Porsche Cayenne (2017–)
- August 2017: Porsche unveils Cayenne
- March 2018
- April 2018
- August 2019: Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid announced
Porsche unveils Cayenne
This latest edition of the successful all-wheel drive four door sports car from the Stuttgart marque is a completely new development, and combines typical Porsche performance with everyday versatility.
4,918mm long x 1,983mm wide (mirrors folded) x 1,696mm high on 2,895mm wheelbase.
At launch, there are two newly-developed six-cylinder petrol engines to choose from. The Cayenne is powered by a 340PS, three-litre V6 engine with a single turbocharger delivering 40PS more than the prior model. The 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo engine in the Cayenne S develops 440PS – an increase of 20PS. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne S accelerates from zero to 62 mph in less than five seconds.
The on-road capabilities are further broadened by the active all-wheel drive fitted as standard. On top, three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system can be specified to raise dynamic responses, as well as comfort, further still. This Cayenne weighs up to 65 kg less than its predecessor despite the higher level of standard equipment; and also remains perfectly suited to off-road use.
The luggage compartment volume is now 770 litres – an increase of 100 litres. The wheels are one inch larger in diameter, with wider wheels and tyres on the rear axle for the first time, emphasising the enhanced driving dynamics. The distinctive, three-dimensional Porsche logo spans the redesigned rear lights, which feature a three-dimensional design and narrow LED strips.
The expanded performance range of the Cayenne, broadening both sportiness and comfort, is due in no small part to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox. Shorter response times and sportier ratios in the lower gears enhance both on-road performance and off-road capability. At the other end of the expanded spread between comfort and sportiness, the taller eighth gear ensures lower revs, optimised fuel consumption and relaxed cruising.
The optional adaptive air suspension with new three-chamber technology significantly increases the spread between a sporting and assured connection with the road and the driving comfort expected of a touring car. As before, the system enables adjustments to the ground clearance on rough terrain. With the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabilisation, drivers benefit by changing from a hydraulic to a new electrically operated system.
The Porsche Advanced Cockpit is fully integrated into the sporting, luxurious ambience. At the heart of the new display and control concept is the 12 inch full-HD touchscreen of the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM), launched last year with the new Panamera.
The Cayenne is priced from £55,965 inc VAT RRP, and for the Cayenne S from £68,330 inc VAT RRP. First deliveries to Porsche Centres will be from April 2018.
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid introduced at prices from £67,128. 462HP combined (340hp V6 + 136hp electric motor) 450Nm (700Nm combined), 0-60 5 seconds, top speed 157mph, 83.1mpg - 88.4mpg, 78g/km - 72g/km CO2, 20.9 - 20.6 kWh/100km.
After a raid on Porsche HQ offices, production of all diesel engined Porsche vehicles was suspended.
Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid announced
Porsche's flagship Cayenne now combines a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with an electric motor to produce a combined 680PS.
Paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, the Turbo S E-Hybrid produces 900Nm of torque and covers 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 183mph.
Porsche says the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid can drive under electric power for 19 miles, while WLTP fuel economy is between 52.3 and 58.9mpg. CO2 emissions are 85-90g/km.
In addition to the top model, the Cayenne E-Hybrid has been updated with a new petrol particulate filter and is now available to order.
Prices start from £68,358 for the Cayenne E-Hybrid while the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is priced from £123,349.