A diesel badge on each front wing, Cayenne S at the rear, and silver brake callipers distinguish the new derivative

A 'diesel' badge on each front wing, 'Cayenne S' at the rear, and silver brake callipers distinguish the new derivative

A more powerful version of the Volkswagen Group's 4,134cc biturbo V8 is to feature in a new version of the Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne S Diesel supplements the existing V6-engined Cayenne Diesel. It will be rolled out across mainly European markets from January. 

Porsche quotes the new derivative's power output as 382hp (281kW), with torque said to be 850Nm. A less powerful version of this engine has been available for some time in the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI.

Porsche claims the new model will sprint to 100 km/h (62mph) in 5.7 seconds, eventually reaching a top speed is 252 km/h. The NEDC fuel consumption figure is quoted as 8.3l/100 km, while the CO2 average is said to be 218g/km. The company also says this is the world's only SUV to offer the combination of a diesel V8 and a stop-start system.

Customers are able to equip the Cayenne S Diesel with an optional 100-litre fuel tank, which Porsche says can mean up to 1,200km between refills.

While Porsche Cars North America recently added a federalised version of the Cayenne Diesel to its 2013 model year range, the Cayenne S Diesel is not expected to be sold in the US market, at least not for now.

The second generation Cayenne had its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March 2010. Since then, multiple model variants have been added, so that there are now V6, V8 and V8 turbo engines, plus V6 and V8 turbodiesels, as well as a supercharged V6 for the Cayenne S Hybrid.

Author: Glenn Brooks

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Cayenne S Diesel: a measure of efficiency

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart is launching its most powerful diesel model on the market as the Cayenne S Diesel. The 4.2-litre eight-cylinder engine with biturbo charging produces 382 hp (281 kW) and offers a maximum torque of 850 Newton metres. This drives the new Cayenne S Diesel to top values in both dynamic performance and efficiency: The new top diesel completes the sprint from zero to 100 km in 5.7 seconds, and its top speed is 252 km/h. In the process, it utilises energy in an exemplary way: Its NEDC fuel consumption is just 8.3 litres per 100 km (CO2: 218 g/km). One factor contributing to this excellent value is the auto start/stop function; the new model is the world’s only SUV with a diesel V8 to offer this functionality.

The Cayenne S Diesel offers a driving experience that is typical of a Porsche and yet is altogether new. It is emotional like a sports car in its dynamic performance and sound. The smooth running properties and resonant sound of the eight-cylinder engine attain a level comparable to that of previous Porsche V8 engines. The Cayenne S Diesel gets its very special character from PTM active all-wheel drive. This system produces the driving qualities of a rear-wheel drive vehicle – together with all of its benefits in handling and precision. In a sporty, dynamic style of driving, front-wheel drive actions precisely adapted to the driving situation intervene to improve stability and traction. The optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) makes this excellent dynamic performance even sportier.

The Cayenne S Diesel with its superior engine power is also the ideal vehicle when towing and manoeuvring boat or horse trailers. The Cayenne S Diesel still has sufficient power reserves even when working at its maximum towing capacity of 3.5 metric tonnes. The new vehicle also takes on the role of a long-distance champion: based on its NEDC fuel consumption the Cayenne S Diesel – equipped with an optional 100-litre fuel tank – can be driven a distance of about 1,200 km without having to stop to refuel.

On its exterior, the new top diesel model is an uncompromising Cayenne S as well, and it displays the typical visual features of the eight-cylinder versions. The brake system, for example, has been sized to handle the car’s power output, and it is identified by its silver brake callipers. The black fins at the front end emphasise the open air inlets. As on the Cayenne Diesel, the “diesel” badges at the front ends of the wings call attention to the operating mode of the V8 engine. The model badge at the rear identifies it as a Cayenne S.

The Cayenne S Diesel will launch on the market in January 2013 and will cost 77,684 euros in Germany – including 19 per cent VAT and country-specific features.

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