A 4.2-litre eight-cylinder engine with biturbo charging making 382 hp and a maximum torque of 850 Nm will propel this Cayenne S from 0-100 in 5.7 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 252 kph. Start/stop, a first on a any V8 diesel SUV allows the Cayenne S to deliver a fuel efficiency of close to 12 kpl, translating to a 1200 km journey on the optional 100 L tank.
The Cayenne S Diesel gets PTM active all-wheel drive, Porsche’s tech that makes the Cayenne S feel like a rear wheel driven vehicle. There’s also the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) available as an option.
The Cayenne S Diesel has a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 metric tonnes. The brakes have been worked on, to handle the increased power output and the Cayenne S Diesel flaunts the difference with silver brake callipers. The black fins at the front end and the diesel badges at the front end of the wings complete the ensemble.
The Cayenne S Diesel will launch in the market in January 2013 and will start at $ 83,757. Autoblog reports the Cayenne S Diesel won’t be heading to the USA though.