Video 2011 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche is launching the Cayenne and Panamera model lines into the new model year with detailed improvements, additions and new options.

First up is the Cayenne Diesel, with its second generation engine for even more efficiency. The three liter V6 now delivers 245hp, 5hp more than before. The acceleration time from 0 to 100km/h has been cut to 7.6 seconds (minus 0.2 seconds) with top speed up two to 220km/h.

The improvements have been achieved through a package of measures, from the use of new materials to reduce weight, lower frictional resistance to a revamp of the injection system, along with a new turbocharger and enhanced thermal management. The package sliced 20 kilograms off the weight of the V6 engine.

There are improvements to the Cayenne S Hybrid as well. If the conditions are right, it is now possible even from a cold start to drive and manoeuvre at low speed on electric power alone. Previously, driving and manoeuvring on electric power after starting the engine was only possible once the operating temperature had been reached.

As with the Panamera Turbo, a power kit is now on offer for the Cayenne Turbo as well, boosting the maximum power by 40 to 540hp. Maximum torque increases to 750Nm. Performance also improves to 4.6 seconds (minus 0.1 s) for the sprint from 0 to 100km/h and to a top speed of 281km/h.

The increased power is partly achieved by two new turbochargers with titanium- aluminium turbine wheels and adjustments to the engine electronics, resulting in yet further perceptible improvements in the engine’s response. The greater power is not without consequences for the braking system. The cooling of the brakes has been further improved and the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) provides deceleration courtesy of larger front brake discs, now with 420 millimetre diameter. An optional 20 inch collapsible spare wheel is available for vehicles equipped with this system.

In addition to the Bi-Xenon main headlights in black including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and quad sports tailpipe look, other Porsche Exclusive options for the Cayenne’s exterior for the first time feature tinted LED rear lights.

For the Cayenne’s interior, Porsche Exclusive is also offering new options for visual customisation for the coming model year, for example new decorative stitching and leather packages as well as Yachting Mahogany. The offering is rounded off by the milled aluminium Tiptronic-S gear selector and new stainless steel and carbon door entry guards.

Porsche Panamera

The range of options for the Panamera model line has also been enhanced. The Lane Change Assist system adapted from the Cayenne will be available from autumn 2011. It monitors the area behind and to the side of the vehicle as well as the blind spot and informs the driver via a signal in the exterior mirror if the system has located another vehicle in the adjacent lane. The Lane Change Assist system can be activated by a switch on the driver’s door and operates between 30 and 250km/h.

New Porsche Exclusive options for the Panamera exterior are Bi-Xenon main headlights in black including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as well as a redesigned sports tailpipe. An additional novelty is the “wireless Internet access” option. From June 2011 onwards this will allow you to go online in the Panamera.

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