CAR magazine of the United Kingdom reports about some new details that emerged regarding Porsche’s baby Panamera, the “Pajun.” And while Porsche recently unveiled their compact crossover project with Volkswagen, which takes the Macan name, Porsche’s Pajun is purely a Porsche model from start to finish.
Aimed specifically at the Audi A6, the BMW 5-Series, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Pajun will be powered by a series of V6s. It wasn’t clear whether the Pajun’s V6s will be Audi-sourced or made in-house by the Zuffenhausen masters themselves. Either way, one of the V6s will be an Audi-sourced 3.0L turbodiesel V6 TDI, which is expected to produce 260hp or 320hp for the diesel S model.
Two gasoline 3.0L V6s will also be available but are not disclosed to be Audi or in-house. The base version is expected to produce 320hp and 325 lb-ft of torque while the twin-turbo version will be capable of 420hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. A more powerful V6 good for 520hp and 502 lb-ft of torque is also expected to be in the mix for the gas Turbo S model.
The Pajun is anticipated to get a whole variety of high performance engineering using Porsche’s new MSB modular sports car platform, which is what will underpin the next-generation Panamera. It can be configured for any front-, mid-, or rear-engined placement while being able to accommodate for either rear or all-wheel drive. The Pajun itself will be able to get ceramic brakes, Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch box, all-wheel drive, torque vectoring, and much more.
Porsche expects to shift about 200,000 Pajuns while pricing is for the European union is to range from €65,000 to more than €100,000.
– By: Chris Chin