The German automaker is going to have the 2017 Panamera released later on this year, and although we can see from the footage the changes are slim, we can be sure the actual modifications run deep.
The first official sighting of the four door sedan should take place during the Paris Motor Show in October and it appears testers are very busy with the prototypes right now. In the US, Colorado is one of the common testing locations because of the altitude differences and it’s also the place where the folks at The Fast Lane do their own testing. This explains how they were able to capture an entire convoy of Panamera models that sported little to no camouflage. We can see the regular Panamera, the S version and possibly even the GTS – and as far as we can tell the designers were tasked to bring the sedan even closer to its 911 brethren than before. For example the taillights look almost the same and so do the back wheel arches.
The front rework seems inspired from the Panamera Sport Turismo concept revealed back in 2012 and among the highlights we can mention the four-point LED headlights or the grille crease. Apparently the entire engine range is going to be changed and made out entirely out of V6 and V8 units – even the mighty Turbo is coming with a smaller 4.0-liter V8 engine for better fuel economy. By the way, spy shots captured in Europe also revealed Porsche is working on a shooting brake version.