Mercedes-Benz is planning to develop a model that will compete with Porsche Panamera. This is with reference to its own source said the publication Auto Motor und Sport.
Development of new products will take the experts of Mercedes atelier AMG, and will form the basis of its platform E-Class family of next generation. The source publications emphasized that a competitor “Panamera” will not look like a modified version of the E-Class, and will be completely independent model.
The construction of such a car is part of the strategy director of “Mercedes” of sales and marketing Ola Kalleniusa, which provides for the establishment of several direct competitors Porsche. The first such development was the supercar Mercedes-AMG GT, designed to compete for customers with a family of the Porsche 911.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz intends to issue a compact coupe that will compete with the Audi TT. Plan to build a new product based on the A-Class hatchback next generation and give some stylistic solutions used in the AMG GT. It is expected that this model will be available by 2019.