Porsche planning a new sedan to rival the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Article by Christian A., on May 10, 2012

Is Porsche out of its mind? It appears that it is, as the German carmaker known for its 911 sports car, wants more money and seeing the impressive sales of the Cayenne and Panamera, Porsche decided to make a new car. The new vehicle will be a smaller version of the four-door Panamera and it will introduce it by 2017.

Dubbed Pajun (Panamera Junior), the new car will take on the Mercedes-Benz CLS but also with the E-Class. According to AutoBild, the Porsche Pajun will have a starting price of 65,000 euros ($84,100), while the most expensive version will cost 100,000 euros ($129,000).

As usual Porsche denied the new car and spokesman Hans-Gerd Bode told Reuters that the manufacturer has many ideas for a sixth model, but no decisions were taken.

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller already told that a new model will help the company to achieve its goal of increasing annual sales to 200,000 vehicles. Porsche currently builds the 911, Boxster/ Cayman, Cayenne and Panamera. The Porsche Macan will enter production next year.

When choosing the right kind of vehicle, some of the most important things that we take into consideration are safety, comfort and environmental compatibility – and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class checks off these characteristics becoming the leading innovator in its segment.

The newest version of this saloon has gone through more than 20 technical developments, keeping Mercedes-Benz’ lead in the luxury class. Trailblazing innovations focused on driving safety – such as standard Attention Assist, Adaptive Main Beam Assist and automatic emergency braking even during acute danger of collision – are included in the E-Class’ package, a unique package only available through Mercedes-Benz.

Even though the E-Class is known for long-distance comfort, Mercedes-Benz has taken it up a notch. Improvements include the intelligent bodyshell technology (increasing rigidity by up to 30%), upgraded seats and a newly developed suspension with automatic adjusting shock absorbers perfect for any driving condition. Also, along with its electronic damping system is an optional air suspension.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class is not only exceptional in terms of safety and comfort but also in terms of environmental compatibility and economy. It is powered by either a four- or six-cylinder engine with direct-injection units that consume up to 23 percent less fuel than before. The new four-cylinder diesel engines are recorded to have a combined NEDC consumption of 5.3-liters per 100 kilometers or around 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Of course, the new E-Class made sure to meet the EU5 emission standard for all its engines and below the 2014 EU6 limits in terms of E 350 BlueTEC.

New E-Class comes with a BlueEFFICIENCY package which, aside from its engines, is responsible for its fuel-saving technology. To be able to optimize assemblies and components and at the same time, save fuel, Mercedes-Benz engineers have to work together in their efforts to reduce weight, design a new form, and improve functioning or efficient energy management.

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