The latest and greatest Porsche Cayenne was just released last year in 2011. So to add another model to the Cayenne’s lineup, Porsche has just officially unveiled the latest Cayenne S Diesel for its home market.
Of course, powering this beastly brute is a 4.2L twin-turbocharged diesel V8 producing 382hp and a metal twisting 627 lb-ft of torque. Channeled to all four wheels through what will most likely be an eight-speed automatic (Porsche did not disclose), 0-60 should tick over in just 5.7 seconds with the top speed setting in at 156 mph. That makes the 2013 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel the most powerful diesel SUV model on the market.
The benefit to all that torque, a European-combined fuel economy rating of 28.34 mpg. What a balance of performance and economy! Porsche was also able to incorporate their auto stop/start function, making it the world’s only SUV with a diesel V8 to do so on the market.
The Porsche Cayenne S Diesel is expected to hit the market in January of next year and is expected to command €77,684 in Germany, or $100,157 US with today’s conversion rates. There was no word about a US-bound version, but it wouldn’t seem unlikely.
– By: Chris Chin