: ENGINE SPECS
This next generation model, 2017 Porsche Panamera is believed to make use of the current model’s powertrain in addition to a new V8 engine. The new model is also expected to get a plug-in hybrid model with improved battery technology. As for the expected V8 engine, the automaker has not offered any definite information regarding it. A number of turbocharged six-cylinder engines offering from 300 horsepower to about 420 horsepower depending on the targeted market will be offered. For instance, for the U.S market, a new 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 will be the most probable powertrain. This engine will generate about 420 horsepower and it will be mated to an eight speed automatic or a PDK dual clutch transmission.
2017 Porsche Panamera: Release Date, Price, Competitors
The new 2017 Porsche Panamera is expected in the auto world in late 2016 or early 2017. Its price tag is unknown at this point. The new model is meant to rival against other well known machines such as BMW 5-Series, and MaseretiGhibli.