The Porsche Cayenne
That typical Porsche look for an entirely new segment

In introducing its revolutionary new Sports Utility, Porsche is approaching a new segment of the market by maintaining the company’s expected standards and looks: the Cayenne boasts distinctive design features that clearly betray its origins. The V-shaped front and rear as well as the V-shaped bonnet, elevated wings, muscular wheel arches, distinctive headlights and the striking exhaust tailpipes all signify “Porsche“ at a glance. From outside, the Cayenne differs from the Cayenne S through its tailgate model designation, black brake callipers and ten-spoke, 17ins light-alloy wheels.

Six-cylinder power plus the Cayenne technology package

Launched with V8 power units as the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo, Porsche is now introducing a V6 to the range. The newest Sports Utility in the range, the Cayenne, offers the supreme standard of driving dynamics, safety and off-road ability which has already given the third Porsche model a highly respected name the world over. Like its sister models, the new Porsche Cayenne ranks right at the top in the SUV segment in terms of engine output and performance. Maximum output of the six-cylinder power unit is 184kW (250bhp) at 6000rpm while maximum torque of 310Nm (228lb ft) is available between 2500 and 5500rpm. This power and muscle allows the Porsche Cayenne to accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 9.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 214 km/h (133mph).

New: Six-speed gearbox with Porsche Drive-Off Assistant

In standard trim, the power of the six-cylinder engine is transmitted to the wheels by a newly developed six-speed manual gearbox combined with an innovative assistance system – the Porsche Drive-Off Assistant (PDOA). The system makes things much easier for the driver when setting out on an uphill gradient, holding the vehicle in position by automatically applying in the brakes. Once the driver engages the clutch, the system releases the brake pressure and the Cayenne sets off smoothly and safely. Porsche’s six-speed Tiptronic S transmission is available as an alternative to the manual gearbox.

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Published : 02/06/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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