Due to be unveiled at the 2016 Frankfurt motor show, the next generation Porsche Panamera is due to be much more than a sedan. Featuring the same V6 and V8 engine options and can-do attitude, the second generation model, built on a large car platform, will build on previous successes with a tweaked design, and the addition of rear-wheel-drive as well as optional all-wheel drive.
If you’re not familiar with the Panamera, this concept statement from Porsche sums it up pretty well: “Saloon or sports car? Power or efficiency? Quite simply, there’s no decision to make. That’s because the Panamera and the Panamera 4 blend all these apparent contradictions into one sporty overall concept.”
Not only will the second generation model use lighter weight materials, but designer Michael Mauer has made a concerted effort to knock off the first model’s rougher edges and make it look a bit prettier. What’s really set commentators alight, however, is the fact that the Panamera will be available in three bodystyles: a five-door coupe, a stretched five-door long-wheelbase coupe, and a five-door SportTurismo shooting brake. Commentators also expect hybrid options to be available, making the Panamera set to be a seriously competitive option in the saloon market.
We’ll bring you more details on the Panamera as they’re released, but in the meantime check our current range of Porsche models for some sporty yet efficient German fun.