German luxury auto manufacturer Porsche unveiled a new addition to its super-successful SUV series: the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. First revealed at the Beijing Auto Show last year, the latest edition sits somewhere between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo.
The Cayenne Diesel is reported to be the best performing ‘non-turbo’ in the Cayenne range. While it is faster than the S edition it is still marginally slower than the Turbo edition with an optimum speed of 261 km/h. Still, the ‘family car’ boasts an impressive track time of 0-95 km/h in 5 seconds flat. Powered by a beastly 4.8 liter, V8 engine the luxury SUV packs a powerful 420 hp and comes fully-equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission
The Cayenne Diesel looks remarkably similar to the Cayenne Turbo, except it’s a lot more curvaceous. It sits 24mm lower than the Cayenne S and is reminiscent of a tiger crouched in the bushes, ready to ambush its prey. Moreover, the Diesel edition comes standard with high-gloss black window frames, a double-wing roof spoiler, broad fenders, bi-Xenon headlights and a sports exhaust with black exhaust tips.
Its plush interior comprises of leather racing seats with a faux suede trim. Bluetooth-ready, the latest model features a Bose surround sound system that can be connected to your iPod with an in-built iPod dock. Optional upgrades include navigation, a sunroof, a heated windshield and a host of different wheel, paint and upholstery options.
The Diesel is expected to hit showrooms sometime later this month. For the first time ever, a Cayenne offers Porsche’s Sport Chrono package. That means the Cayenne Diesel has much sportier handling features making the latest edition significantly more agile than its predecessors.
It will be priced at around $83,000.