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Porsche to develop new line of engines for next Panamera

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When the second generation of the four-door Porsche Panamera launches, it will likely be riding a new platform, complete with an all-new family of V6 and V8 engines, according to a report coming out of the UK.

Autocar reports that the so-called MSB platform will likely underpin the Panamera, and it could be shared with Bentley, provided the Volkswagen-owned, British-built brand commits to the architecture. As for the engines, it’s reported that they’ll have a sportier character than the V6s and V8s being built for Volkswagen and Audi’s vehicles.

“Porsche will have its own new V8 that will be common to the new MSB platform,” Porsche’s chief engineer, Wolfgang Hatz, said. “It’s a family for the next 10 years of cars.” Whether the V8 and V6 will be used outside of the Panamera line, though, remains unclear. There’s also no mention of what place turbocharging would have with the new engines.

Outside of the well-known four-door Panamera, the development of the MSB platform should allow Porsche (and Volkswagen Group as a whole) some degree of flexibility in designing new entries. According to Autocar, that could mean the rumored Panamera Coupe or even a two-door convertible remain a possibility, with the MSB being “package protected” – designed with new body styles in mind.

Porsche to develop new line of engines for next Panamera originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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March 22nd, 2014

Video: Audi RS7 vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo, which would you pick? [w/poll]

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Motor Trend: Porsche Panamera Turbo vs. Audi RS7

We live in a blessed time – a time when you can buy not just one, but two (or three, or four) monstrously powerful, blazingly fast four-doors that can’t only keep up with modern supercars, but in some instances, will outperform them as well. Two of the finest are the Audi RS7 and the refreshed Porsche Panamera Turbo, and Motor Trend has been messing around with the both of them in this comparison video.

MT provides a comprehensive and entertaining look at the RS7 and the turbocharged Panamera as they go through a battery of tests, before getting tossed about on both the road and the track. Starring flip-flop aficionado Jonny Lieberman, it’s a must-watch, whether you’re in the market for one of the two super sedans or merely want to see the former Autoblog editor again.

After having a look at the video, register a vote for the car you’d park in your driveway in our poll. Hop below for the full video from the team at Motor Trend.

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Audi RS7 vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo, which would you pick? [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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January 8th, 2014

Video: Porsche Fire and Ice is chilling art born of flames

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Screencap from the winning video in Porsche's 'Thrilling Contradictions' contest

Porsche held a contest inviting ten filmmakers to riff on the tagline for the Panamera, “Thrilling Contradictions,” in a 60-second film. The winner was an entry called Fire and Ice by director Ross Cohen, a concept that uses just those two elements in a premise as simple as it is rewarding. For his efforts, Cohen will receive a trip to the Chicago International Film Festival, and you might see the short in the pre-movie advertisements in a theater served by Spotlight Cinema Networks.

Porsche did this kind of thing just two years ago, when it asked filmmakers to illustrate the idea of “Everyday Magic”. The winner of that contest, Michael Korbel’s It’s a Magical Life, followed the journey of a young man to husband and father from the perspective of the trunk of a 911. You’ll find that video as well as Fire and Ice below.

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Porsche Fire and Ice is chilling art born of flames originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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January 1st, 2014

Video: Porsche Fire and Ice is chilling art born of flames

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Screencap from the winning video in Porsche's 'Thrilling Contradictions' contest

Porsche held a contest inviting ten filmmakers to riff on the tagline for the Panamera, “Thrilling Contradictions,” in a 60-second film. The winner was an entry called Fire and Ice by director Ross Cohen, a concept that uses just those two elements in a premise as simple as it is rewarding. For his efforts, Cohen will receive a trip to the Chicago International Film Festival, and you might see the short in the pre-movie advertisements in a theater served by Spotlight Cinema Networks.

Porsche did this kind of thing just two years ago, when it asked filmmakers to illustrate the idea of “Everyday Magic”. The winner of that contest, Michael Korbel’s It’s a Magical Life, followed the journey of a young man to husband and father from the perspective of the trunk of a 911. You’ll find that video as well as Fire and Ice below.

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Porsche Fire and Ice is chilling art born of flames originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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January 1st, 2014

Los Angeles: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is a 911 Turbo for the family man

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2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

In the event that the Porsche Panamera Turbo’s 520 horsepower and 189-mile-per-hour top speed aren’t enough to sate the appetite of the speed freak, Porsche has just given the auto show debut to the faster, more powerful Panamera Turbo S.

With 570 horsepower being pumped from a 4.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, the Panamera Turbo S promises even faster acceleration, hitting 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, a 0.3-second improvement over the standard Turbo. The top speed, meanwhile, climbs to 192 mph, which is kind of ridiculous for a car with four doors and a trunk.

Other enhancements that come with this Panamera’s extra syllable include carbon-ceramic brakes and the entirety of Porsche’s active chassis systems, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Porsche Active Suspension Management. The performance goodies come standard, but that doesn’t mean the Panamera Turbo S is cheap.

Pricing for the standard Turbo S starts at $180,300, while the Executive model, which adds 5.9 inches to the Panamera’s wheelbase starts at $200,500. That’s far from cheap, but the type of performance on offer takes some of the sting out cutting such a large check.

Take a look below for a press release from Porsche and then head up top for our full gallery of live images.

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2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is a 911 Turbo for the family man originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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November 21st, 2013

English Soccer Player Leaves $160,000 Porsche Stuck In The Mud

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English Soccer Player Leaves $160,000 Porsche Stuck In The Mud

Hey, what’s a $160,000 Porsche Panamera Turbo or two when you’re an English soccer star? They must be a dime a dozen to guys like Andre Wisdom, the captain of England’s Under 21 team, who had to ditch his Panamera stuck tire deep in mud after being led astray by bad GPS directions.

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