New Porsche Panamera teaser video released

Single image hints at Panamera's new look

The new 2016 Porsche Panamera has been teased via a single image that shows the cars redesigned rear end. New look 911-style rear lights can be seen, complete with the interconnecting light strip typically reserved for four-wheel-drive 911s.

The new Panamera will bring with it a redesigned twin-turbo V8 engine. Announced at the 37th International Vienna Motor Symposium, the new motor is related to Audi's 3-litre V6 and will produce up to 547bhp in its most basic state of tune. Expect the new V8 also to make its way into the Cayenne.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

There won't be a single naturally aspirated engine on offer with the new Panamera, instead everything will be turbocharged and consist of a choice of both petrol and diesel motors.

>Read our Porsche 911 review

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Spy pictures of the Panamera show a car that features a streamlined roofline and a longer bonnet, with a rear end that appears more like a wide-bodied 911. Prototypes have had their front and rear lights covered, suggesting a new design for the four-point LEDs currently featured in the new 911 and Macan.

The Panamera will retain its active rear wing, but otherwise should feature a fairly drastic redesign as Porsche attempts to do away with some of the car's negative design image. Spy pictures have also captured a new look interior which appears far more simple than the current generation's, drawing instead on that of the design of the 918 Spyder for its centre console.

VW Group's MSB platform will be used for the new Panamera, as well as the next-gen Audi A8 and Bentley Continental. Featuring extensive use of aluminium, the new platform should help reduce the weight of the Porsche four-door.

Expect to see more of the new look Panamera at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/mercedes/e-class/e63-amg
Mercedes E63 AMG

Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

4 Jun 2020
Visit/bmw/m5
BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 Competition F90 review

15 May 2020
Visit/bmw/3-series-saloon/202604/bmw-m340i-xdrive-saloon-2020-review
BMW 3 Series saloon

BMW M340i xDrive saloon 2020 review

12 May 2020
Visit/alfa-romeo/giulia-quadrifoglio/202583/fresh-2020-alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio-revealed-alongside
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Updated 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio revealed

7 May 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/best-cars/15095/best-cars-to-buy-for-ps10000-evo-garage
Best cars

Best cars to buy for £10,000 – evo garage

The evo team picks their favourite used performance cars
1 Jul 2020
Visit/dodge/challenger/202845/2021-dodge-challenger-srt-super-stock-revealed
Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock revealed

The ancient Dodge Challenger lives on in new 807bhp widebody form – makes a Shelby GT500 look like a pedal car
3 Jul 2020
Visit/bmw/m3-saloon/20529/2020-bmw-m3-tech-specs-revealed-choice-is-the-word-for-bmws-sports-saloon
BMW M3 saloon

2020 BMW M3 tech specs revealed – choice is the word for BMW’s sports saloon

BMW’s next M3 to be available in manual or auto; with and without all-wheel drive
1 Jul 2020
Visit/audi/audi-e-tron/202840/new-496bhp-audi-e-tron-s-revealed-audis-first-high-performance-ev
Audi e-tron

New 496bhp Audi e-tron S revealed – Audi’s first high-performance EV

The Audi e-tron S has picked up an extra electric motor for a total of three in new EV flagship
1 Jul 2020