Porsche Cayenne S Diesel revealed

27 Sep, 2012 2:01pm

New V8 diesel for the Porsche Cayenne, priced from £58,243

Porsche has revealed a new addition to the Cayenne line-up: the S Diesel model.

It’s powered by a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel and sits above the standard Cayenne Diesel, which is powered by a 3.0-litre V6. Power is 378bhp versus the V6’s 242bhp.

More impressive is the 850Nm torque figure, which eclipses even the 700Nm claimed by the flagship Turbo. It isn’t as fast as the Turbo, with 0-62mph taking 5.7 seconds, but two seconds quicker than the V6 diesel. Top speed is 157mph.

With the help of a stop-start system – a world-first for a V8-powered diesel SUV – fuel economy stands at 34mpg, while the car emits 218g/km of CO2.

That fuel consumption helps the Cayenne S Diesel manage an impressive range of 745 miles from its 100-litre fuel tank.

The newcomer wears a Cayenne S badge at the back and ‘diesel’ badges on the front wings. It’s also got larger brakes and silver brake calipers – a trademark feature of all Cayennes with V8 power.

The Cayenne S Diesel will land in UK showrooms in January, with prices starting from £58,243.

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Surely both the Audi Q7 4.2 V8 TDI and the VW Touareg 4.2 TDI have both had stop start in a diesel V8 SUV for some time now?

The question arises as to what that huge lump of metal up front will do to the until now amazing handling (for a barge). I would think that the "normal" diesel would be adequate for day-to-day tasks.

Love them or hate them, the Porsche Cayenne has more class than a Range Rover Sport.

There are some pointless cars in the world and this has got to be it

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