Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013 Review
If you're living in the US and you were disappointed by the fact that Porsche decided not to market the Porsche Cayenne diesel on the US shores, you might be pleased to learn that a Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013 model is set to hit the US market on September this year. Let's take a look at some of the SUV's specifications.
Obviously, the biggest change brought forth by the Diesel model compared to the gas variant is its engine. The Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013 will sport a 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel engine under its hood delivering 240 horsepower and an astonishing 406 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be coupled with an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission that will send the engine's power to all four wheels. The upcoming Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and it will deliver a top speed of 135 miles per hour.
In terms of fuel efficiency the Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013 has an estimate fuel consumption of 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, although the numbers are not official. Nevertheless, the Cayenne Diesel 2013 will be equipped with a start/stop system which will help the SUV to deliver better fuel economy. Furthermore, the Cayenne diesel will also back Porsche's Selective Catalytic Reduction in order to lower the NOx emissions.
On the exterior the Porsche Cayenne Diesel is not very different from its 2013 gas-engine siblings, in fact the only difference between the diesel and the gas fueled variant being that the diesel will sport subtle "diesel" badges on the front fenders.
The interior of the Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013 follows the same rules as the exterior and no major changes have been brought to it. The Diesel will come with a new analog clock fitted on the instrument cluster and a central locking button mounted on the front door handles.
In case you're wondering what other options you have besides the Porsche Cayenne Diesel, the Cayenne 2013 model comes in other engine variants including a 3.6 liter V6 and 300 horsepower engine, a 4.8 liter V8 developing 400 horsepower and bearing theCayenne S badge, the Turbo variant packing a 4.8 liter V8 twin-turbocharged 500 horsepower engine and the Cayenne S Hybrid developing 380 horsepower.
As far as pricing goes the Porsche Cayenne Diesel 2013 will be sold at the price of $56,725 including the $975 destination charge, and will have to face the Mercedes Benz GLK and the Jeep Grand Cherokee once it hits the US market in September.
Porsche’s First Diesel for the U.S. Market Joins the Cayenne Family
The Porsche Cayenne sport utility family gets a new member for 2013: the Cayenne Diesel.
The newest Cayenne model joins the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and Cayenne
Originally introduced to the diesel-dominated European market in 2009, clean diesel
technology and its many consumer benefits are now available to Porsche customers in the
U.S. market for the first time. The Cayenne Diesel arrives in Porsche dealer showrooms in
September and will be priced from $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.
Cayenne Models for 2013
• Cayenne, 300-hp, 3.6 liter V6 with active all-wheel-drive
• Cayenne Diesel, 240-hp, 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel engine with SCR-technology and
permanent all-wheel drive system with self-locking center differential
• Cayenne S, 400-hp, 4.8 liter V8 with active all-wheel-drive
• Cayenne S Hybrid, 380-hp parallel full hybrid with 333-hp, 3.0 liter supercharged V6
gasoline engine with additional 47-hp provided by two electric motors with permanent
all-wheel drive system with self-locking center differential
• Cayenne Turbo, 500-hp, twin-turbocharged, 4.8 liter V8 with active all-wheel-drive
Model Year 2013 Changes
• Interior changes, including a new standard analog clock on the dashboard, new door
lock buttons placed near the front door handles
• European Factory Delivery program offered for all models
Porsche Cayenne Diesel
The new-for-2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel’s powerful, yet fuel-efficient 3.0-liter V6 turbo
diesel engine, delivers 240-hp and 406 lb.-ft. of torque, available from as low as 1,750 rpm.
The result is strong 0-60 mph acceleration in just 7.2 seconds and a top track speed of 135
mph. That performance is complemented by best in class fuel economy – based on
preliminary internal estimates, the Cayenne Diesel is estimated to achieve a rating of 20
mpg city / 28 mpg highway / 23 combined on its U.S. EPA label. Final figures will be
confirmed closer to the start of sales later in 2012.
In addition to power and economy, the Cayenne Diesel can travel up to 740 miles on a single tank of fuel.
The Cayenne Diesel is built to meet Tier 2 Bin 5 emission standards, and includes selective
catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The SCR system is comprised of an AdBlue® tank
located in the car’s spare-wheel well, a heating system for this tank and the lines which carry the AdBlue, an injection valve for AdBlue fluid and a selective catalytic reduction converter, which aid in the reduction of NOx (oxides of nitrogen) emissions.
Highlights of the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine in the Cayenne Diesel include high pressure
common rail fuel injection and a variable vane geometry turbocharger, which give the engine improved response to driver inputs and enhanced fuel economy when compared to more conventional diesel engine technologies. In addition, the engine block is constructed from compacted graphite iron (CGI), which has many of the strength properties of a conventional iron block but with a significant reduction in mass, approximately 55 lbs. (25 kilograms).
The Cayenne Diesel is mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, without the Auto
Start/Stop function available on other Cayenne variants. As with the Cayenne S Hybrid, the
Cayenne Diesel includes Porsche Traction Management (PTM), which features permanent allwheel drive.
The Cayenne Diesel also comes standard with a system to protect the driver from fueling the vehicle with the incorrect fuel. A mechanical safeguard in the fuel tank filler neck ensures that the locking mechanism can only be opened by the larger diameter diesel fuel pump nozzle and that refueling will only begin at that point.
The Cayenne Diesel is designated with a “Diesel” badge on the left and right front fenders.
Model Lineup Porsche Cayenne The 3.6-liter V6 in the Porsche Cayenne’s engine delivers 300-hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and is matched to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission and active all-wheel drive. The Cayenne sprints from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds with the manual transmission, and 7.4 seconds with the Tiptronic S. Top track speed is 143 mph. The Porsche Cayenne has a base MSRP price of $48,850, not including a $975 destination charge.
Porsche Cayenne Diesel
The Porsche Cayenne Diesel is powered by a modern 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with
selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. From a stop, it reaches 60 mph in 7.2
seconds, and achieves top track speed of 135 mph. The Cayenne Diesel features
compacted graphite iron engine construction for lower weight, low fuel consumption and
exhaust emissions, as well as improved engine acoustics and low vibrations for smooth
engine running. The Cayenne Diesel produces 240-hp and a maximum torque of 406 lb.-ft.
Thus, it is ideal for sporty acceleration, driving long distances, towing heavy trailer loads or
everyday city driving. The Porsche Cayenne Diesel has a base MSRP price of $55,750, not
including a $975 destination charge.
Porsche Cayenne S
The Porsche Cayenne S features a 4.8-liter V8 that produces 400-hp and 369 lb.-ft. of
torque. An 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission and active all-wheel drive are standard, as are
larger brakes with silver painted calipers. Zero to 60 mph happens in 5.6 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 160 mph. The Porsche Cayenne S has a base MSRP price of
$65,850, not including a $975 destination charge.
Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
The Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine with
an electric motor powered by a 288-volt nickel metal-hydride (NiMh) battery pack for sporty
yet fuel-efficient performance. With 380 hp and 428 lb.-ft. of torque, delivered through an 8-
speed Tiptronic S transmission to a permanent all-wheel drive system, the Cayenne S Hybrid accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 150 mph. The Cayenne S Hybrid can also operate in electric-only mode at speeds of up to 40 mph, and features Auto Start/Stop technology. The Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid has base
MSRP price of $69,850, not including a $975 destination charge.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo Porsche’s most potent Cayenne, the Cayenne Turbo, is powered by a twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8. With 500-hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, the Cayenne Turbo offers the most impressive performance in the Cayenne lineup.
The Cayenne Turbo accelerates from a standing start to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds and
achieves a top track speed of 173 mph. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo has a base MSRP
price of $108,750, not including a $975 destination charge.
Compared to the last generation Cayenne models, the current Cayenne, Cayenne S and
Cayenne Turbo provide up to a 20 percent increase in fuel economy, thanks in part to their
lighter weight and 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmissions. With the exception of the
speed, manual transmission Cayenne, an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission is standard
across the rest of the Cayenne model line. All Cayenne models all are rated to tow 7,716
All 8-speed Tiptronic S equipped Cayenne models, except the Cayenne Diesel, feature Auto
Start/Stop technology. Auto Start/Stop saves fuel and reduces emissions by turning off the
engine when it is not needed, such as while sitting at a stop light.
Upgrades and Changes
Continuous improvement is a hallmark of Porsche Engineering, and the Cayenne interior
benefits from a number of customer-friendly changes for 2013.
Central Locking Button
Changes to the car’s interior include the addition of door locking and unlocking buttons to
the door handles on the driver and passenger’s side of the front of the Cayenne.
As one of the most frequently used functions, central locking is now easily accessible to
both driver and passenger. Separate buttons for locking and unlocking are now integrated in the door handles. Whether the doors are locked or not can be seen using the integrated
feedback LED. The new operating concept allows for much more intuitive operation of the
central locking system.
New Analog Clock
A new analog clock mounted on the top of the instrument panel at the center of the vehicle
has been added as standard to all Cayenne models.
Highly Sophisticated Audio Systems
The CDR audio system is standard on all Cayenne models. It features a 7-inch color
touchscreen display, enabling drivers to navigate and select the main menus and functions.
The integrated CD radio, featuring an FM dual tuner, 30 memory presets, dynamic auto-store and speed-sensitive volume control includes a sound system with 10 loudspeakers and a total audio output of 100 watts.
For the ultimate listening experience, drivers can add an optional Bose® Surround Sound
system or Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System. Additional options can also be
combined with CDR, such as a telephone module, 6-disc DVD changer or rearview camera.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) System Powerful, versatile and easy to use the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is the central control system for all information and communications functions. PCM is standard for Cayenne Turbo, and optional for all other Cayenne models.
Key features include a seven-inch high-resolution touchscreen display with optional rotary
push-button controls on the steering wheel. The menu layout presents no more than five
entries per page, enabling fast and accurate operation. A Help function is displayed at the
bottom of the screen for fast guidance.
For 2013, Sand White has been replaced by a new White paint option. Sand Yellow and
Amethyst Metallic are no longer available.
New European Delivery Program
For 2013, the Cayenne, like all other Porsche models, can now be ordered for delivery
either at their birthplace in Leipzig or at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen.
The Porsche European Delivery program is a memorable experience from the moment an
owner is presented with the keys to their new Cayenne. From special photo opportunities at either the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart or the "Porsche Diamond," the main building at
Leipzig, to factory tours, owners get the insider’s look at how a Porsche automobile is
created. European delivery at Porsche world headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen includes full access to the world-class Porsche Museum where decades of Porsche sports and race car evolution is on display. Owners that choose to take possession of their new Cayenne in Leipzig will have the opportunity to drive a number of different Porsche models on the test track or test the capabilities of a Cayenne SUV off-road at the Porsche Experience Center.