The next generation Porsche Cayenne has gone on sale priced for £49,902, for the entry level diesel model. The first cars are due to be delivered to Porsche Centres on the 11th October 2014.
Based on the 2010 model this isn’t an all-new model it is a mid-life revision with re-styling tweaks, spec improvements and a new engine line-up including the S E-Hybrid plug-in.
Porsche have given the Cayenne a sharper new look focusing mainly on the front with a new grille, bonnet and larger front wheel arches. The rear sees new lights to create a three-dimensional effect, and the brake lights - like the LED daytime running lights up front - feature four distinctive elements.
There are five models in the Cayenne line-up, the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo.
The Cayenne S E-Hybrid features a 95 hp (70 kW) electric motor combined with a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine outputting 333 hp, giving a combined power output of 416 hp. It will deliver 590 Nm of torque between 1,250 and 4,000 rpm.� This equates to a 0-62 mph time of 5.9 seconds with a top speed 151 mph. The official combined fuel consumption is 83 mpg with Co2 emissions of 79 g/km.
It is capable of a driving range of 11 to 22 miles on pure electric power, depending on the conditions and driving style with a top speed of 77 mph. The battery is either charged from plugging it into the grid or whilst driving.
The petrol Cayenne S is powered by Porsche’s own new 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which develops 420hp @ 6,000 rpm with 550 Nm of torque between 1,350 - 4,500 rpm. The official NEDC fuel consumption is recorded at 28.8 - 29.7 mpg with 223-229 g/km CO2 emissions, depending on the spec. It features an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the 0-62 mph time is 5.5 seconds or 5.4 with the Sport Chrono package - the top speed is 161 mph.
The Cayenne Turbo features a 4.8-litre V8 bi-turbo engine that outputs 520hp @ 6,000 rpm with 750 Nm of torque on tap from 2,250 - 4,000 rpm. This equates to 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds or 4.4 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package, the top speed is 173 mph. The emissions are between 261-267 g/km and the combined fuel consumption is 24.5 - 25.2 mpg.
There is choice two diesel units, a 3.0-litre 262 hp - 41.5 - 42.8 mpg and emissions of 173-179 g/km or the 4.2-litre V8 engine which is in the Cayenne S Diesel that produces 385 hp / 850Nm. From 0-62 mph it takes 5.4 seconds (5.3 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). Its top speed is 156 mph, and its NEDC fuel consumption is 35.3 mpg (209 g/km CO2).
Core equipment across the range includes Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive, Bi-xenon headlights with four point LED daytime running lights, multi-function sports steering wheel with paddle-shifts, ParkAssist front and rear, cruise control, automatic climate control, powered tailgate, Sport button, Start/Stop technology with coasting function.
The Cayenne Turbo gains LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System, 19” alloy wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with self-levelling air suspension, Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation and BOSE Surround Sound audio.
|Cayenne S Diesel||£61,474|
|Cayenne S E-Hybrid||£61,474|
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