Porsche Cayenne TDI coming at 2009 Geneva Show
The Porsche’s Cayenne really seems to be the company’s way of mixing around its heritage. First it was the performance SUV, and now it wants to be the performance diesel. But don’t expect a diesel too soon, Porsche seems to want to spread around the its premieres. It was originally supposed to show the diesel version of the Cayenne SUV, but now it seems that since Los Angeles already has the refreshed Cayman to premiere, Porsche will hold off the oil-burning performance truck for the Geneva show in March.
It seems the front-runner will be a 3.0-liter diesel V6 borrowed from a close cousin, the Audi Q7. In the Audi, the engine is rated at 240 hp and a hefty 406 lb.-ft. of torque. So while the horses alone may not feel like much to pull the truck around, the torque should make it fell much more powerful.