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.