Porsche’s product expansion plan could include two-door versions of the Panamera. Set to take on similar body styles of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 8-Series, they should help increase the company’s overall sales.
According to Autocar, the rumored Panamera Coupe and Convertible might arrive in 2020. But what do officials within the car firm had to say about them? Design chief Michael Mauer admitted that they are doable, yet he couldn’t confirm nor deny them.
“As a designer, there are no limits to what I can conceive”, Mauer said. “I believe it is the design department’s role to sketch and consider every model it can for the future, so that we are ready should anyone wish to pursue a project. But if you ask me to confirm if such projects are on the way, then you are going to be disappointed. It is not my role to consider such things.”
The rumor mill speaks about a shortened version of the Panamera’s platform when it comes to the alleged Coupe and Convertible. Furthermore, they might ditch the Panamera moniker and adopt a new one, which would highlight their new grand tourer status.
Some of the engines should, however, carryover from the outgoing Panamera and it’s likely that Porsche will offer a plug-in hybrid.
There have been talks about possible two-door variants of the Panamera in the past, but until official confirmation arrives, we wouldn’t hold our breath for it. Nonetheless, we reached out to Porsche looking for a less evasive answer, so watch this space for possible updates.