According to a report by German magazine Auto Bold, Porsche are planning on a smaller version of its Panamera four-door coupe

According to a report by German magazine Auto Bold, Porsche are planning on a smaller version of its Panamera four-door coupe (pictured).

The report has failed to cite any sources in the report, but it says the project is currently known internally as the Cajun and is meant to provide the brand a rival to the Mercedes E-Class and CLS Coupe. The pricing strategy of the Panamera puts it out of reach of most potential Mercedes clients, but a smaller model would allow Porsche to have a cheaper offering.

The name (Cajun) may sounds familiar to WCF regulars. It was initially thought to be the label of the upcoming small SUV before the German sports car brand confirmed it will be called the Macan. It has left a trademarked name available for use on a brand new model and this report appears to have identified the mystery,

It will initially be offered as a sedan before it is joined by a Sporting Brake body style. Four engines are mentioned in the report, three of which are petrol offering outputs of 320PS (235kW/316hp), 420PS (309kW/414hp) and 520PS (382kW/513hp) while a six-cylinder diesel will produce as much as 313PS (230kW/309hp).

The Pajun is said to be scheduled for production in 2017 and would have a price of between €65,000 and €100,000. If the project gets the final green light, it will help the brand achieve its target of 200,000 annual sales by 2018.

 

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