At Porsche, they are working against the clock to fine-tune the new generation of the Porsche Panamera, the sporty, luxury saloon that has entered the large saloon segment. From Porsche they already confessed to us that they had been wrong in certain things with the first Panamera, but that now they had learned and were going to do the rest to offer something completely new and different. Today we can tell you 6 secret we know about the new Porsche PanameraLet’s see what awaits us.
1 – More quality, more design and more comfort
The Porsche Panamera has learned in its first generation that there were a number of customers who demanded better materials, new airs and more possibilities of comfort for this saloon. Porsche always defended the Panamera as a true four-door coupe concept, however in this second generation we will discover a much better distributed and comfortable interior (see filtered images of the interior of the new Porsche Panamera) that will allow us to reach more public and thus satisfy those that the cabin of the current Panamera did not convince them.
2 – Latest generation technology, including autonomous driving
The new Porsche Panamera will take the best of the Volkswagen Group in terms of driver assistance technologies to become the flagship of Porsche. Her will continue to be betting on a sporty profile, but her customers demand more comfort and technology, with the arrival of all kinds of attendees being the best recipe to put the Panamera at the level of the Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW.
3 – New petrol mechanics and a more capable plug-in hybrid
Porsche already presented just a few weeks ago during the International Vienna Motor Symposium 2016 which will be its new 550 hp V8 Twin-Turbo engine. This mechanics developed together with Audi aims to become a reference in its class for performance and efficiency, and that is Porsche is currently responsible for the development of V6 and V8 engines within the Volkswagen Group.
This engine will use all the technology of Porsche and Volkswagen-Audi to replace the current 4.0 V8 TFSI. Among its great novelties we find a new evolution of the cylinder deactivation system, compatibility with plug-in hybrid systems with lower fuel consumption and greater electric autonomy, start-stop with a sailing function, etc.
4 – New PDK gearbox with 8 relations
The expected second-generation Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission will be released with the Porsche Panamera with 8 relationships. This is a big change in the history of this transmission that now promises a improved fuel efficiency of no less than 30%. It will be the system used in all configurations of the Panamera, whether gasoline, diesel or hybrids. This change will be the first 8-speed double clutch, although Ferrari is already working on 8-speed Double Clutch for the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.
4 – Audi diesel heritage: the electric Turbo arrives at Porsche
The first Electric turbo will be used by the Audi SQ7 TDI with a 435 hp 4.0 V8 TDI engine. This engine will have its place in the new Porsche Panamera, having been developed in collaboration between Audi and Porsche to be installed in the engine compartment of many of the models of the German group … Did someone say Porsche Cayenne or Bentley Bentayga?
It should also be noted that the new Porsche Panamera uses the modular MSB platform and you are ready to implement parallel electrical architectures, either in terms of high voltage hybrid systems, or 48 volt power systems to support new technologies such as electric turbo, the new generation star-stop or other applications that will arrive in the near future.
5 – Change of philosophy in suspensions with technology Bentley?
The Bentley Bentayga released an interesting system of smart air suspension that make it a benchmark among SUVs with true off-road capabilities. Bentley took heart of this technology in its presentation, but now we learn that Behind this state-of-the-art system is actually a team of engineers from Porsche and not Bentley.
The new Porsche Panamera will use traditional spring / damper configurations with PASM technology in its conventional versions., with the possibility of optionally installing the latest generation air suspension as the best tool to offer comfort of the highest level, or sporty behavior at the touch of a button. This suspension technology will also require a 48-volt electrical installation.
6 – The Porsche Panamera will be faster than the Carrera GT at the Nürburgring
Seriously? Yes, from Porsche they are convinced that the leap forward of the Porsche Panamera will not only be perceptible at the level of design or technology. The Porsche Panamera has been in shape at the Nürburgring and it is precisely there that it wants to become one of the kings of its segment with the stopwatch in hand. If we pay attention to what they say from Porsche, future Porsche Panamera Turbo could be faster than Porsche Carrera GT and go down from 7:28:71.
Source: Top Gear (UK)