The new 2016 Porsche Panamera has been caught during its testing. From what we’ve seen, it will get revolutionary design and many changes under its hood.
Changes and design of exterior
2016 Porsche Panamera will represent the second generation of this model. It will show many improvements on exterior, interior and under the hood. It will be underpinned with the new MSB platform. This architecture will be made of aluminum and high-strength steel. It means that the new Panamera will be appear lighter than before for around 200 pounds. When it comes to exterior design of this luxury sedan, we can expect many changes. According to the latest rumors, it should be a bit larger than the current model. Both front and rear fascias will be redesigned. The head and taillights will be revised as well. The front lights will get bi-xenon lighting. The whole body will be more curvaceous and sleek. The roofline will be lower and it will look more attractive and rakish. It should get 19-inch wheels too.
Interior and features
As far as the interior is concerned, 2016 Porsche Panamera will also be revised and improved with latest tech features. The cabin will be made of premium materials. The seats will be upholstered in two-tone leather. The comfort will be on the highest leather. A 7-inch touch screen will be placed on the center of the dashboard. As for the equipment it will get many modern features and gadgets. Some of them are: navigation, Bose audio system with 14 speakers, parking sensors, a rearview camera, adaptive lights and so on.
Powertrain and transmission
Under the hood of 2016 Porsche Panamera should be placed several types of engines. The one will be a 3.6-liter V6 engine. It will be able to produce 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It should be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Estimated fuel consumption is 18/28 mpg in the city/highway drive. The other option could be 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine. It will be able to deliver up to 420 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. It will be offered with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.
2016 Porsche Panamera release date and price
2016 Porsche Panamera should hit the market in the middle of this year. As for the price, it is estimated to be in a range from $81,000 to $85,000.