An awkward looking test car has been spotted which could likely be the 2019 Porsche Panamerea Coupe model. There was a lot of rumors whether Porsche decided to add different body styles to their long sedan model. This model which many view as their flagship vehicle.
A shooting brake model has been previewed in the form of a concept. So that is already checked, but a coupe has not been mentioned since the inception of the idea. The spy photos have revealed some funky looking prototypes which can be a second-generation Panamera but they do not come with all the necessary details to be so. Thus a Panamera coupe might be testing for 2019.
The company originally released Porsche Panamera model in 2009. At the same time it was the brand’s first four-door sedan model. In addition, it was their first non-SUV car which had an engine mounted in the front. What was interesting about the Panamera is that it borrowed the styling from the 911 model.
This model is the same as the Cayenne, and it continued the formula which Porsche was making with their recent products. Some enthusiast criticized it for not using the standard formula. However, the Panamera managed to prove everyone wrong with the idea they made and with the sales numbers it produced.
After the newest batch of spy photos, we are all but sure that the 2019 Porsche Panamera coupe is being developed. Although it does not look the part initially, this is often a way to mask what we have underneath. Luckily we have our rending which can help us determine how a Panamera coupe could look like. So let’s analyze it for the sake of our review and a potential coupe Panamera models.
Poteniatl New Look for the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe
Although the test mule does not look so much as a potential 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe now, a lot of it can change. The fact that they are developing a new platform for the Panamera sedan is also very helpful to determine how the coupe version may look.
However, this will not mean merely shortening the sedan and getting rid of the back doors. In fact, we are expecting that the coupe version borrows heavily from the Panamera sedan. Nevertheless, we are also viewing it as a much more aggressive alternative.
The front end might be different while the back could go through complete redesign. A new bumper will be added which is going to be more masculine and aggressive looking. At the same time, the roof line is going to look sportier. The sleek roof may combine with some amped up rear fenders and a new spoiler. This would give the coupe a very suitable design. Perhaps the end will also receive slimmer taillights and a quad-exhaust system.
The size of the car is also going to differ. This means that the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe is going to be wider and provide a balanced but aerodynamic look. It will also help to create more down force and stabilize the car even further. We are expecting to see a Turbo, S, a Turbo S and even a GTS configuration offered.
The interior of the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe is still the most mysterious part of the vehicles. It is very hard to determine how the car might look like. Especially when we do not know how they will design new sedan Panamera. But we can expect to see probably the most luxurious Porsche model to come.
If they base it on the next-generation sedan, then we can probably expect to see a whole lot of new additions in terms of luxury and comfort. The cabin will probably be draped with all kinds of expensive and comfortable materials like Alcantara and leather. Additionally, we can get some wood and carbon fiber accents as well.
The technical side will add the latest which Porsche can provide on the technological side. Moreover, it will certainly enhance the connectivity of the car. As far as the sportiness goes, the seats are going to be heavily bolstered.This will provide support for the back with better ones for the higher and sportier trims.
Possible Drive-train Offers and Output for the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe
There is a great probability that the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe is going to use the same engine offer which the sedan has. Since they are using the same MSB platform it will only make sense that they share the powertrains. But as the sedan model has yet to come out and there are no news about the next batch of engines they use, the same thing goes for the coupe.
If they transfer the current lineup we are also looking at a choice of V-6 and V-8 engines under the hood of the coupe. However, the company announced that the Panamera sedan is adding a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 as a new offer which will give it an output of 550 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.
This version will most likely be used for the Turbo S model and will most certainly be transferred to the coupe version as well. The base entry would then be the twin-turbo V-6 which gives us a power of 350 horsepower. The transmission option falls to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and it also adds an all-wheel drive.
Top Speed and 0-60 mph
With the given specs and engine offers the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe is bound to have some great acceleration ability. We are probably looking at a time of 3.8 seconds necessary to reach 0-60 mph and a top speed which could span all the way up to 198 mph.
The newest 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe is still a lot of time away, and estimating the price is still not easy. We can say that we are probably looking at a price larger than the sedan version, which is currently at a base MSRP of $78,100, and the next-gen one will probably be around $83,000, which only leads us to believe that the newest coupe model might start at $90,000. The Turbo S coupe version might even retail from $200,000 even.
It is also worth mentioning the competition that the 2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe is going to face. It includes two of the best cars in the segment, the BMW 6 Series and Bentley Continental GT, which could be really hard to outsell, even for a Porsche car. But we shall have to wait and see what comes once the car is developed and released.