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Porsche officially previews 2017 Panamera

Porsche officially previews 2017 Panamera image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Porsche | posted June 08, 2016 14:46

Porsche reveals first teaser image of new-generation Panamera

After spy photos of the 2017 Porsche Panamera surfaced yesterday, the Stuttgart-based automaker officially revealed a teaser image of the upcoming sedan.

From the picture itself, the rear appears to take styling cues from the 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo concept. It has LED taillights that interconnect towards the center. The rear haunches appeared to have been trimmed down as well, resulting in a sleeker look. Rounding it all off is a new tailgate which gets a piano black trim piece and Porsche lettering.

Porsche's second-generation high performance sedan is set to make its world debut at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car retains the signature coupe-like profile but gets slight tweaks at front, side and rear section.

The exterior changes may be subtle at best, but the 2017 Panamera now sits on a new chassis. Underpinned by the MSB platform, it will also apparently become the basis of the new-generation Bentley Continental. Porsche engineers claimed that it will be lighter and more rigid compared to the outgoing platform.

Power is still expected to come in the form of various V6 and V8 engines that will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.