The next-generation Porsche Panamera is just one of a number of models in line to receive a new family of engines designed for the firm's advanced MSB platform. The platform is likely to be shared with Bentley from 2017.
“Porsche will have its own new V8 that will be common to the new MSB platform,” Porsche chief engineer Wolfgang Hatz revealed at the Geneva show. “It’s a family for the next 10 years of cars.”
Porsche developed its own V8 and V6 for the current Panamera and Cayenne, although at that time the company wasn’t a fully fledged part of the Volkswagen Group.
The new engines will be used in models built on the new MSB platform, of which Porsche is leading development. MSB will underpin sporty and luxurious front-engined models with both rear and four-wheel-drive, largely from Porsche and possibly Bentley.