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Dürheimer is to become Bentley / Bugatti boss

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E in Porsche spokesman said that one does not want to comment on personnel speculation. A Volkswagen spokesman did not want to comment on the report on Sunday (October 3rd).

Hatz should follow Dürheimer

If Dürheimer changes, the entire board of directors of the sports car manufacturer would have been replaced since the takeover of the Volkswagen group by Porsche failed last year and Porsche was swallowed up by the Wolfsburgers in return. Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Härter left the company immediately. Then the sales director was changed, later Wiedeking's successor Michael Macht was promoted to head of production at the VW group. Dürheimer's successor is to be engine developer Wolfgang Hatz, as 'Spiegel' continues.

Porsche wants to offer fifth series

According to 'Wirtschaftswoche', the new Porsche boss Matthias Müller is confident to be able to give the green light for the fifth series soon. In addition to the Boxster, the 911, the Cayenne and the Panamera, the sports car manufacturer plans to offer a further series under the model name Cajun from 2013. Citing internal papers, the newspaper reports that the five-door car will use the platform and the engines of the Audi Q5 and will also be produced at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt. Alternatively, Audi could deliver the painted bodyshells from Ingolstadt to one of the Porsche plants.

The decision whether the additional series will come should be made this year, said a company spokesman. CEO Müller announced this at the Paris Motor Show. Porsche had set an annual production of 150,000 vehicles as its medium-term goal. The construction of a small Porsche off-road vehicle should also contribute to the targeted growth. The decision on the construction of the 'Baby Cayenne' has not yet been officially announced, but the construction of the model is considered certain.

The Stuttgart-based company's revenues in the 2009/10 fiscal year ended at the end of July preliminary figures rose by almost 18 percent to 7.8 billion euros. Sales of sports and off-road vehicles climbed by nine percent to 81,850 vehicles.

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