This is really not surprise as Volkswagen shares development across its brands. What is interesting though is that the future Porsche MSB (Modular Standard Platform or Modularer Standardantrieb-Baukasten in German) platform will underpin all future Bentley models. This platform will incorporate aluminum meaning the very heavy curb weight of the current Bentley models is expected to drop. This platform is modular so we will see it first with a new Mulsanne model and then other models.

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This platform is essentially derived from the future Panamera and developed by Porsche to be lightweight. It definitely makes sense for the VW Group to get its moneys worth from Panamera development. A Lamborghini sedan based on this platform is even rumored. Hopefully Bentleys do not just become re-skinned Porsche models.