The new MSB architecture developed in house by the German sports car brand is now looking ready to serve even plusher models – for example the possible coupe derivative of the Panamera as well as a flagship Audi A9 Coupe.
The newly introduced Porsche Panamera – now in its second generation – is the first model to use the new MSB platform, which should soon bring forth a long wheelbase version of the executive sedan. For the 2017 Geneva Motor Show we’re expecting to see the first ever Panamera station wagon – dubbed Gran Turismo, taking the name of the concept from 2012. The family is now reportedly growing in the years to come with the addition of a coupe derivative that will become the spiritual successor to the 928 model. There could also be a cabriolet derivative, as Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer has already hinted the consumers love these latter two versions.
But the MSB architecture will also be allegedly “borrowed” to a model outside the Porsche lineup, as hinted by Michael Steiner, Porsche member of the executive board for research and development, during a recent interview. He remained mum on details, but conceded the MSB will be used by at least one other brand – most likely first for the Audi A9 Coupe, which should appear before the decade ends.