• Feb 14, 2011
2010 Porsche Panamera – Click above for high-res image gallery

Is Porsche getting ready for Extenzify its Panamera sedan? According to Autoweek, the German automaker is currently developing a long-wheelbase Panamera for the North American and Chinese market to satiate demand for increased rear legroom.

The report states that Porsche is planning to increase the currrent 115-inch wheelbase by five inches, bringing the long-wheelbase Panamera out to – carry the one... – 120 inches. This means larger rear doors and a larger rear entryway will be fitted, making ingress and egress an easier task.

There has always been talk of further Panamera variations, which include a possible shooting-brake and four-passenger convertible. Anything other than the standard and long-wheelbase sedans have been put on hold until the Panamera enters a second generation around 2015.



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[Source: Autoweek]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Just went by the Porsche dealership Saturday and they had one sitting outside and it was gorgeous until you get to that back.
      If they just fixed that this would be an awesome car and near perfect.
      Perhaps the longer wheelbase might help fix that back somehow.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ja, ja, ja! Das ist meine Porsche Panamera Dachshund Edition. You like, ja?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I own one, it's great. Most commenting will never have one, haven't driven one and haven't seen one in person.

      And it's follow the leader in the negative posting arena.

      And---it's the best selling Porsche ever.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think it is a beautiful car myself. I see it from time to time in my area.

        I think Porsche should make think this with an aluminum frame like Audi did with the A8.
        2010 A8 - 16/23
        2011 A8 - 17/27
        Quite an improvement in mileage (highway MPG more so).
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is already a limo of sports car as it is. Any longer people will think a Porsche inter-city train ran pass them
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's not Extenzify; it's clearly Extendification.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't that sausage long and disproportioned enough without making it longer?

      The Porche Panalimo. Ride in one today!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh good! Make it uglier!
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is getting out of control.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's all about China.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What would actually look good is if they created a 928 successor that had two doors, a little less rear headroom and of course less hump at the back.

      Regardless of looks and weight, you can't find fault with the performance of these things given what it's dealing with. For some, that's more important than looks.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually, the greater length could provide the opportunity to allow a more gradually sloped roofline, thus reducing the 'humpbacked' look which seems to be what most people take issue with.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's what I was thinking, more length could really help with that wonky rear end. Proportions are really the biggest crime with the Panamera, and the chance to make it longer is a chance to play around with them a little more and maybe make it better.

        Then, if that fails, it'll probably never leave China anyway.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Had to smile when I read this
      quote from Left Lane

      Porsche said to be readying LWB Panamera for 20124
      The Porsche Panamera is already considered a 911 with a bigger backseat, but those rear quarters are about to gain even more room.
      • 3 Years Ago
      yeah, because what the Panamera needs is more weight and more length which will probably make it look even more "humpy." I went the other direction, I made it shorter and lighter so it could use smaller engines. That way they could give more percentage of the body length to the passengers:
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_szY6czURhx0/TDYPT2AKyDI/AAAAAAAABSE/rMHb5-ebkxA/s1600/Panamera2.jpg
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