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Is this the mini Porsche Panamera?

By FaezClutchless on 16 Oct 2011

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The Volkswagen Group aims to be the biggest car manufacturer by 2018. In an effort to reach that goal, Volkswagen will release a range of all-new models from within the group in the near future. One of those new models is a medium sized sports sedan dubbed the “baby version” of the Porsche Panamera.

Rumours suggest that the car will use Volkswagen new MSB platform. The MSB platform, named Modular Standard Platform (or MSB, when using German initials), is a front-engine configuration that will hold both longitudinal and transverse engine installations. This new platform will be used on various upcoming models from Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley, catering for rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive drivelines.

Not many details are known about this car which Porsche might name it as the Porsche Pajun. There are talks of versions ranging from 3.0-litre to 3.6-litre V6 units, as well as a high-performance turbocharged unit, and engine outputs will range from 402bhp to 563bhp. A V8 version could bring around 600bhp to the showroom. Fuel efficient diesel versions are also on the cards, possibly adopting the Audi 3.0-litre TDI V6. The Porsche Pajun is Porsche intends to release the car by 2015.

This is the first time Porsche has jumped into the mid-sized sports sedan market segment and will take on rival cars like BMW’s M3 and M5 and the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG and E63 AMG.

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