Porsche revealed today the official details on the second generation Cayenne SUV just a few days before its official debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The new generation SUV will be offered in five different versions: standard, diesel, hybrid, S and Turbo and prices in Europe range from 55,431 Euro (aprox. $75.000) to 115,526 Euro (aprox. $156.000).

The most important news for the new generation Cayenne is the debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid, a model that combines a 47 hp electric motor with a 333 hp compressor engine. The two drive units deliver a total of 380 bhp and peak torque of 427 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm.

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.

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.

UPDATE 05/19/2010: Official U.S. pricing has just been announced for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne. The standard version is priced at $46,700 while the S version can be purchased for $63,700. The Cayenne S Hybrid is priced at $67,700 and the most powerful version, the Turbo has a starting price of $104,800.

UPDATE 05/21/2010: Check out Porsche’s first commercial for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne after the jump.

UPDATE 06/14/2010: 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.

Updated 10/28/2010: Porsche has revealed today prices for the 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid sport-utility vehicle that will go on sale in November through its 197 authorized U.S. dealers. . Its base MSRP is $67,700 (excluding destination), and like all Cayenne models, it is not subject to a gas-guzzler tax.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is presenting the brand-new generation of the Cayenne Sports Utility at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

The absolute highlight of this new generation is the world debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid with its technically highly sophisticated parallel full hybrid drive and fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle of just 8.2 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 34.4 mpg imp), which means CO2 emissions of just 193 g/km. The Cayenne S Hybrid therefore combines the performance of an eight-cylinder with the economy of a six-cylinder running on much less fuel.

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Led by the Cayenne S Hybrid, all models in the new generation are trendsetters in efficiency and performance in their respective segments. Compared with the former models, fuel consumption is down by up to 23 per cent, since the new Cayenne, like every Porsche, has been developed according to the principle of “Porsche Intelligent Performance”: more power on less fuel, greater efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

These objectives result, not least, from the introduction of the new Tiptronic S eight-speed automatic transmission with Auto Start Stop and a wide spread of gear ratios, thermal management on the engine and transmission cooling circuit, on-board network recuperation, variable engine cut-off and intelligent lightweight construction.

Thanks to its special combination of materials for optimum weight as well as changes in the overall concept of the vehicle such as the Cayenne’s new active and extra-light all-wheel drive, weight is down for example on the Cayenne S by 180 kilos or 400 lb – despite the improvement of product substance and an even higher standard of safety. This clearly has very positive effects not just on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but also on performance, agility and handling.

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Benefiting from these features and new technologies, the new Cayenne offers even more driving pleasure both onroad and offroad, combined with even greater everyday driving qualities, enhanced comfort and supreme elegance. The completely new, sporting and elegant design of the new model integrates the 2010 Cayenne even more closely into the overall range of Porsche cars. The sports car-like character of the Cayenne comes out even more from all angles, just as the highlights in the shape and design of the car so typical of Porsche are also clearer than ever before.

Extra space inside and greater variability is ensured by the wheelbase now 40 mm or almost 1.6” longer. In all, the new Cayenne is 48 mm or 1.9” longer than its predecessor. But despite its larger exterior dimensions, the new generation of the Cayenne is nevertheless far more compact and dynamic. The most significant eye-catcher within the brand-new, high-quality interior is the centre console rising up to the front with its upright selector or gearshift lever, giving the interior the typical character of a cockpit upfront. The rear-seat bench moves fore-and-aft by 160 millimetres or 6.3”, with the backrest angle adjusting to three different settings.

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Sales of the Cayenne in Europe are starting on 8 May, with Porsche offering the right model from the start for every customer: The range starts with the 3.6-litre V6 Cayenne. Despite the increase in engine power to 300 bhp, fuel consumption in the NEDC driving cycle in conjunction with optional eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission is down from the former model by no less than 20 per cent to 9.9 ltr/100 km, equal to 28.5 mpg imp.

The Cayenne Diesel with its 240 bhp (176 kW), 550 Newton-metre (405 lb-ft) three-litre V6 likewise reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent, down from 9.3 to 7.4 ltr/100 km (equal to 30.4 mpg imp now improving to 38.2 mpg imp).

Fuel consumption is also down significantly on the high-torque Cayenne S with its 4.8-litre V8 power unit, in this case by 23 per cent to 10.5 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 26.9 mpg imp). At the same time the new engine delivers 400 bhp maximum output instead of the former 385 bhp, offering significantly better performance, just like all models in the new generation of the Cayenne.

This also applies to the Cayenne Turbo, with its 500 bhp (368 kW) 4.8-litre V8 biturbo consuming just 11.5 ltr/100 km (equal to 27.6 mpg imp) in the New European Driving Cycle, again 23 per cent less than its predecessor (14.9 ltr/100 km or 19.0 mpg imp).

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Together with the Cayenne S Hybrid, no less than three of the five versions of the Cayenne thus consume less than ten litres of fuel per 100 km in the New European Driving Cycle, with two models emitting less than 200 grams of CO2 per kilometre. At 193 g/km, the Cayenne S Hybrid is not only the cleanest version of the Cayenne with the lowest level of emissions, but also the cleanest Porsche throughout the Company’s entire portfolio.

In the intelligent interaction of the three-litre supercharged V6 and the electric motor, the Cayenne S Hybrid focuses on maximum efficiency from the overall system. Depending on driving conditions, the vehicle reaches this target with either only one drive unit operating by itself or with both drive units working together. In this context the 34 kW (47 hp) electric motor is of course the ideal partner for the 333 hp compressor engine with its high torque at low speeds. Together, the two drive units deliver maximum system output of 380 bhp and peak torque of 580 Nm/427 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm, with the same kind of performance as the Cayenne S with its V8 power unit.

The two drive units are connected to one another by a separator clutch masterminded by the Hybrid Manager. Indeed, this separator clutch is essential to run the Cayenne S Hybrid either on its electric motor or combustion engine alone, or with both drive units operating together. Given a reserved, moderate style of motoring, for example in a residential area, this allows the driver to cover short distances on electric power alone and therefore absolutely free of emissions and with hardly any noise, driving at a speed of up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph.

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To ensure fast acceleration when setting off, the electric motor may however serve to provide additional thrust through its boosting effect. Intelligent management of the separator clutch makes the transition among the hybrid-specific driving modes most inconspicuous, comfortable and quick for the driver. At the same time the combustion engine may be completely switched off at speeds of up to 156 km/h or 97 mph, being fully disengaged from the drivetrain when no further power is required. In this so-called sailing mode, cruising along without power, the drag forces exerted by the combustion engine and their braking effect are eliminated in the interest of lower drive resistance and fuel consumption.

The prices of the new Cayenne models in Germany including national specifications and 19 per cent value-added tax (Euro base prices without national specifications and 19 per cent VAT in brackets) are as follows:

  • Cayenne 55,431 Euro (46,400 Euro)
  • Cayenne Diesel 59,596 Euro (49,900 Euro)
  • Cayenne S 72,686 Euro (60,900 Euro)
  • Cayenne S Hybrid 78,636 Euro (65,900 Euro)
  • Cayenne Turbo 115,526 Euro (96,900 Euro).
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  (714) posted on 11.18.2011

Cayenne is looks like their Panamera, but I must say that both cars are truly looking so attractive! Anyway, the design of its wheels is really looking very cool with it. I just only wonder on what will be the engine output of it?

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

The interior of the Cayenne is what I really love the most of this. It looks so cool and very comfortable, which I think one of the most important features on a car. Anyway, I have a big doubt on its engine.

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

Cayenne is definitely looking so great and awesome at its detailing and design and what really captivates my attention, is its luxurious and very spacious interior. I also noticed that the wheels of this one, is looking so cool on it.

  (530) posted on 10.28.2011

Cayenne is still so impressive for me, in spite of having only a simple and ordinary platform and styling. However, I must say that the interior of this one, really amazed me and I love this one, for having that interior.

  (472) posted on 06.28.2011

hmm. What else to say on this car except that it has an impressive performance and detailing! And I think through the various modification and upgrade this car would be simply perfect.

  (558) posted on 06.28.2011

Well, this car really saves the Cajun from shame! Well, I thought that finally this car found its successor but it seems that Cajun is still young to handle such great competition in the market! However, its good thing the production of the Cajun is active already.

  (647) posted on 05.5.2011

With the impressive and beautiful styling of this car, I really don’t get why does the Cajun needs to be made. I haven’t heard any aftermarket version of this car.

  (528) posted on 03.1.2011

IMO its design is blunt styling doesn’t try to be pretty. It’s all about aggression

  (336) posted on 03.1.2011

dang that was an amazing power to an SUV. all i can say is Impressive. simple custom body kits, but it does add some aggressiveness to it, plus it has a whopping 300 horses under the hood, amazing does it?

  (619) posted on 11.17.2010

Diesels/turbo diesels are a heck of a lot cooler and in many cases more efficient to begin with, so let’s start there.

  (386) posted on 10.29.2010

looks hot, sounds hot, handles better, is quicker, and much better mpg, sounds like every reason a current owner could need to upgrade, well played Porsche.

  (647) posted on 03.2.2010

well a good performer no wonder why Manny Pacquiao has his own cayenne, I’ve already saw him last November rollin with his porsche cayenne.

  (542) posted on 02.18.2010

The only good news that I find with it is that its on hybrid engine. Nothing beats a powerful engine which can burn less fuel yet bring you more mileage. That oughta be something to look forward to for the next generation of SUV.

  (937) posted on 02.17.2010

Porsche’s design group has finally listened to those who blamed the Cayenne for being totally ugly. Although i still dislike any kind of SUVs (just no, ok?), i have to admit this is better looking than most of its competitors.

  (868) posted on 02.17.2010

WAY overpriced and purposeless. If your going to build a performance SUV than tune it for off-road ability where an SUV is useful; not track performance, because I doubt you can find anyone who’s ever going to buy a Cayenne and take it to the track.

  (68) posted on 02.17.2010

I love it, but the hood is a rip-off of the 370z’s

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