Panamera, a four-door sports coupe designed by Michael Mauer, could join the Boxster/Cayman, Cayenne and 911 lines beginning in 2009. It would compete against the Maserati Quattroporte and the Mercedes CLS. Prices would start at 80,000 euros (about $96,600 at current exchange rates.)
Porsche has reportedly rejected an alternative design for a crossover similar to the Mercedes R class. If approved, the fourth car would be built in Germany, Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking has said. Porsche would expand its Leipzig plant to build it.