Posted on: Sep 12, 2012
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Porsche Releases Cayenne S Diesel


A diesel truck that does 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. Where do we sign up?
As the six-cylinder Cayenne Diesel is finally introduced to the US market, Porsche has unveiled a new, more powerful diesel-powered version of the popular luxury SUV. Packing a 4.2-liter turbodiesel V8, the new Cayenne S Diesel offers up a solid 382 horsepower but a monstrous 626 lb-ft of torque. That's a significant jump on the existing Cayenne Diesel's numbers: 142 hp and 220 lb-ft, to be precise, translating to a 0-62 mph time of 5.7 seconds and a 157 mph top speed.

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That's not too shabby for diesel truck, all that while returning 28 mpg on the US combined cycle and emitting just 218 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer, helped along by a stop/start system. The Porsche Cayenne S Diesel can also tow 3,500 kg and can be driven for almost 750 miles on a single (albeit optional 100 liter) tank of gas. Porsche claims the new V8 diesel, earmarked to join the Panamera lineup in 2013, has a distinctive sound akin to its traditional V8 gasoline units. As you would expect of a Porsche 'S' model, the Cayenne S Diesel comes with a host of performance upgrades.
Look for bigger brakes identified by the silver brake calipers, a rear-biased all-wheel drive system with optional torque vectoring and new intakes up front.

Following its world debut in Paris this month, the new Cayenne S Diesel will go on sale in Europe in January 2013 priced at 77,684 Euros. If the time it took to bring the six-pot Cayenne Diesel over is anything to go by, don't expect this new addition to arrive Stateside anytime soon.

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by Adam Lynton
Porsche Releases Cayenne S Diesel
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