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2013 Porsche Cayenne Super Sport Wide Track by Kahn Design

2013 Porsche Cayenne Super Sport Wide Track by Kahn Design

Kahn Design just launched a hot body upgrade for the diesel Porsche Cayenne, bringing some of its chic mods to a truck besides the Range Rovers that are its bread and butter.

Kahn favors a huge revamp outside and in. The exterior and the interior look of the Cayenne were updated, but the base 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel is quite enough. It delivers a total of 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while delivering range and tax options to people without the Turbo S.

The exterior look however, is deeply revised and transforms even the Cayenne Diesel into a mean and powerful SUV.

New sports lowered suspension springs bring the car closer to be road, while the privacy glass ensures a the best privacy behind the wheel. Numerous Kahn logos placed on the wing shields and tailgate remind you this is no ordinary Cayenne.

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2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel

2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel

After the new generation Porsche Panamera made its world debut at the 2013 Auto China in Shanghai, the new diesel version of the luxury sedan will be unveiled next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. When compared to the previous generation, the new Panamera Diesel delivers an extra 50 horsepower and is both faster and more fuel efficient.

Next to the more powerful engine, the revised Panamera Diesel will adopt the same design language we have seen in the gasoline version. It will get a revised front fascia with redesigned headlights and larger air intakes and for the rear, a wider spoiler and redesigned taillights. As usual, no changes were made on the interior.

The new generation Panamera Diesel will be put on sale in January 2014 at a starting price of €85,300 - about $113,000 at the current exchange rates.

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2012 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Kahn Design

2012 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Kahn Design

Kahn Design is keeping busy releasing a new tuning program every week. So far, they have been focusing on Land Rover models, but this week’s package du jour is for the Porsche Cayenne 3.0 Diesel.

Kahn started by adding a very cool aerodynamic package which includes vented front and rear wide wheel arches with integrated front and rear air dams, a lower boot lid spoiler, and exterior Kahn enamel wing shields. The door handles are finished in matte black, while the brake calipers are finished in liquid gold. They have also opted to put in LED daytime running lights for the front wheel arch vents and privacy tinted glass. The final element of the exterior package is a new set of 22" Kahn RS wheels finished in a color chosen by the customer. There is also a sports lowering module which provides the car with a sportier appearance.

For the interior, the package adds black and carbon quilted and perforated leather with ivory contrast stitching, a black and carbon quilted leather center glovebox, a red and cream colored speedo and rev counter facia, and balck charcoal finish floor mats.

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel S

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel S

For those that think Volkswagen was kidding when it said it was time to start expanding Porsche’s lineup, this may come as a surprise to you, but Porsche is again expanding the Cayenne lineup. For those of us that anticipated the changes, this new addition might come as a surprise – particularly to U.S. buyers that see diesel-powered vehicles as sloth-like utility buggies.

Porsche has just released that it is ready to unveil the all new Porsche Cayenne S Diesel. Yes, that’s right, a diesel-powered Cayenne S. This isn’t your relatively slow Cayenne Diesel with its 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel powerplant. Rather this is a true performance model in every sense of the word.

We expect to see this model show its face in public at the 2012 Paris Motor show, which kicks off later on this month. We also expect this to be a huge deal in Porsche’s lineup, given it can perform as an S-badged Porsche should, yet still provide the fuel economy and emissions benefits afforded by switching to this gasoline-refinement byproduct as its fuel.

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2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel by McChip-dkr

2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel by McChip-dkr

With 250 HP, the Panamera Diesel isn’t the most powerful model in the line-up by a long shot. By comparison, the Panamera Turbo doubles this output (500 HP) and the Turbo S goes to 550 HP. Lucky for us, McChip DKR has revealed an impressive upgrade package to help the diesel engine out just a little bit.

The engine modifications prepared for the Panamera Diesel increase its 3.0 L V6 engine’s output to a total of 285 HP and 442 lbs-ft of torque. As a result, the sports sedan’s top speed can now go up to 152 mph with an undoubtedly faster 0-60 mph sprint time (no official time provided).

Next to the engine update, McChip-DKR is also offering a new set of performance springs from H&R which lowers the big Porsche by about 30 millimeters, as well as a new set of 22" wheels wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx GT high-performance tires.

It may not be the power and performance provided by the Turbo and Turbo S models, but this extra little boost to the Panamera Diesel may just be enough to make some Porsche customers happy.

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2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel by TechArt

2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel by TechArt

In its standard version the Porsche Panamera Diesel is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine that delivers a total of 250 HP. Good, but not very impressive for a luxury sedan like this. So, this is where the German tuner TechArt comes into focus. The tuner has just unveiled a pretty cool tuning package that increases the output from 250 HP to 280 HP (a 30 HP increase). Peak torque goes from 405 lbs-ft to 442 lbs-ft.

For 2,490 euro (or $3,130 at the current exchange rates) clients will get an ECU upgrade and a Techtronic system. As a result the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 153 mph.

The tuner is not offering any exterior or interior upgrades for the car, but the Panamera looks pretty cool from factory and it needs no changes to be made.

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2012 Porsche Cayenne Cayster GT 670 by Hofele Design

2012 Porsche Cayenne Cayster GT 670 by Hofele Design

German tuner, Hofele Design, has earned a stellar reputation as one of the leading Porsche Cayenne tuners in the world. Their program for the Porsche SUV, called the "Cayster GT 670," has been developed for a number of model years for the Cayenne and we’re not the least bit surprised to find out that they’ve released an updated version for the 2012 model.

Made up of a comprehensive aerodynamic body kit to go with a performance program, the 2012 Cayster GT 670 is one Cayenne that has truly been modded to look more aggressive than a standard 2012 Cayenne looks.

The first part of the package is a 14-piece aero kit that includes a number of new "bolt-on" components, including a new front bumper with integrated LED lights, widened wheel arches, a new "PowerDome" hood, new side sills, a rear spoiler and roof wing, and a new rear bumper with its own diffuser. Rounding off the exterior changes are a new set of 20" or 22" alloy wheels that have been finished in either black or silver.

Inside, the German tuner fitted new two-tone "StarLight" leather seats with quilted accents and Hofele Design logos embroidered on the headrests.

As far as performance is concerned, Hofele Design has a number of modifications for both the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S Hybrid. For the former, the engine enhancements increased the output of the SUV from the standard 241 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 296 horsepower and 479 lb/ft of torque. Meanwhile, the latter gets an increased output of 474 horsepower and 543 lb/ft of torque, a significant improvement from the standard model’s 374 horsepower and 427 lb/ft of torque numbers.

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Europeans have been driving a diesel version of the Porsche Cayenne since 2009, but now Porsche has finally decided that it was the right time for the US market to get in on the action. After being rumored for quite some time, the US version version of the Cayenne Diesel will be making its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

The new Cayenne Diesel is powered by an efficient 3.0-liter V6 turbo
diesel engine that delivers a total of 240 HP and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 135 mph. This figures are delivered while still providing a fuel economy of 23 mpg on a combined cycle. The engine is mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, without the Auto Start/Stop function available on other Cayenne variants.

The new Porsche Cayenne Diesel will go on sale in September 2012 at a starting price of $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.

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2011 Porsche Panamera Diesel

2011 Porsche Panamera Diesel

Porsche is offering up proof that even the most luxurious cars can be fuel efficient with the debut of a V6 diesel engine on the Porsche Panamera.

The new Panamera Diesel is now equipped with a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine that delivers a total of 250 HP and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is limited to 150 mph. What’s even more impressive is that the sports sedan was tested and received an impressive 745 miles on an 80 liter tank with an average fuel consumption of only 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers, or about 37 mpg.

In Germany, the new Panamera Diesel will be priced at about 80,183 euro, or about $119,500 at the current exchange rates, and will go on sale in August 2011. There hasn’t been any mention as to if the Panamera Diesel will be available on the US market.

UPDATE 08/31/11: We’ve updated our photo gallery of the Porsche Panamera Diesel with more pictures. Check out the gallery to see the new snapshots of the diesel Panamera!

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2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Superchips

2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Superchips

Generally, the focus of diesel cars is on fuel economy and not so much on performance, but with a little help from the capable hands of tuners, a diesel car can become what it should have been from the start: a powerful and environmentally friendly machine. Superchips, for instance, has prepared an ECU remap for the 2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI. With their help, the output for the Cayenne has been boosted by up to 47 bhp at 4044 rpm, while the peak torque has been increased by an impressive 82 Nm. The best part about this kit is that, even with increased power, the fuel economy stays exactly the same at just 8.2 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 34.4 mpg imp). In fact, sometimes the fuel economy even improved due to the extra low rev torque available.

The result is quite impressive for a 4,630-pound SUV. The standard Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI develops 240 HP, but the Cayenne by Superchips now goes up to 287 HP, which is a little bit closer to the SUV’s gas-powered brother that develops 300 HP.

The Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Superchips is available now for £445 and comes with a 12 month/30,000 supplementary warranty.

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2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by RUF

2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by RUF

If you want your Porsche to be tweaked to its maximum capacity, many would automatically check out RUF. This German tuner specializes in all things Porsche and are known to refine and enhance Porsche’s models better than most. Their most recent concoction is a tuning package for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. This new kit is available in two upgrade versions with a max output of 310 HP (from a standard 240 HP). The package can be applied to the Cayenne version powered by direct-injected 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine mated to eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

In the first package called the Upgrade One, the Cayenne Diesel’s performance is increased to 288 hp with a peak torque of 580 NM. It includes the optimization of the electronic engine management system and is priced at 3,850 € plus VAT. In the second package, Upgrade 2, the power boost is taken to an awesome 310 HP and a peak torque of 630 NM. This upgrade includes a modified turbocharger and the optimization of the engine management system and is priced at 7,300 € plus VAT.

We enjoy a good power boost just as much, if not more, than anyone, but a couple of exterior modifications would have been nice to see on the Porsche. RUF has decided against those types of upgrades at this point, but we are hoping they will add a bit of style to this package at some point.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Cargraphic

2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Cargraphic

German tuner, Cargraphic, got their hands on the Porsche Cayenne Diesel back in March and already they are taking another stab at the SUV. This latest package comes with a 22% increase in power with a result of 292 HP and 644 NM of torque. This kit beats out their previous one by 2hp and manhandles the power upgrade given to the Cayenne Diesel by Lumma Design (they were only able to get 276hp out of the SUV).

The result is a top speed of 141 mph and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) which is one second faster than the standard model. Also, going from 60 to 130 km/h in fifth gear saves a good 1.5 seconds in comparison to the normal Cayenne Diesel.

The tuning kit is called the KTC 300 and also includes a new stainless steel exhaust system and a set of 9.5x22 inch (front) and 10.5x22 inch (rear) cast aluminum sport wheels. The whole package is finished by a Cargraphic module for the air suspension, which lowers the car 40 mm at the front and 30 mm at the back.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

2009 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Porsche revealed today the diesel version of the Cayenne luxury SUV. It will go on sale in February 2009 at a price of EUR 47,250 ($59,500 at the current exchange rates).

The Cayenne Diesel is powered by a three-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240 hp and a peak torque of 550 NM. It has a fuel consumption of 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers, with CO2 at 244 grams per kilometer.

The new Cayenne model will initially be offered in Europe, with other markets to come after.

Press release after the jump.

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