Porsche has increased its shareholding in German engineering and design consultant Bertrandt, the company commissioned to oversee development of various elements of the the second-generation Panamera.
The increase takes Porsche’s stake in Bertrandt to almost 29 per cent, in a move aimed at bolstering its own engineering and design operations, which are described as being at near capacity as the German car maker progresses development of future models and drivelines.
Based in Ehningen, Bertrandt is headquartered close to Porsche’s own Weissach-based R&D centre on the outskirts of Stuttgart.
The next Panamera, which is due to launch in 2017, will sit on a high-tech MSB platform and will come with new V6 and V8 engines.
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