The next-generation Porsche Panamera could debut sooner than we thought.
Spy photographers have caught the 2017 Porsche Panamera getting loaded onto a trailer with no camouflage on its body, although the headlights are concealed. Riding on an all-new chassis called “MSB,” the next-generation Panamera takes advantage of high-strength steel, aluminum and other composite materials to shed unwanted weight. The German automaker hopes to drop around 200 pounds compared to the current model.
The new platform is expected to underpin the next-generation Bentley Continental range as well.
Previous Porsche Panamera spy photos revealed that the new model won’t be a far departure in terms of styling, although it does draw inspiration from the 2012 Porsche Sport Turismo concept car. The overall shape and profile of the sedan won’t change much, but expect sleeker (less offensive) styling from bumper to bumper.
A variety of powertrains will be offered on the next-generation Panamera, ranging from six- to eight-cylinder engines as well as a plug-in hybrid variant.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera will debut sometime this year before it goes on sale in 2017.
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