Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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Porsche uses electric Boxsters to further hybrid research

Porsche, Porsche, Porsche. That’s all we have been hearing lately and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Some might consider Porsche’s trip down the hybrid lane as a bit of a betrayal against its sporting roots, but we see it as a natural progression that every automaker, no matter how sporting, will need to make eventually. And Porsche is very proud of their achievements as they will showcase their three rockin’ hybrids during the Monterey Peninsula Automotive Week from August 9-15th, 2010.

The Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid, the Porsche Spyder concept, and the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid will all be on display sometime during the maniacal stream of events taking place during this automotive week. The Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid will be on display at the Porsche Zentrum on August 12-15th, 2010. The Porsche Zentrum is a specially-built facility open to visitors and is located on the compounds of the Pebble Beach Lodge. The 911 GT3 Hybrid will also be on display at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at the Mazda Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, August 14th with another appearance on Sunday, August 15th at the Pebble Beach Concours. The 911 will be joined at the Pebble Beach Concours by the Porsche Spyder Concept which will be the highlight of the weekend as it makes its first North American debut. However, the three hybrids will not be the only ones on display.

As part of Porsche ’s 60 years in the automotive business, Porsche will be bringing a collection of its classic and contemporary models to be displayed throughout the week. The Quail Lodge will be the temporary home of a few rare Porsche models such as a 1955 and 1958 356 Speedster, a 1960 356 B Carrera, 2000 GS Carrera GT, and a 1962 356 Carrera 2 Cabrio. Newer Porsche models will also be on hand for consumer test drives during this beauty packed weekend.

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Now that the Statesmay be receiving a diesel variant for the ol’ Porsche Cayenne , it’s fitting that we take a look at a tuning package for the luxury SUV. As of right now, Americans may not be all too interested in a diesel from Porsche, but things change rapidly and we want to be prepared for it. The new tuning package comes from Lumma Design, who recently prepared a monstrous cosmetic package for the petrol version of the Cayenne .

For the diesel variant now being sold in Europe, Lumma Design has opted to not only give it a cosmetic makeover, but an engine makeover as well. A D-box plug and play kit has been added that increases the Cayenne’s horsepower from 240 to 276. The torque also gets a jump from 550 to 630Nm. This change allows the SUV to get noticeable savings in fuel consumption. Who doesn’t love that? And if you want to add a little flare under the hood as well, then Lumma can also provide the consumer with an engine optics package. This package consists of red-coated covers and a crest logo made of metal.

Hit the jump for the full story plus the press release.

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It’s not easy loving Porsche in this day and age. The 911 is still fantastic, but it’s easy to think that the German automaker sold its soul when they began creating sedans and SUVs. Now, it’s only going to get worse, as a diesel is afoot.

According to the Times Colonist, Laurance Yap, Porsche is currently considering bringing a diesel motor for the Cayenne to the United States. The option has been looked at before, but Americans have never taken too kindly to the motor, so Porsche stayed away.

Yet, with fuel economy standards becoming ever higher, Porsche is considering the idea. The idea makes sense, as Audi is currently in a clean diesel marketing push in the U.S. In order to compete, Porsche will look to add a diesel Cayenne, which is already on sale in Europe, to America and Canada.

Canadians are showing a strong interest in diesel-powered motors. Mercedes-Benz is selling 70-80 percent of their SUVs with diesels under the hood. Volkswagen are in the same boat, selling 90 percent of the Touareg with a diesel.

It’s time for another round of which car is better and, this time, AutoCar has chosen to compare the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the 911 Carrera 4S . This test may not be quite as exciting as other face to faces and, quite frankly, it may seem like a very strange comparison considering one is an SUV and the other is a coupe, but begin two Porsches makes them worthy of a side by side. Honestly, we would rather just have them both; one for off-road drives and the other for the long summer rides.

The Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo with an impressive 500 hp. On the other hand the 911 Carrera 4S is powered by a 3.8-liter power unit that delivers 385 hp. Taking their sizes into consideration this comparison is much like comparing David to Goliath!

We have to wonder why the British magazine chose to compare these two vehicles. These cars seem worlds apart except for the Porsche logo on the front of both. So, why did they put together this test? Check out the video to get your answer!

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Porsche’s performance SUV, the Cayenne, is usually equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 as standard, but things will be a bit different in China because of the country’s tax laws.

According to Motor Authority, the base Cayenne will arrive in China with the motor from the Audi S4 , a 3.0-liter supercharged TFSI V6. For those of you who are unaware, this is the same motor that is used in the Cayenne S Hybrid .

The reason that China will be getting this model is due to its displacement. In China, any cars that are between 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter are subject to a 40 percent tax. This could mean a massive penalty for those of us in the U.S and Europe. Thankfully, the new TFSI V6 is really a 2,995cc motor, so it gets a 25 percent tax, not the massive 40.

Yet, will smaller be better? We all know how good the Audi motor is and it might actually help the Cayenne perform better than it does here. The 3.0-liter V6 puts out 333 horsepower, 33 more than in the 3.6-liter. Not to mention the smaller motor should get better fuel economy.

So, despite their massive tax, China seems to be getting the better of the two engines. No word on if Porsche will share their new Cayenne 3.0 with us in the United States, as it would probably hike up the price of the $47,000 SUV.

Yet, as is the way with these things, the 3.0-liter will probably remain in China, as Porsche will likely keep it there, for fear that a more powerful and fuel-efficient Cayenne would hurt sales of the hybrid model.

Now that Porsche has officially started the deliveries of the new generation Cayenne , the company has announced that the SUV will also be available with a new V6 and a new diesel engine. In Germany the new Cayenne Diesel is priced at 59,596 euros.

The new three-liter V6 diesel engine delivers a total of 240 hp and accelerates the car from 0 to 62 mph in just 7.8 seconds. Top speed is 218 km/h or 135 mph. The 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine delivers a total of 300 HP and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 143 mph.

The new Cayenne comes with standard 18" wheels, but the consumer can add Lane Change Assistant, Adaptive Cruise Control, and PDLS Porsche Dynamic Light System for variable management of the headlights as options.

The new generation Cayenne comes with new design, both inside and out, with an extra-light all-wheel drive system that reduced the total weight by 400 lbs.

Press release after the jump.

Porsche unveiled the new generation Cayenne a few months ago and we have already seen a couple of tuning kits from Lumma Design andTechArt for the luxury SUV. Now, Je Design has taken the Cayenne under their tuning wing and provided a small addition to the SUV.

Je Design is offering a sporty 22" 5-spokes-rim in 4 color-versions with a bolt circle of 5/130, an offset of 55, and a fix bored center hole. A perfect mounting with original wheel-bolts is guaranteed.

The wheels available are the SMVP (black matte / front polished), CSSVP (shadow-silver / front polished), GSGHP (graphite-silver glossy / lip polished) and GSMHP (graphite-silver matte / lip polished).

We can only imagine that this is a small preview to a more elaborate kit to be provided by Je Design. They can’t possibly think we would be satisfied with this one little add-on.

In case they do decide to boost up the engine in the Porsche Cayenne, they will be starting off with the standard engines available. The standard version is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with an output of 300hp; the diesel one gets a 240 bhp , 405 lb-ft 3-liter V6 engine; S version gets a 4.8-liter V8 with 400 hp; and finally the top version, Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo with an impressive 500 hp.

Let’s wait and see if they provide us with more power candy.

When people decide to go out and buy a hybrid it is usually because they care about the environment and are interested in better fuel economy. The kind of people that typically go hybrid really don’t care so much about the number of ponies the car is cranking out under the hood. That being said, we would tend to think the same idea can be applied for the new 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and its prospective owners.

Of course, there is always a tuning firm that tries to one up the car manufacturer and since Cargraphic has a thing for Porsches anyway, they would be the logical choice to embark on a hybrid upgrade. Cargraphic has announced plans for a tuning package for the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid SUV. The tuning package will include a custom exhaust system and ECU upgrades that will increase the engine power by a few horsepower (to exactly how much we do not know yet). The tuner will also add a subtle bodykit, lowered suspension, and 22" wheels.

We can’t wait to see what they come up with. It would be an interesting feat to tackle the engine of a hybrid and, although we don’t think this kit will fly off of the shelves, it would be nice to have the option to juice it up.

The name "Merdad" might not mean anything to a lot of people. If it doesn’t necessarily mean anything to you, don’t worry. After doing a little bit of reading of our own, we are here to shed a little light on this brand new company. The owner of this newly launched British company once worked with Gemballa . Now, we all know Gemballa had to close its doors recently due to a series of events beginning with the mysterious disappearance of the company’s founder, Uwe Gemballa. Now that he no longer has a position there, he has decided to start on his own little venture. The first project announced is a two-door Coupe version of the newly launched Porsche Cayenne . Quite a start-up vehicle, wouldn’t you say?

While Merdad only offered a few photos, they did announce that the tuning kit will come with 750 HP and a sporty interior. Of course there will also be a new body kit and a new set of wheels.

Stay tuned for more details!

Ever since the Porsche Cayenne was launched recently we have seen tuners such as Kahn Design , Lumma Design , and Cargraphic put their hands on it to have it customized to their liking. Now, after a few customization programs for the new Panamera , TechArt has decided they would also like a piece of the Cayenne pie so they have turned their attention to the SUV. The tuning package includes individualization options for the exterior, the engine area, and the interior of the SUV.

The exterior package includes trims painted in custom colors or in carbon fiber, a carbon hood, sport tailpipes in polished stainless steel, and Formula III forged light alloy wheels in dimensions of 20- to 23-inch.

The interior gets high quality full leather and a 3-spoke sport steering wheels with paddle shifters.

Take a look at the back of this baby and it may seem a little familiar. When we looked at it, we saw a striking resemblance to the first image unveiled yesterday of Project Kahn’s interpretation of the Porsche Cayenne. We can’t say much about it now, but we will definitely be comparing these two packages when Kahn reveals specs on their tuning project.

Press release after the jump.


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