A sporty all-rounder with enhanced performance and comfort
The new Porsche Cayenne in brief
The Porsche Cayenne is the epitome of the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). The third generation offers a significantly increased performance range. The completely redeveloped Cayenne is even closer to its roots as a Porsche sports car than its predecessor, boasting intelligent lightweight construction, powerful drives, exceptional driving dynamics and smart driver assistance systems. All of this is combined with outstanding handling on any terrain, improved comfort and greater suitability for everyday use. The concept has proved a bestseller: since its market launch in 2002, Porsche has delivered over 770,000 Cayenne units.
The starting line-up is comprised of three models. With its 404 kW (550 hp) biturbo eight-cylinder engine and the driving dynamics of a sports car, the Cayenne Turbo is heading up the new Cayenne generation. In figures: The car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (or 3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), and achieves a top speed of 286 km/h. The Cayenne S is powered by a 2.9-litre, 324 kW (440 hp) biturbo-charged V6 engine. From a standing start, the Cayenne S reaches 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, this is reduced to 4.9 seconds. The maximum speed is 265 km/h. The Cayenne with six-cylinder turbo engine and a displacement of three litres delivers 250 kW (340 hp) of power, That means that even the standard model achieves outstanding driving performance. The Cayenne accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds, or just 5.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, and achieves a top speed of 245 km/h.
Redeveloped with innovative technologies
All of the core components of the Cayenne are new developments. More powerful and efficient engines combine with the new eight-speed Tiptronic S to spontaneously convert the driver’s desires into acceleration, traction and best-in-class performance. Thanks to its sports car genes, the new lightweight chassis construction delivers excellent driving dynamics that surpass expectations for this segment. New technologies such as 4D Chassis Control, rear axle steering, three-chamber air suspension, electric 48-volt roll stabilisation and the tungsten-carbide-coated high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) play a key role in this performance. The Cayenne Turbo also brings Porsche Active Aerodynamics to this market segment, with an adaptive roof spoiler and new air brake technology for even sportier driving performance and enhanced safety. These systems also set the vehicle even further apart by achieving a level of driving comfort closer to that of a high-end saloon. Going offroad is even easier, too, as the driver can now choose between five pre-programmed drive and chassis modes, depending on the terrain.
Digital networking: Porsche Advanced Cockpit and new Porsche Communication Management
With this new generation, the Cayenne is writing a new chapter in the relationship between the driver and vehicle. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit integrates display and control elements in a single, harmonious design. The centre console with Direct Touch Control and the new 12.3-inch touch display of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system act as the driver’s interface to all vehicle functions.
The new Cayenne comes fully networked and connected as standard. The extensive range of new features and services include Amazon Music, the smart home app Nest and Radio Plus, which offers a combination of conventional reception and online streaming. The new Cayenne also offers online navigation including real-time traffic information, an LTE telephone module with integrated SIM card, mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface, intelligent online voice control, a Wifi hotspot, four USB ports, new Porsche Connect services with up to two years' membership included (between 12 and 24 months in Germany, depending on the service) and Apple® CarPlay. Drivers can access a wide variety of digital features and services via the new and simplified Porsche Connect App.
The new infotainment system is intuitive to operate and is designed with the ever-increasing degree of connectivity between customers and their vehicles in mind. At the same time, the new PCM brings the next level of customisation, enabling the configuration of up to six individual profiles. As well as a large number of interior settings, a profile is used to store specifications for lights, driving programmes and assistance systems.