Buick Considers Porsche Panamera Rivaling Flagship

Since he took over the design reigns over at General Motors, Mark Reuss showed he's adamant on gradually changing the styling of GM vehicles for the better. But his greatest ambition is to oversee the development of a four-door coupe following the same design recipe as the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
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According to long-time GM Inside News Forum contributor "MonaroSS", the future flagship sedan will be marketed both as a Buick or Holden depending on the market. It's perfectly rational to be a little skeptical about this sort of info, but the forum contributor says he also acquired a couple of vehicle sketches from the "computers at Holden Design".

The two sketches you can check out in the gallery below aren't really solid proof for the upcoming saloon because Photoshop is a pretty popular photo editing program these days, you know.

Nevertheless, the aforementioned contributor also mentions that "we do know something about engines that could be on offer." Specifically, he's referring to a new kind of twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant, with a 2.0-liter turbo EcoTec engine as the entry-level option.

If the drivetrain turns out to feature a transverse engine layout, the future model could even get a small block V8. Speaking of how the power could be put down to the ground, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is the way to go with this kind of vehicle.

All in all, both Buick and Holden could use a good looking four-door coupe model with sporty credentials. Naturally, we presume it will cost much less money than its German rivals. C'mon Mark, let's see this happening!
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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