2017 Porsche Panamera spied image

The new generation of the Porsche Panamera has been caught on camera for the first time ever as it was being tested out on public roads.

Porsche has officially pulled the wraps off the facelifted Panamera earlier this year but that isn’t stopping it into working on a new generation of the model. The vehicle in question has been recently spied while it was being tested out and despite what seems to be a familiar body hides a completely new model. The 2017 Porsche Panamera will be riding on the MSB (Modular Standard Platform), which will also be used on the next generation of the Bentley Continental and it is also believed to underpin the future Porsche 911.

The upcoming Panamera will be significantly lighter than the current version, thanks to the use of aluminum and some composites, and it will also be stiffer. The design of the model will not be that different and this means that it will be instantly recognizable. As far as the engine lineup goes, most of the units will be carried over and also new ones will be implemented. The Panamera Turbo will keep its V8 and a “green” Panamera S E-Hybrid variant will be offered too. The long-wheelbase and the all-wheel drive options will be maintained.