The most successful model from the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has been relaunched as a completely new development, combining even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality.
The new Cayenne’s powerful turbo engines, new 8-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems, and innovative display/control concept with total connectivity will take both sport and comfort to the next level.
At the market launch of the latest Porsche SUV, there are two newly developed 6-cylinder engines to choose from: the Cayenne’s 340bhp 3-litre V6 turbo engine delivers 40bhp more than the previous model, while the 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine in the Cayenne S, which reaches speeds of up to 265km/h, brings it up to 440bhp, an increase of 20bhp. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne S accelerates from zero to 100km/h in less than 5 seconds.
The Cayenne is based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car. The third edition of the SUV, which has also been enhanced visually, now has mixed tyres and rear-axle steering for the first time. In addition to these typical sports car features, the on-road capabilities are further improved by active all-wheel-drive as standard, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system.
Despite its significantly extended standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs up to 65kg less than its predecessor and remains perfectly suited to off-road use.
Read our review of Porsche’s previous-generation Cayenne GTS.