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Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is a five seat mid-size luxury crossover manufactured by the German manufacturer Porsche since 2002, with North American sales beginning in 2003. Its platform was developed by Porsche and is shared with the Volkswagen Touareg. It is the first V8-engined vehicle built by Porsche since 1995, when the Porsche 928 was discontinued.

Since 2008, all engines have featured direct injection technology. The Cayenne’s chassis type numbers are as follows: Type 955 (2002–2006), Type 957 (2007–2010), and Type 958 (2011+).

First generation [ edit ]

Cayenne S [ edit ]

The S is powered by an 8-cylinder engine with a dry-sump lubrication system and variable valve timing. The Cayenne S engine produces 340#160;PS (250#160;kW) and 310#160;lb·ft (420#160;N·m) of torque. Acceleration from 0–60#160;mph is 7.1 seconds and the top speed is 150#160;mph. [ 2 ]

Cayenne GTS [ edit ]

The GTS is powered with a 405#160;PS (298#160;kW) 4.8 L V8 and features a sport suspension and 21-inch (530#160;mm) wheels. It is lighter than the Cayenne S and has an aerodynamic body kit. The Porsche Cayenne GTS has a 0 to 100#160;km/h (62#160;mph) time of 5.7 seconds. A six-speed manual transmission is also offered. [ 3 ]

Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S [ edit ]

The 1st generation Cayenne Turbo had 450#160;PS (331#160;kW), and accelerated from 0 to 100#160;km/h (62#160;mph) in 5.3 seconds. [ 2 ] A Turbo S version was built in 2006 to compete with the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG. The Cayenne Turbo S included a low-range case, a locking differential, and the height-adjustable, off-road suspension also standard on the regular Turbo model.

It was powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.5 L V8 that produced 521#160;PS (383#160;kW) and 720#160;N·m (530#160;lb·ft) of torque. Acceleration from 0–60#160;mph (96#160;km/h) was 5.0 seconds and the top speed was 171 miles per hour. It featured a 6-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission.

A new Turbo was revealed at the 2008 Beijing auto show. It received 50#160;PS (37#160;kW) more power, and now accelerated from 0–60#160;mph (96#160;km/h) in 4.9 seconds. [ 4 ] Also revealed with the new Turbo was a new 550 horsepower (410#160;kW) Turbo S. Acceleration from 0–60#160;mph is 4.7 seconds and has optional ceramic composite brakes.

Cayenne Diesel [ edit ]

Porsche has sold a diesel version of the Cayenne powered by Volkswagen’s 3.0 L V6 TDI engine since February 2009. [ 5 ] The engine is rated at 240#160;PS (177#160;kW; 237#160;hp) and 550#160;N·m (410#160;lb·ft) of torque.

The car was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Motor Show. [ 6 ]

Porsche Cayenne

The U.S.-spec car was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show .

Cayenne S Transsyberia [ edit ]

Originally a racing vehicle for Transsyberia rally. only 26 were built. [ 7 ]

The street version was later built to commemorate Porsche’s victory in Transsyberia rally. It is a variant with the 405#160;hp (302#160;kW) direct-inject 4.8L V8 from the Cayenne GTS. Sales began in January 2009. [ 8 ]

Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 (2010) [ edit ]

It is a limited edition (1000 unit, 100 in USA [ 9 ] ) model based on Cayenne GTS designed by Porsche Design Studio. It includes Lava Grey Metallic body, 21-inch SportPlus wheels, black leather upholstery with red contrasting seams, Porsche Design Chronograph (Type P’6612).

The sales began in May 2009 with MSRP of €79,100 before tax. [ 10 ]

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