It won’t officially debut until the Paris auto show later this year, but this grainy photo may be our first official look at the 2017 Porsche Panamera. What appears to be a leaked brochure for the car from BurlappCar shows the all-new Panamera completely undisguised.
The look of this car matches up almost exactly with an undisguised 2017 Porsche Panamera prototype we spied earlier this year. It’s more of an evolutionary change for the four-door, with a softened transition from the roofline to the rear deck, a lower nose, and various tweaks to lighting elements. There’s also a more prominent bodyside crease that extends from the top of the front fender vents and runs through the door handles.
We’re expecting a much greater departure inside, where the 2017 Porsche Panamera will ditch its button-heavy console in favor of elegant touch-capacitive controls. Spy photos of the car’s interior also reveal a much larger infotainment screen, and a new shifter design.
Beneath the new surface, the 2017 Porsche Panamera rides on the Volkswagen Group’s new MSB modular platform, which should help the car shed some weight. Engine choices will include turbocharged V6 and V8s, as well as turbodiesel options for Europe. There is also expected to be a new plug-in hybrid model, likely with a longer driving range; the current Panamera S E-Hybrid is rated at 16 miles of all-electric driving in EPA testing.
After the version seen here launches, Porsche is also planning on launching a Panamera wagon that will reach the U.S. market by 2018. And there are rumors the Panamera will go in an even sportier direction, too, with a two-door coupe version a possibility in the future.
Stay tuned to see the 2017 Porsche Panamera in all its glory closer to this year’s Paris show.