Official teasers of the Porsche Panamera confirm leaked image

Porsche has started to release teasers of the second generation Panamera. First, it has disclosed the image below and a video that must be one of the best teases we have ever seen. Then, the German carmaker released the drawing above. All these teasers end up confirming the leaked brochure we have published some days ago. Check it out with us.

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Can you see the shape of the tail lights? They match the ones presented by the leaked image. Now compare it to the drawing above. Can you see the front bumper similarities? What about the side air vents that form a sort of bracket towards the rear of the car? It is a styling element that was also present in the first generation, but the upper creases do not stop on the front doors, as in the current model. They extend until the door handles of the rear doors. Both in the leaked image and in the official drawing.

 

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Now compare the leaked image with the video the guys from The Fast Lane Car have shot in April. It is the same vehicle. Compare the LED signature of the headlights with the one in the video. Also the same, with 4 light points in each of them.

It is ok to doubt if a leaked image is a real leak or a “Photoshopped” image, but it is not ok to get your facts straight…

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 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. The new Panamera is said to be able to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than the Porsche Carrera GT.

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.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.