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.