2016 Porsche Panamera models that will soon be shown according to Edmunds will make use of the same platform with the Bentley Continental is also using the MSB platform owned by Volkswagen Group, which is a platform for front-engine car and the rear-wheel-drive.
Although using the same platform, both brand said that the two cars will be entirely different. MSB platform structure itself will feature a mix of aluminum and high-strength steel in its construction. With such a structure, Porsche Panamera want to lose weight.
However, Porsche Panamera asserted that aura still be felt in the new generation which will still be four seats in the cabin.
By doing so, Porsche was eager to maintain a successful recipe Panamera which has more than 100,000 were sold in the four years since the 2009 launch.
To market, China will become the next shot after the United States, which is still the largest market Panamera.
In addition to the platform, the car will also share more electronic components and sub-systems with other VW models. By doing so, Porsche managed to save costs by utilizing research and development facilities in the VW group but still maintains an aura of sportiness typical of Porsche.
Predicted heart will be filled by a variety of engine options ranging from gasoline and diesel V6 engine, V8 and plug-in hybrid system that will have the equivalent power of 3.0-liter biturbo V6 in the Panamera S.