Porsche will officially debut its brand new generation of the Cayenne at the Geneva Motor Show next week. A full range of five vehicles will be available. The most special member of the line-up is the Hybrid vehicle. The Cayenne S Hybrid – the top model – combines the performance of an eight-cylinder with the economy of a six-cylinder running on much less fuel.
Due to the installation of a new extra-light all-wheel drive, the weight is down – for example on the Cayenne S – by 180 kilos. The extra space inside is ensured by the wheelbase now 40mm or almost 1.6 inch longer. In all, the new Cayenne is 48mm or 1.9 inch longer than its predecessor.
The range starts with a 3.6 litre V6 Cayenne with 300bhp and a Cayenne Diesel with 240bhp (176kW) and 550Nm (405lb-ft) three-litre V6. The high-torque Cayenne S has a 4.8 litre V8 power unit, which produces a 400bhp as a maximum output instead of the former 385bhp. The final member in the line-up is the Cayenne Turbo with its 500bhp (368kW) 4.8 litre V8 biturbo. Compared with the former models, fuel consumption of this new range is down by up to 23%.
The Cayenne S Hybrid has an intelligent interaction of the three-litre supercharged V6 and the electric motor. Depending on driving conditions, the vehicle uses only one drive unit operating by itself or with both drive units working together. The 34kW (47hp) electric motor can jump in at lower speed to accompany the 333hp compressor engine. Together, the two drive units deliver maximum system output of 380bhp and peak torque of 580Nm (427lb-ft) at just 1,000rpm. This is the same kind of performance as the Cayenne S with its V8 power unit.
Sales of the Cayenne in Europe are starting on 8 May. The prices of the new Cayenne models are as follows: Cayenne €46,400, Cayenne Diesel €49,900, Cayenne S €60,900, Cayenne S Hybrid €65,900, Cayenne Turbo €96,900. These are without local taxes.
Im not a cayenne fan, or an SUV fan for that matter.. but I do have to admit that this new model is ages ahead of the previous in looks and is much more worthy of carrying a Porsche badge.
The rear lights are really ugly.the new cayenne looks like the audi Q5.
WOW! Looks stunnin’!!! That’s real SUV.
@D911: I do agree the rear is not the best, reminds me of the Subaru Tribeca: http://p.webwombat.com.au/motoring/images/subaru-tribeca-new-2-big.jpg
But the front looks stunning and much more Porsche-like and aggressive.
Next tuesday we will have some live pictures from the Geneva Motor Show!
Ok, the interior is good, really good. panamera style.
but what the hell. the front….looks like its made out of jelly.
and the back is just an abomination. i cant begin to describe how hideous the back is. ugghhhh
like where does the back come from? it has nothing to do with any part of design porsche has,
it more looks like a Jag SUV with the XK rear lights
Looks like a Subaru, and it looks like an Infiniti EX from the back. Inside looks nicer though.