Porsche has increased its stake in German engineering firm Bertrandt to 29 percent, up from a previous 25 percent stake first acquired back in 2001. The move strengthens Porsche’s engineering capacity, at a time when the automaker is about to embark on the development of several new products due before the end of the decade.
These new products include next-generation versions of Porsche’s entire lineup and potentially some newcomers such as the rumored 718
sports cars. Autocar
reports that Bertrandt has been commissioned to help develop the next-generation Panamera
, which is expected to be launched in the 2017 model year and ride on the new MSB platform.
Bertrandt, which is based near Porsche’s main R&D center in Weissach, has previously helped the automaker in multiple areas, from the development of single components to complex modules._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.