When the 2nd generation of the 4-door Porsche Panamera launches, it will very likely be riding a new platform, complete with an all-new loved ones of V6 and V8 engines, in accordance to a report coming out of the United kingdom.
Autocar reports that the so-called MSB platform will probably underpin the Panamera, and it could be shared with Bentley, presented the Volkswagen-owned, British-created brand commits to the architecture. As for the engines, it’;s reported that they will have a sportier character than the V6s and V8s getting created for Volkswagen and Audi’;s automobiles.
“Porsche will have its personal new V8 that will be common to the new MSB platform,” Porsche’;s chief engineer, Wolfgang Hatz, explained. “It really is a family members for the following 10 many years of autos.” Whether the V8 and V6 will be utilized outdoors of the Panamera line, however, remains unclear. There’;s also no mention of what area turbocharging would have with the new engines.
Outdoors of the nicely-acknowledged 4-door Panamera, the development of the MSB platform ought to let Porsche (and Volkswagen Group as a entire) some degree of flexibility in creating new entries. In accordance to Autocar, that could suggest the rumored Panamera Coupe or even a 2-door convertible continue to be a likelihood, with the MSB being “package deal protected” – created with new body variations in mind.