The Porsche Cayenne SUV is only in its second generation after 2010. Being only two years into its production life, Porsche insisted on giving it a little bit of a refresh. Though the update is more than just a couple visual and aesthetic tweaks.
For the first time ever in the US market, Porsche will be offering a diesel-powered Cayenne, which will be unveiled tomorrow at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
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On a slightly less humorous note, the Cayenne will be powered by a similar version of Volkswagen’s V6 TDI, which first made its debut in the Cayenne in Europe in 2010. That oil burner is good for 240-hp, and a sweet and hefty 406 lb-ft of twist. Channeling that is an 8-speed automatic, allowing the Cayenne diesel reach 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds for a top speed of 135 mph.
The Cayenne Diesel enters the lineup one step above the base Cayenne V6 and is slotted below the Cayenne S, which is powered by the 4.8L V8. Along with those models are the Cayenne S Hybrid and lastly, the balls-out Cayenne Turbo which has a twin-turbocharged 4.8L V8 good for an ‘eff-you gas prices’ 500-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel starts at an MSRP of $55,750, versus the base $48,850 and the Cayenne S’s $65,850, and will be available at your local Porsche dealer in September later this year. The Cayenne S Hybrid retails for $69,850, while the Turbo requires one to exchange $108,750, respectively.
– By: Chris Chin