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Revised Porsche Cayenne available to order

Published 24 July 2014

Porsche has announced details of its revised Cayenne, which is available to order now ahead of its arrival in showrooms from October. Prices for the updated model start at £49,902 for the Diesel and rise to £93,763 for the range-topping Turbo.

Cosmetic changes are fairly minor, with a restyled bonnet and wheel arches the largest changes at the front, along with redesigned light clusters. At the rear there are new tail lights and a smoother tailgate design, along with a different tail pipe design.

The majority of the changes are under the bonnet - the engine range has been tweaked, with greater power outputs and better fuel economy across the board. The entry level engine is a V6 diesel with 262PS. It produces an impressive 580Nm of torque and has official fuel economy of up to 42.8mpg, with emissions of 173g/km. 0-62mph takes 7.3 seconds and top speed is 137mph.

Those who want more pace from a diesel engine can choose the Cayenne S Diesel, which is powered by a 4.2-litre V8 with 385PS. Peak torque is a huge 850Nm from 2000-2750rpm, which makes for swift acceleration. 0-62mph takes 5.4 seconds and top speed is 156mph. Emissions for the V8 diesel are 209g/km and official economy is 35.3mpg.

2014 Porsche Cayenne (4)

The petrol range kicks off with a 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo, a new engine for the Cayenne. This replaces the old V8 and offers an economy improvement – consumption is down 2mpg to 29.7mpg, which equates to emissions of 223g/km. Despite the economy improvement there’s 20PS more power, peaking at 420PS. Peak torque is 550Nm. The V6 bi-turbo can get from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and top speed is 161mph.

Perhaps the most impressive improvements are to the hybrid version, which is now a plug-in and can be charged from the mains. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a larger battery than the old Hybrid and consequently can travel up to 22 miles on electric power alone at speeds up to 77mph.

The hybrid use a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol and, paired with the electric motor, peak power is 416PS, with 560Nm of torque. 0-62mph takes 5.9 seconds and top speed is 151mph, yet official economy is 83mpg and emissions are 79g/km. Granted that’s unlikely to be replicable in real-world driving but it does mean free annual VED. Importantly the price of the S E-Hybrid is the same as the S Diesel, at £61,474.

The range-topping 4.8-litre V8 Turbo gets 520PS and peak torque of 750Nm from 2250rpm to 4000rpm. It’s the quickest performer in the range, with 0-62mph taken care of in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 173mph. It’s also the least frugal variant, with official economy of 22.5mpg and emissions of 261g/km.

Standard equipment includes all-wheel drive, bi-xenon headlights, a new multi-function steering wheel, ParkAssist, cruise control, climate control, power tailgate, Sport mode button and start/stop with coasting system. Top Turbo models gain Porsche Dynamic Lighting, 19-inch alloy wheels, sat-nav, BOSE audio and self-levelling air suspension.


UK pricing

Cayenne Diesel

£49,902

Cayenne S

£60,218

Cayenne S Diesel

£61,474

Cayenne S E-Hybrid

£61,474

Cayenne Turbo

£93,763

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