It can now be revealed that Porsche now plan to modify the Panamera model considerably.
The alterations are so extensive that the new 2013 Porsche Panamera is said to be almost unrecognisable from the original.
Some keen observers are hoping that the new design will take its cue from the new Boxster, rather than the other designs coming from Porsche in the recent past.Let us get to the specifics about the overhaul of the 2013 Porsche Panamera.
The word on the street is that the Panamera 4S will do away with the lumbering V8 engine replacing it with a more sleek, high-performance 3.0-litre V6 instead.
Whilst this might appear to be a downgrade, not an upgrade, in reality the twin turbos will in fact deliver a confidence boosting 420 bhp. Not to be sniffed at.
Another change is the adoption of Audi’s V8 TDI diesel engine, which is sure to extend Porsche’s success with European sales and the option of black-pumper models.
Meawhile, the Porsche Panamera Mark 2 waits on the sidelines for now. The second generation Porsche Panamera is expected to make the public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in Germany, in 2015.
The vehicle comes out of the VW Group with its new MSB architecture where the Cayenne, Touareg and Q7 originated. Therefore, the Panamera will have much in common with the large Audis, Bentleys and top-range Volkswagens in design and interiors.