German car magazine Auto Bild reports Porsche is planning build a sedan that will slot below the Panamera and compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Citing no sources (so a grain of salt is recommended), the magazine claims the four-door, codenamed Pajun, will cost no less than $84,000 and be ready for production no later than 2017.

In September 2011, Car claimed the Pajun could spawn coupe, convertible and even a shooting brake variant. Back then, rumors swirled about powertrain options that included a 550-horsepower V6, 600-hp V8, plug-in hybrid and an Audi-sourced diesel.

Hopefully, Porsche is also working expeditiously to find a better name than Pajun, which in Korea is a seafood pancake, in Finnish it means willow, and, according to Google's translation, in Welsh it means – wait for it – Cajun. That's the name Porsche was using to refer to its smaller-than-Cayenne SUV before changing it to Macan in February. Clever coincidence.


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      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      pajun is only the codename for PAnamera JUNior like cajun was for CAyenne JUNior
      lemnlaw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want to drive the 6cyl 550hp manual transmission sedan. NOW!
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      A poon what? You can say that on Autoblog?
      Saracen
      • 2 Years Ago
      $84k is higher than the Panamera's starting price. While I do not question the validity of Porsches desire to build a smaller sedan, I doubt that price target. Perhaps you meant "no more than $84k"?
        bhtooefr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Saracen
        Panamera's starting price is just shy of $100k in Germany, and this is from a German source.
      - v o c t u s -
      • 2 Years Ago
      a Porshce E Class??! Really... STOP diluting the brand!
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @- v o c t u s -
        those 'sellers' will be needed to bring you the awesome future sportscars you really want.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Porsche... just STOP!
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        tump
        • 2 Years Ago
        Putting an entirely different body and highly modified drivetrain doesn't count as badge engineering. GMC/Chevy is badge engineering.
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      The company of my child-hood dreams is slowly being managed to be just another run off the mill mass consumer brand. So sad. I guess at least it's not aother SUV?!
      Differentberries
      • 2 Years Ago
      And true to Porsche nature, it will be more or less the best car in its class.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome! A smalle Panamera! Hopefully they'll keep the ugly!
      Jonathan Arena
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok enough is enough. No more, Porsche. No more.
      Jameskey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh man this better come with that funky 7 speed manual!
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