One of Porsche's most successful models is the four-door Panamera.
There's no disputing that but now the company's research department is saying that there is demand for a long-wheelbase Panny. That would make sense since its pricing would place it in the large executive sedan category, which are commonly used as limos and chauffeuring high-end clients.
With that said, there is a possibility we will see the Panamera grow by five inches so back seat riders can cross their legs. As a 6'8 rear passenger in the standard Panamera, I was able to fit behind a six-foot plus journalist driving the vehicle.
Taking all of this into consideration, my only concern is if and how much it will affect the Panamera's strongest attributes: handling and weight.
Porsche is developing a long-wheelbase version of the Panamera in a bid to satisfy demand for greater rear-seat legroom from customers in North American and China.
Details remain sketchy, but insiders at the company's research and development center in Germany have indicated to AutoWeek that the 115-inch wheelbase of today's Panamera will be extended by almost five inches, taking it up to nearly 120 inches...
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