The second generation of Porsche Panamera is about to be presented, but there has been no undisguised shots of it so far. So the guys from The Fast Lane Car went to Colorado and managed to make a movie of some prototypes in winter testing. And the cars were spotted with only mild disguise, if you can consider some tapes on the headlights and tail lights as camouflage. Check the video below:
The new Panamera will be built over the MSB platform (Modularer Standardantriebsbaukasten), for rear-wheel drive cars, and has been developed under the code PO623. Its production will start in Leipzig in June. The future Porsche 928 will be built over the same platform.
The new platform will make it around 90 kg lighter than its predecessor, and hence a more fuel-efficient vehicle. The MSB is also less expensive to produce than the one used by the current Panamera.
The 4WD version of the new Panamera will be able to use turbodiesel engines (the current one is not). The options include a 284 kW V6 and a 315 kW V8. There is the chance of a hybrid version, equipped either with a petrol V6 engine, with a combined output of 324 kW, or a V6 diesel, which would offer 273 kW mated to the electric engine.
The petrol engines would be a 2.9 V6 good for 313 kW, a 3.6 twin-turbo V6 that will deliver 373 kW and the 4.0 twin-turbo V8 able to produce 447 kW.