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Porsche Panamera junior ‘Pajun’ to feature V6 engines – report

August 8, 2012

Some more details are coming through about the upcoming Porsche sports sedan. Nicknamed the Porsche Pajun, it will be a junior version of the company’s upper large Panamera sedan.

According to a recent CAR report from the UK, the Pajun will be powered by a range of V6 engines. These are said to include a TDI turbo-diesel producing around 194kW, to a couple of 3.0-litre petrol V6 engines producing around 239kW and 313kW. A higher performance ‘Turbo’ version is also expected, producing around 388kW.

The report says that the sedan, which is likely to come in five-door hatch and shooting brake layouts, will be built on Volkswagen Group’s new Modular Standard Platform (MSB) – ‘Modularer Standardantrieb-Baukasten’ – for its premium vehicles.

The new platform is being developed for a number of other upcoming vehicles under the VW umbrella, including the next-gen Panamera and the new Bentley Continental. The platform may also underpin a possible Lamborghini sedan in the coming years.

Whether the Pajun will be rear- or all-wheel drive is still unclear. It may come in both forms depending on the variant.

The new model is expected to arrive during the end of 2016/early 2017. It’s set to compete in the market with the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the Audi A6.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.