PTM comprises an active all-wheel drive system with an electronically variable, map-controlled multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). The electronically controlled multi-plate clutch helps to ensure optimum distribution of force between the permanently driven rear axle and the front axle. The driving conditions are continuously monitored to enable the system to respond to a variety of situations. During cornering, the required level of engine torque is distributed to the front wheels to provide excellent lateral stability. The result: perfect distribution of drive torque at all times.
Using the main off-road control on the center console, you can select one of up to three modes (depending on the model) for improving the off-road capability or revert the setting to normal road driving. In Off-road Mode 1, the maps for all relevant systems, e.g. ABS, are adapted to provide optimum traction. In addition, High Level 1 is selected on vehicles featuring air suspension with PASM. The air suspension can also be raised further to High Level II to increase the approach/departure angle and wading depth.
Thanks to a particularly wide ratio spread, the 8-speed Tiptronic S lowers fuel consumption – and increases comfort and dynamic agility. The low engine speeds in the higher gears reduce the noise level inside the vehicle. The 8-speed Tiptronic S shifts gear automatically and adapts to your individual driving style. New features include the extended auto start/stop function. This cuts the engine not only when the vehicle stops, but also if you are approaching traffic lights, for example.
The precise lines make it evident that this is a sports car with character and stature. The sporty side contouring and wheels with attractive styling serve to emphasize the car’s dynamics. An impression that is confirmed by the daytime running lights featuring four LED spotlights fitted as standard, as well as the LED taillights and integrated tailpipes.
Every detail has been used to highlight what matters most to you: the sporting credibility that only a Porsche can offer. That is our design DNA. The result is clear: distinctive appeal. The Cayenne gives the term ‘enthusiasm’ a face.
The wheels on the Cayenne models are designed for sports performance. Optional for all models, we offer a selection of wheels in a range of sizes up to 21 inches. These include the 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheel with wheel arch extension, which brings both performance and refinement to the road.
LED technology is used for all functions on the newly designed rear light modules. For an ultrafast response and greater luminance. The high-level third brake light is integrated into the roof spoiler.
The daytime running lights with four LED spotlights have been integrated into the LED main headlights*. In the daytime they make you more visible to other road users.
* Standard on the Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo S.
Intelligent lightweight construction has been integral to the Porsche identity since the very beginning. It is economical thanks to the high proportion of aluminum, plastics and high-strength sheet steel used. This is substantially more stable and lighter than conventional steel. It is also ecological because all materials utilized are meticulously selected. We use only innovative and environmentally friendly components. This also includes a reduction in the variety of plastics. Recycled plastics are used where they meet our exacting technical requirements. As a result, the Cayenne models are around 95% recyclable today.
Soft-close doors are available for all Cayenne models. A closing mechanism integrated in each door helps to ensure comfortable closing of all four doors.
When you take to the wheel of a Porsche, you are not just a driver. You are part of something bigger. Part of an overall concept. An idea. One that has its roots in motor racing. This is where we learnt how important it is to bring the car and driver together as closely as possible. That’s why the interior of the Cayenne SUV is virtually built around you. Everything you need is within easy reach. Practical and exclusively designed to suit your needs.
Lane Change Assist monitors the area behind the vehicle and the blind spot using radar sensors. At speeds above 18 mph, the system alerts the driver of a vehicle in the blind spot or approaching quickly from behind via a visual signal from the exterior mirrors. This enhances comfort, particularly when driving on the motorway. However, Lane Change Assist does not actively intervene in the controlling of the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.
The system uses a radar sensor in the central air intake to monitor the road up to 650 feet ahead. If you approach another vehicle that is travelling slower than your selected cruising speed, the system slows the engine or gently applies the brakes. This continues until the distance that you have preset is maintained. If heavier braking is required, the driver has to actively intervene. When the vehicle in front decelerates further, adaptive cruise control will continue to reduce your speed – even down to a Stop. The integrated Stop & Go function automatically applies the brakes and then drives off again in congested traffic. The integrated Porsche Active Safe (PAS) visually and audibly warns the driver that intervention is necessary in the event of a sudden decrease in distance and briefly tugs on the brakes.
PTV Plus is a system for enhancing driving dynamics and stability. Operating in conjunction with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, it works by varying the torque distribution to the rear wheels. Depending on the steering angle and steering speed, accelerator pedal position, yaw rate and vehicle speed, PTV Plus optimizes steering response and precision by selectively applying brake pressure to the left or right rear wheel.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Engine layout||Front Engine / All wheel drive|
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||V engine / 8|
|@ rpm||6000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.5 : 1|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||85.2 in. (78.7 in.)|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.36|
|Curb weight||4817 lbs.|
|Towing capacity (braked / unbraked)||7716 lbs./1653 lbs.|
|Top Track Speed||173 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.2 sec|
|Luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded)||23.66 cu.-ft. (60.21 cu.-ft.)|
|Fuel tank||26.4 gal.|
|Fuel Consumption||Tiptronic S|
|City (estimate)||14 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||21 mpg|