2017 Porsche Panamera Changes — New Platform, Design and V8 Engine

By | 11/11/2014

Not so long ago the Porsche released a new version of its famous Panamera. The new model is fresh, modern and fun, and improved in all relevant aspects. However, it seems like the manufacturer isn’t happy with these changes since it is already working on the new generation of the famous fastback. The 2017 Porsche Panamera will be a stunning model, modern, impressive and simply amazing. It will come with new appearance which will keep its classy and well-known appeal, but also bring something new and exciting to the fans. The appearance of the new model will be based on the Panamera Sport Turismo concept, so the new model will surely be stunning. Also, the new model will come with a brand new platform. The new platform will be made out of lightweight materials, but it will also be bigger than the current one, so the new fastback will offer more space and comfort for its passengers. Moreover, the 2017 Panamera will come with a new engine, a powerful V8 mill. Aside from this unit, the fastback will keep its current powertrain options. At this moment it is still unknown whether those units will be tuned up or not, but either way, the model will surely provide a fantastic experience while driving it, as always.

2017 Porsche Panamera Front Fascia

2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior And New Platform

The 2017 Porsche Panamera exterior will be based on the Panamera Sport Turismo concept. The new model will, therefore, keep its classic and elegant style, but it will be improved in order to follow the automotive trends and stay atop of the game. The new model will look modern and bold: its sharp details and wicked elements on both the front and the rear end will make it look aggressive, but at the same time, its fluent and smooth lines will bring sophisticated and elegant feel. The Panamera always looked impressive, and the 2017 model won’t be an exception to that rule. In addition, the new fastback will come with a new platform. The new model will be underpinned with a modular MSB (Modularer Standardantrieb-Baukasten) platform which is made out of lightweight materials. The new underpinning will influence new dimensions, as the new model will be wider and longer than its predecessor. Since the new platform is made out of aluminum and high-strength steel, but bigger than the previous one, it is uncertain whether or not the new model will be lighter than before. It is true that the new platform weighs less, but its size increase might reduce that change. If the new model does come lighter, that will be an excellent thing for its fuel efficiency and performance, even with the current powertrain unchanged. However, if it doesn’t, it will still be perform better. The larger and bigger body of the 2017 Panamera will result in better handling, stability and cornering, and it will also improve its precision and agility.

2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior Based On Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

2017 Porsche Panamera Powertrain

Like we mentioned before, the 2017 Porsche Panamera will come with its current powertrain. This engine lineup consists of various six-cylinder mills which generate from 300 to 400 horsepower, depending on the market they are meant for. Therefore, the American fans will have the chance to enjoy in the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder mill which produces 420 horsepower. This unit will be mated to the dual-clutch PDK transmission or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, there will be a new engine offered as well. It is a V8 mill whose displacement and power output are, unfortunately, unknown at the time. As for the 2017 Porsche Panamera Plug-in Hybrid, the reliable sources claim that the new model’s performance will be improved due to the use of a new battery pack, whose details are also currently unknown.

Could Those Improvements Justify Price Change?

The 2017 Porsche Panamera will truly come with some interesting changes which will make it even more appealing than before. However, the new exterior, more comfort and space inside the cabin and improved performance will surely have an impact on the model’s price. Though we don’t think that the price will be drastically increased, it would be wise to wait until the model’s premiere before making any further assumptions.

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