When the director of Porsche Matthias Muller admitted that the current Panamera is far away from beauty, you can understand why the public is divided about this car. Speaking about that, Porsche has been working hard on developing new model, which should correct all mistake of its predecessor and continue to deliver to customers that “Porsche look”, which is expected. All competitors are specific for some detail, but Panamera model for 2017 can be characterized by special appearance, excellent driving characteristics and excellent driving experience. Porsche wants to keep this car in the segment of exclusive sedan. Its main competitors are Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Audi A7, Maserati Quattroporte and Aston Martin Rapide.
If we talk about exterior of the previous model there is nothing dramatically wrong about it. From an architectural standpoint it is deffinitley not perfectly done. One thing that is especially inflammation of the eye is the line that leads to the C-pillar. It gives him a strange look, which is underscored by the fact that the public is split in opinion about the looks of this model.
These changes in the look at second generation of the Panamera forced the designers of Porsche to use “smoother” line for this new model. The most notable is increased surface area of the side windows, and the profile which now has a lot of resemblance with 911 model. From the front side, the style has evolved subtly towards other Porsche models. LED lights and lower air intakes are the first noticeable, including the stylistic elements from the Panamera Sport Turismo concept. This influence is seen in profile, as well as on the side parts of the bumper.
Matthias Muller was also critical about another part of the car, which according to him requires to be promoted. We’re still not able to see photos of the new design, but we can expect something similar to the model Panamera Sport Turismo, with the appearance of the cockpit, dynamic lines and quality materials.The improvements will include more space for front and rear passengers, while those who love technology will be able to enjoy a wide variety of gadgets and accessories.
Engine and specs
Powertrains for the Panamera should be a supply with new turbo V6 and V8 engines, V6 plug-in hybrid and potentially V6 diesel. It should have from 300 to 400 hp depending on engine choice. Paired with the PDK transmission with double clutch, the engine will send most power to the rear wheels. As an option and it will drive all four wheels.These engines will be placed on a new modular platform MSB. This will help the Panamera with losing weight, and it is expected a significant improvement in the economy, governance and performance.
2017 Porsche Panamera review release date and price
If we talk about release date of this new Porsche model this model it will probably get on the market at the end of 2016. In Porsche expect to sell over 100,00 copies of this new model. It price will be around $50,000.