New details are starting to emerge about the upcoming MSB platform that will underpin the next-generation Porsche Panamera and several Bentleys.

Volkswagen's acquisition of Porsche has refocused attention on the upcoming MSB platform.

Set to underpin the next-generation Porsche Panamera and several Bentleys, the MSB platform will be created by Porsche and likely use a combination of steel and aluminum. The change could enable the Panamera to weigh 200 lbs (91 kg) less than the current model, but even bigger weight saving are expected from Bentley since most of their vehicles ride on the heavy D1 platform from the Volkswagen Phaeton.

We can also expect better weight distribution and handling, because the MSB platform will position the engine further back towards the rear axle.

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Porsche & Bentley MSB platform comes into focus - rumors