Based on a new, advanced rear-drive and all-wheel-drive platform, dubbed MSB, the Panamera will incorporate multiple weight-saving measures and an all-new family of V6 and V8 petrol engines that promise a muscular power delivery to cement the Panamera’s position as the world’s sportiest premium saloon.
The template for the new Panamera is based on the technical and design advances introduced on the latest 991 series of the 911, which incorporates six different material types – including magnesium, multi-phase steels and aluminium
These new materials
helped to reduce the kerb weight of 911 models by
up to 45kg, despite a significant increase in the car’s overall dimensions,
more stringent crash test standards and a higher level
of standard equipment.
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