From the start of its marketing, the Porsche Panamera has been written about extensively, especially concerning its design. And, many are those who have asked themselves if the Panamera should be considered as a real Porsche. But, because of its success, the manufacturer will completely renew its sedan. According to several sources, it should be unveiled in 2016.
That said, at the recent Paris Motor Show, Matthias Müller, Porsche’s big boss, had nevertheless recognised that there had been deficiencies in the development in the first generation. He notably pointed out mistakes concerning the design, as much of the interior as the exterior. Not bad!
The second generation is counting on obscuring these errors. The future Panamera should thus benefit from a less clumsy style. And, as a bonus, it will be available in several styles of bodywork. Behind the scenes, they’re namely talking about a ‘station wagon’ inspired by the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept study that was unveiled in Paris in 2012, but also a coupé.
Elsewhere, from a technical point of view, we already know that this second generation should be about a hundred kilos lighter on average compared to the current model; mainly thanks to the use of aluminium. It should also rest on the Volkswagen group’s MDB platform, which will also serve the future Audi A8, Bentley Continental and Volkswagen Phaeton. Lastly, concerning the mechanics, Porsche suggests that they’ll all be equipped with turbines.
And you, do you consider the Panamera to be a real Porsche?