Is Porsche Planning Panamera Coupe And Convertible?

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.

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“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.

 

  • Adilos Nave

    So, a new 968 or 928?

    • ira j.

      assuming it will based on the panamera platform, and as such, available with 4 wheel drive, why not split the difference and call it (aptly) a 948?

  • Kash

    I mean it would make for a great S-class and 8 Series competitor as a more sporty variant compared to the Bentley Continental. It would be interesting to see but I’m not sure if the car would come out looking that great tbh, if it’s using a lot of the Panamera’s styling for the front and rear. Not that the Panamera looks bad, it looks great this time around, but I don’t think the design was done with a 2-door version in mind so I’m not sure how well it’ll translate.

  • NoMan2015

    Except that MB isn’t planning a next generation of the S Class coupe, sooo…

    • Elmediterraneo

      That is a stupid move from Mercedes because an SL 2+2 roadster can’t be enough to compete against a 4 seater coupe and cabriolet line-up like. So if they won’t renew the S coupe/cabriolet they’ll replace it by something new. And now that we know that Mercedes will turn the SL into an AMG product I can confidently say they’re plan to turn the S coupe/cabriolet into the first 100% modern Maybach too make it more look like the Vision 6 concepts without any classic 450 or AMG version. The role of an AMG grand tourer is given to the SL and making it roadster only is to let the GT being the only coupe, and so the sportscar, based on that common AMG designed GT/SL platform. But the 2 door S-class has always been part the Mercedes line-up over the past 60 years and I don’t think it will disappear, that’s why I’d rather believe that Mercedes is changing their strategy for this model becuase Maybach also needs their own flagship model like AMG did with the GT.

  • Elmediterraneo

    If Porsche builds it that will be a Panamera Coupe and Panamera Cabriolet but I think that Porsche shouldn’t try to compete against Bentley internally the Volkswagen group.

    • Dude

      VAG already has tons of cars that seemingly occupy the same segment but they know what they’re doing.

      • Elmediterraneo

        You’re right but the market size and sales numbers for a GT are way smaller than for an SUV so you have to be more careful. I’m not worried about the top of the line where the Continental has its own W12 635 hp (670 hp soon with the Speed version) and the Panamera keeps its V8 Hybrid 680 hp but on the lower models, the V6 Hybrid 462 hp and the V8 550 hp are exaclty the same engines for both models and they’ll have to find a way to differentiate themselves on the price.

  • “As a designer, there are no limits to what I can conceive”
    AS LONG AS IT LOOKS LIKE A 911.

  • javier

    yea 928 was the bomb, paamera is ridiculous looking

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