It was not a secret that Porsche will introduce a bigger diesel engine on the Cayenne, but today this model became official: ladies and gentlemen, this is the Cayenne S Diesel. Powered by Audi’s 4.2-litre eight-cylinder diesel engine with biturbo charging, the Cayenne S Diesel delivers 382 hp (281 kW) and offers a maximum torque of 850 Newton metres.
With these numbers, the SUV hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 252 km/h or 156 mph. Despite these performances, the Cayenne S Diesel remains a fuel-efficient SUV with NEDC fuel consumption of just 8.3 litres per 100 km (CO2: 218 g/km). This means that when is equipped with an optional 100-litre fuel tank, the vehicle has a total range of about 1,200 km or 745 miles.
In terms of design, the 2013 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel has the same features of eight-cylinder versions. Moreover, the brake system has been sized to handle the car’s power output, and it is identified by its silver brake callipers.
The front end features black fins. The model badge at the rear identifies it as a Cayenne S. According to the official press release, the 2013 Cayenne S Diesel will hit the market in January 2013 and will cost 77,684 euros in Germany – including 19 per cent VAT and country-specific features.