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autoviva2014-07-24 11:08:19

New Porsche Cayenne heading to Paris

Premium SUV received update which includes new design, better performance and new equipment

 
 
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The new Cayenne will be launched with a choice of five versions among which stands out the debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid-E

With official launch scheduled for the Paris Motor Show in October, PorschePorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
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has just revealed a facelift of its best-selling model, the CayenneCayenne Gen.2Porsche Cayenne Gen.2Germany, 2010 > 201729 versions
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. Changes in the premium SUV from the German brand were made in terms of design, efficiency and equipment available as standard level.
 
The new Cayenne will be launched with a choice of five versions among which stands out the debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid-E, the first plug-in hybrid SUV in the premium segment. The range will be completed by the usual Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S Diesel. With the launch of the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Porsche becomes the only car manufacturer in the world to offer three plug-in hybrid models.

All the engines of the new Cayenne feature improvements in performance and fuel consumption when compared with previous versions. A new 3.6 liter engine V6 biturbo for the Cayenne S was fully developed by Porsche.

Exterior and Interior Design

In this update Porsche gave the Cayenne a design that approaches it even more to the more compact MacanMacan S DieselPorsche Macan S DieselGermany, 2014 > present3 photos
, with more precise lines and contours that generate purposeful refraction of light. The front has been completely reshaped and includes new fenders and hood. The grid gets airblades located in the lateral extremities of the vehicle serving as guides for better cooling, in addition to creating a more aggressive design.

The bi-xenon headlamps come standard on S models and all versions have running headlights with four points of light in LED. The top of the range Cayenne Turbo version stands out with its LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) featured as standard.

The rear of the new Cayenne was also redesigned with the rear lights creating a tridimentsional effect and the brake lights composed by four elements. The location of the registration plate, the handle of the tailgate and lights, are now comprised more elegantly in the trunk lid. The designers also redesigned the horizontal lines of the vehicle. The new exhaust outlets are now integrated into the lower section of the rear and the automatic activation of the electric opening of the trunk became a standard equipment.

Inside Porsche focused on improving the area of the driver with the introduction of a new multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles as standard with looks and functions based on the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder918 SpyderPorsche 918 SpyderGermany, 2013 > present12 photos
. Rear seat are now more comfortable and available as optional with ventilation.

Engine range updated

Through a series of specific changes in the whole system of transmission Porsche managed to increase the power and torque of its engines, while simultaneously improving fuel consumption. For example, all new Cayenne models consume less fuel due to the coasting function, the most advanced 'Auto Start-Stop Plus" and optimum thermal management.

One of the highlights of the renewed range is the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which replaces the previous Cayenne S HybridCayenne S HybridPorsche Cayenne S HybridGermany, 2010 > present3 photos
. The new plug-in hybrid version has a lithium-ion traction battery with a power output of 10.9 kWh, which allows a range in electric mode from 18 to 36 km, depending on driving style and road topography. The power of the electric motor has more than doubled to 95hp. Regarding consumption, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a combined fuel consumption of 3.4 l/100 km, with emissions of 79 g/km of CO2. The three-liter V6 engine and electric motor produce a combined power of 416hp and a total torque of 590Nm. In terms of performance the car can reach 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 243 km/h. The maximum speed in electric mode is 125 km/h.

Another newcomer of the new range is the 3.6 V6 biturbo engine of the Cayenne S, which was fully developed in Porsche and proves how downsizing does not compromise power and consumption. In the case of the new Cayenne S the average consumption is placed between 9.5 and 9.8 l/100 km (223-229 g/km CO2) minus one liter than the previous V8 engineCayenne SPorsche Cayenne SGermany, 2010 > present1 photo
. The new engine has a maximum power of 420hp and 550Nm of torque. Fitted with the eight-speed automatic transmission Tiptronic S, the Cayenne S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds (5.4 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 259 km/h.

Equipped with the 4.8-liter engine, eight-cylinder biturbo engine, the Cayenne Turbo has a maximum power of 520hp and 750nm of torque. These values ​​allow the new Cayenne Turbo to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (4.4 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package), with a top speed of 279 km/h. The combined fuel consumption lies between 11.2 to 11.5 l/100 km (261-267 g/km CO2).
 
The diesel versions of the Cayenne combine sportiness with efficiency. The new Cayenne Diesel, equipped with the 3.0 V6 engine, delivers 262hp and now features a combined fuel consumption from 6.6 to 6.8 l/100 km (173-179 g / km CO2). Thanks to the SCR system, the vehicle already meets the EU6 emission standards. Thanks to the 580 Nm torque Cayenne Diesel accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds (7.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package), while top speed is 221 km/h. The4.2 V8 engine of the Cayenne S Diesel delivers 385hp and produces a torque of 850Nm The car reaches 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds (5.3 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 252 km/h. The average consumption stands at 8.0 l/100 km (209 g/km CO2).

The Cayenne is a unique success story in the history of Porsche. The first generation arrived in 2002 and made ​​the idea of a sports car in the SUV segment a reality. Sales exceeded all expectations: more than 276,000 units produced in the first generation (2002-2010) and about 303,000 units of the second generation, which was introduced in 2010, have been produced to date.

The new Cayenne models will be launched in the market on October 11, 2014.

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