2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Facelift drops the V8, gets a new 3.6-liter biturbo V6 engine [w/video]

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 5, 2014

Porsche’s Cayenne GTS received a facelift today and now, the Cayenne lineup is almost complete, as we still need to see the new Cayenne Turbo S. The biggest change on the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Facelift is that the new model ditched the old 4.8-liter V8 engine in favor of a new 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine.

The new engine delivers 440 hp and 600 Nm of torque. As a result, it is more powerful than the previous V8 (+20 hp) but also more fuel-efficient because fuel consumption goes down by 0.9 l/100 km.

The new engine helps the Cayenne GTS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds, or in 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package (0.6/0.5 seconds faster than its predecessor), while top speed is 262 km/h or 162 mph.

When compared with the standard Cayenne, the new GTS model sits 24 mm lower, while the optional air suspension it’s 20 mm.

Other standard features include a sporty set-up for the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system as well as brakes from the Cayenne Turbo model, with 390-millimetre discs on the front axle (358 millimetres at the back), inclusive of brake callipers painted red in typical turbo fashion.

When it comes to design, the Cayenne GTS gets the Cayenne Turbo nose section with large air intakes as well as the Sport Design Package, which includes new side sills and wheel arch extensions painted in the car body colour.

All lettering is black, just like the 20-inch wheels in the RS Spyder design, exhaust tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights’ inner apertures and tinted LED taillights. Also new is the GTS lettering on the front doors. Pricing starts at 98,152 euros in Germany, including 19% VAT.

Press Release

Porsche Cayenne GTS

The new Cayenne GTS announces its outstanding sporting character in its very name. The letters GTS go back to the famous 904 Carrera GTS of 1963. In 2007, the Cayenne GTS became the first Porsche of the modern era to revive the acronym. Since then GTS has stood at Porsche for especially sporty models.

Porsche drivers like their car to be sporty - regardless of whether it has two doors or four. At eleven percent, the GTS version of the Cayenne makes up a high proportion of the model mix of what is currently Porsche's most successful range, with the four-door sports cars in general long since making a major contribution to the company's profitable growth. At the same time they ensure future investment in the broad spectrum of highly dynamic models offered across the entire portfolio.

It is not only the name of the Cayenne GTS that is resonant. The 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine is the performance-oriented enhancement of the new power unit presented in the Cayenne S. Its consumption is lower and it delivers improved levels of performance. Compared to the previous model with a V8 naturally aspirated engine, power output rises by 20 hp to 440 hp and torque by 85 Nm to 600 Nm, while fuel consumption goes down by up to 0.9 l/100 km. The Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, or just 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. That's 0.5 and 0.6 seconds respectively less than the previous model. Top speed is 262 km/h. As standard it has a sports exhaust system, which provides the familiarly meaty GTS sound.

Thanks not least to its suspension the Cayenne GTS captivates drivers with its unmistakable lateral dynamics. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system has a sporty set-up. With the standard steel-spring suspension the vehicle sits 24 millimetres lower, while with the optional air suspension it's 20 millimetres. Further standard features include the brakes from the Cayenne Turbo with 390-millimetre discs on the front axle (358 millimetres at the back), inclusive of brake callipers painted red in typical turbo fashion.

Other design attributes also turn the Cayenne GTS externally into a sporty vehicle. As standard it has the turbo nose section with large air intakes and the Sport Design package, including more contoured side sills and wheel arch extensions. The latter, like the roof spoiler and lower rear of the vehicle, are painted in the car body colour. The colour black provides some striking contrasts: all lettering is black, as are the 20-inch wheels in the RS Spyder design, the exhaust tailpipes, the bi-xenon headlights' inner apertures and the fittings of the darkened LED rear lights. There's a new feature on the front doors: striking GTS lettering.

The sporting character continues on the inside. Eight-way electrically adjustable GTS sports seats in leather/Alcantara upholstery, including GTS lettering on the headrests, are fitted as standard. Alcantara is the predominant upholstery material used inside the car. The interior GTS package is optionally available in carmine red or rhodium silver with rev counter face, decorative stitching, headrest lettering and safety belts in contrasting colour.

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