The new Porsche Cayenne S Diesel offers a compelling combination of dynamic performance and efficiency. Featuring a 4.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine developing 381 hp and 850 Newton metres of torque, the S Diesel provides the most pulling power of any Cayenne currently on sale.
The new addition to the range can sprint from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 157mph. This is balanced by fuel consumption of 34.0mpg on the NEDC and emissions of 218 g/km CO2. Aiding efficiency and comfort is the auto start/stop function; the Cayenne S Diesel is the world’s only V8 diesel SUV to offer this feature.
The Cayenne S Diesel has been developed to deliver a characteristic Porsche driving experience, with dynamic performance and sound reminiscent of a sports car. In particular, the smooth-running properties and resonant vocal quality of the eight-cylinder engine attain a level comparable to that expected from a Porsche V8.
The very special character of the Cayenne S Diesel is further underlined by the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive. This system delivers the dynamic qualities of a rear-wheel drive car, together with its inherent benefits in terms of handling and precision. Torque is directed to the front wheels precisely according to the driving situation to improve stability and traction. The optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) further hones this dynamic performance.
The new Cayenne S Diesel takes on the role of a long-distance champion with aplomb. Based on its fuel consumption with a 100-litre fuel tank, the car can be potentially driven for over 745 miles without having to stop to refuel.
Externally, the new model displays the typical visual features of the eight-cylinder petrol Cayenne S. The brake system, for example, has been optimised to handle the car’s power output, and it is identified by its silver brake callipers. The black front intake grilles emphasise the open air inlets. The ‘diesel’ badges on the front wings hint at the engine under the bonnet, and the model badge at the rear identifies it as a Cayenne S.
The Cayenne S Diesel will arrive in Porsche Centres in January 2013 and costs from £58,243 in the UK, and €101,150 including VAT (23%) and VRT (32%) in Ireland. Standard equipment includes Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, leather interior, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, audio system with seven-inch touch-screen, eight-way powered front seat adjustment, front and rear electric windows, 18” alloy wheels, a 100-litre fuel tank and a three-year warranty.
Fitted to every Cayenne S Diesel is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard. Customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.