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Porsche Pajun to Battle Tesla Model S

Sub-Panamera to offer an all-electric variant.

As Tesla continues to wow the automotive world with new technology that offers hyper performance in premium sedan disguise, other automakers are scramming to keep up in the all-electric, uber-performing arena. And while its Panamera sedan has long been noted for offering a great combination of driving abilities in a luxury environment, Porsche is reportedly looking to expand into the all-electric segment when it introduces a smaller sedan, currently known as the Pajun and due for production later this decade.

According to Autocar, Porsche is working on a BMW 5 Series-sized sedan that will offer an all-electric variant with more than 250 miles in range, aided by the jointly developed lithium-ion battery that Porsche is working on with Audi. This car should ride on a shortened wheelbase version of the next Panamera's MSB platform, and the company will aim to keep its weight below the Model S's 2190 kg while offering an output that comes out ahead of its 420 horsepower. Porsche isn't the only VW Group automaker keeping Tesla in its sights: Audi is already planning to fight the Model X crossover with an electric Q8 SUV.

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