Porsche Cayenne Turbo Diesel headed to New York Auto Show

2011 Porsche Cayenne
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For about two years, it’s been rumored that Porsche was planning to offer a diesel version of their Cayenne SUV for the North American market and now, those rumors will finally be confirmed. Porsche will be headed to this year’s New York Auto Show with the American version of the Cayenne Turbo Diesel.

Just like the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7, the Cayenne Diesel will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine delivering a total of 240 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque. Porsche has promised that under city driving conditions, the new model will deliver a fuel economy of 20 mpg, a 5mpg improvement over the current Cayenne and Cayenne Turbo.

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo Diesel will go on sale in America in the second half of 2012 and will be priced under the current Cayenne S hybrid, or about $65k. More details will follow closer to the car’s official debut, so stay tuned!

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Source: ChampionMotorsportOnline

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10 comments:

  (415) posted on 06.28.2012

So they finally equipped it with diesel tank. If I’m not mistaken, diesel fuel is cheaper than unleaded gasoline. Why not consider trying the new bio-fuel? It thought it was better than diesel and also much cheaper than any other gasolines.

  (429) posted on 05.18.2012

Diesel versions have always been more popular than any other so this would definitely catch a lot of interest.

  (474) posted on 05.15.2012

It’s all good; it’s been stated that there would be an increase in its already dynamic performance with this turbo diesel. It’s capable of accommodating a few liters, yet it can give off a reasonable amount of horsepower.

  (434) posted on 05.14.2012

I have no comment on the engine that it supposedly launched. No matter what powers it, I only know the fact that it won’t affect its performance.

  (427) posted on 04.19.2012

Does it affect its performance? I think it’s only ideal since diesel is more popular.

  (428) posted on 03.28.2012

As diesel fuel is very popular, this car will be well-received at that show. It won’t only be beneficial to the car’s sales, but also to the fuel companies.

  (306) posted on 03.28.2012

This would increase its sales, since a lot of drivers use diesel fuel. I just wonder if Porsche Cayenne’s performance is biased on a certain fuel.

  (467) posted on 03.8.2012

Wasn’t this one of Porsche’s inexplicably best-selling cars? Making it powered by Turbo Diesel will definitely rake the money in their company.

  (296) posted on 03.7.2012

Why, isn’t that terrific? Now the reliable model has a turbo diesel version. I think it would create a big rise on its sales.

  (531) posted on 03.6.2012

Oh, this is a great news for everyone who prefers diesel since it quite gives a different (fastness) on the run. The horsepower is enough, assuming it’s already dynamic.

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