New Porsche Panamera set to ‘polarise’ opinions

A revised version of the Porsche Panamera landed earlier this year, bringing updated styling as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain, however Porsche is already deep into establishing its successor. caught testing in our spy shots, as well as shown right here in special images, the MkII Panamera is putting style at the top of the agenda, taking its motivation from the rakish 2012 sport Turismo concept.
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Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has gone on record criticising the present car, particularly the styling, saying: “there have been some errors as well as we will do it better…the style might be better.”

It has likewise been commonly reported that Porsche’s style manager Michael Mauer shares Muller’s opinion: “You have to recognise it is the new one, however as well, recognise that it is the successor. So the cars and truck will look different, it will look better, however you will see that it is the Panamera.”
However, Mauer is keen that the new Panamera still divides opinion: “I would like to have cars and trucks as well as products that polarise, rather than being just okay. I believe that’s the worst thing for a product.”
On the outside a sleeker roofline, ‘ice-cube’ headlights borrowed from the 918 Spyder as well as full-width tail-lights from the sport Turismo idea will improve the Panamera’s visual appeal. The button-strewn interior will be tidied up, with touch-sensitive panels on the centre console, like the 918 Spyder’s dash. 

Under the skin, the new Panamera will evolve, too, utilizing the VW Group’s new multi-material MSB platform that will likewise underpin the next-generation Audi A8 as well as Bentley Continental range. 
It’s lighter as well as stiffer than the present car’s underpinnings, assisting the Panamera dip well below two-tonnes, as well as will likewise be created to home an updated plug-in hybrid powertrain. 
As for the rest of the engine range, an all-turbocharged engine line-up for the 911 has been mooted. It’s likewise likely that Porsche will take the exact same path with the Panamera, improving economic climate as well as improving performance. An on-sale date of 2018 is likely, with a expose in 2017.

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