All new Porsche Cayenne boasts an athletic appearance and powerful driving performance due to new styling cues and engineering developments. Two models will be offered the Cayenne and Cayenne S. Both are powered by turbocharged six-cylinder engines.
The Cayenne uses a 3.0-liter single-turbo V6 making 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds (or 5.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). The new Cayenne is also capable of running the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds or 14.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono package, and it is able to reach a top track speed of 152 mph. The Cayenne S uses a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 440 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. It is able to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds (or 4.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package) and continue on toward a top track speed of 164 mph. The Cayenne S quarter mile times drop to 13.3 seconds (or 13.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono package).
A newly-developed eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission ensures improved comfort and quicker response times in its lower gear range for better performance both on- and off-road, while an intentionally long eighth gear allows for relaxed cruising. Driver-selectable transmission programming further enhances how the vehicle handles on varied terrain. The third-generation Cayenne has a newly-developed lighter weight chassis that contributes to an overall weight savings of up to 143 lbs.
The new body also uses an intelligent combination of alloy and steel. The exterior is made almost entirely of aluminum as are the floorpan assembly, front section, and virtually all the chassis components. One particular technical highlight is the innovative lithium-ion polymer starter battery, which alone accounts for a weight saving of 22 lbs.
The new car retains a strong visual connection to its predecessors, however it features new horizontal light edges that create a wider, more athletic appearance as do enlarged air intakes in the front fascia. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 114 inches, while overall length increases slightly to 194 inches and width (with side mirrors folded) is 78 inches.
The visitor of the IAA in Frankfurt (September 16 – September 24, 2017), will be able to experience the new vehicle. The 2019 Cayenne and Cayenne S models are available to order with a base of $65,700 and $82,900 respectively, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fees. They will reach U.S. dealers midway through 2018.