That Porsche going to produce a diesel engine for it’s Cayenne and maybe for the Panamera wasn’t a secret anymore for a while now. But finally producing one didn’t happen yet. That changed today, the first Cayenne Diesel rolled out of the factory in Leipzig. The number one Porsche diesel is a 3.0 liter V6 turbodiesel producing 240 bhp together with 550 Nm of torque. Most people buy a diesel powered car for it’s low fuel consumption, but the Cayenne is still running on 11 liter/100 km.
The Cayenne diesel can be ordered for some time now and is expected in the showrooms by februari 2009. You can drive it out of the showroom for � 86,500 (� 84,650 – $ 123,500) but we silently hope that more petrol powered Cayenne’s will leave the dealers than self-burners do.
[via Porsche Press Release]