The Cayenne generation of engines has been redeveloped completely from scratch and they now offer even greater power and torque. Combined with a further improvement in efficiency.
Let's start with the first two new creations: the 250 kW (340 hp) turbocharged V6 engine in the Cayenne and the twin-turbo V6 engine in the Cayenne S, which produces 324 kW (440 hp). On both drive units, the turbocharger is positioned in between the cylinder banks. This reduces the distance that the exhaust stream has to travel to reach the respective turbo – delivering a more rapid response. The engines are also equipped with VarioCam Plus: a system that adjusts the camshafts and valve lift.
For efficiency, all engines also come with electrical system recuperation, thermal management and the auto start/stop function with coasting function.
Another essential platform for enhanced efficiency and further improved performance: Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). PAA actively manipulates the aerodynamic behavior of the car, e.g., by controlling numerous flaps integrated into the air intakes.
The 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine in the Cayenne
The efficient 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine in the Cayenne is equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger positioned between the cylinder banks and produces 250 kW (340 hp). The maximum torque of 333.1 lb.ft. is achieved between 1,340 and 5,300 rpm.
The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine in the Cayenne S
The newly developed 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine in the Cayenne S produces a mighty 324 kW (440 hp), making it 15 kW (20 hp) more powerful than the engine in the predecessor model – despite a reduction in fuel consumption. Torque: 405 lb.ft. at 1,800–5,500 rpm.
New to the Cayenne is the integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control. It centrally analyzes the driving situation in all three spatial dimensions, e.g., pitch, roll and yaw. From this data, it computes the optimum driving states and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time.
Adaptive air suspension
Adaptive air suspension enhances both driving dynamics and comfort at the same time. The use of three-chamber technology makes it possible to enjoy an even better combination of comfort and sportiness because the spring rate is adjusted to suit the driving mode and situation. The air suspension also features a self-leveling function to keep the vehicle level constant, PASM and a ride-height adjustment capability – so that you can actively vary the ground clearance as the need arises.
Optional rear-axle steering is available for the Cayenne models for the first time. It enhances performance and everyday practicality in equal measure. During low-speed maneuvers, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This has the virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase. The turning radius is reduced, agility is increased and parking becomes noticeably easier to manage. During high-speed maneuvers, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This virtual extension of the wheelbase increases driving stability.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
PDCC is an active roll stabilization system. It registers the lateral inclination of the body induced by cornering from the very outset and acts to suppress it. The system also reduces the lateral instability of the vehicle on uneven ground. What's new is the inclusion of electromechanical anti-roll bars. These respond faster than their hydraulic equivalents and work more efficiently. The result: improved performance.
The customary identifying features are there to be seen, including the strongly emphasized front panels, the long, downward sloping hood and with its power dome, and the characteristic three-piece air intakes, which are even larger and more dominant.
The front end is new and commands a very imposing presence. At the side, the sharpened contouring of the roof, which descends sleekly all the way back to the roof spoiler, catches the eye. So do the newly styled doors and new wheels up to 21 inches in size. The rear has been completely restyled. Attention is drawn directly to the succinct light strip, which stretches the full width of the rear. The taillights are designed with cutting-edge, precise LED technology.
Exquisite, sporty, ergonomic. Not least thanks to the low-profile, conspicuously wide dashboard and the ascending center console for swift hand movements from the multifunction Sports steering wheel to the gear selector.
The interior is practically built around the driver, and is absolutely driver-centric as a result. The same applies to the seats: Sporty with a capital ‘S’. And it also applies to the newly styled rear seats, each one of which induces motorsport sensations. Without having to sacrifice comfort.
New in all Cayenne models: the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept. The center console with Direct Touch Control has a surface in glass look featuring touch-sensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions. In between: the compact gear selector. Above the center console is Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which features a full-HD 12-inch touchscreen display and includes an online navigation module for intuitive operation. Behind the multifunction Sports steering wheel is the new instrument cluster. To the right and left of the customary Porsche analog tachometer are two high-resolution display screens that visualize virtual instruments, maps and other information as required.
Available as an option, the colored ambient lighting – new in the Cayenne – enriches the interior with clever light accents. You can choose from a variety of color schemes for any mood and even change the light intensity to suit your preference.
All models impress with strengths typical of every Cayenne: spaciousness, great versatility and an array of carefully selected materials.
BOSE Surround Sound System
BOSE® Surround Sound System features a fourteen channel amplifier and offers a total output of 710 watts. Fourteen loudspeakers including a separate subwoofer ensure a balanced, faithfully reproduced acoustic pattern. BOSE® SoundTrue® enhancement technology delivers even greater better audio quality and dynamics for compressed file formats such as MP3. The patented AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology continuously measures the ambient noise inside the vehicle and adapts music playback automatically so that a consistent sound is maintained.
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System
Quiet, please, as we introduce a total output of 1,455 watts, 21 individually controlled loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 400-watt class D digital amplifier, two-way center system and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,500 cm2 (152.6 cu in). Special air motion transformer tweeters have been used for unmistakably fine, clear and undistorted high-frequency sound reproduction with excellent level stability.
All loudspeaker housings are perfectly matched and deliver superior bass foundation, definition and precision. The result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume. Particularly impressive is the new 3D sound experience, created by the loudspeakers integrated into the roof pillars and by the use of a special Auro 3D algorithm. The Sound Enhancer optimizes the quality of music in compressed data format. The system also blends impeccably into the overall interior aesthetic thanks to the Burmester® loudspeaker trims in the doors.
Services and smartphone apps*
With Porsche Connect, you have access to useful services and functions that can help you before, during and after your journey in your Cayenne.
Control them with ease using the Porsche Connect app, PCM or My Porsche. In addition to Online Navigation with real time traffic or the new Porsche Connect app, there are more than 20 additional services and apps available.
Ready to assist is the new Voice Pilot, your online voice control service, so that you can keep your eyes on the road and traffic at all times. Simply say where you want to go. A sightseeing attraction at your destination, for example. Voice Pilot understands without you having to enter address details.
*The models featured in this publication are approved for road use in Germany. Some items of equipment are available as extra-cost options only. The availability of models and options may vary from market to market due to local restrictions and regulations.
Thanks to its support for Apple® CarPlay, Porsche Connect enables you to use the apps of your iPhone® even when you're in your Porsche. This means that apps such as 'Telephone', 'Music' or 'News' can be used straightforwardly and safely – via PCM or with Siri®, Apple's voice recognition interface.
Every Porsche can be configured to your preference. Porsche Connect is the same. My Porsche therefore enables you to personalize and use many of the Porsche Connect functions and services in a way that suits your particular needs.
The innovation behind this brake is the first ever combination of a cast-iron brake disc with a ceramic coating (tungsten carbide).
By comparison with an equivalent cast-iron brake disc of conventional design, PSCB offers a 30 % longer service life for the brake pad and brake disc. It comes fitted as standard to the Cayenne Turbo and is available as an option for all other Cayenne models.
Night Vision Assist provides the driver with information even beyond the range of the headlights. An infrared camera detects pedestrians, deer and other large wildlife before they are illuminated by the headlights. In combination with PDLS Plus, the marker light function briefly flashes the headlight at the pedestrian on the curbside or in the driving lane three times to alert the driver's attention.
The LED matrix beam strategically deactivates specific segments of the permanent main-beam cone. 84 individually controlled LEDs adapt to the situation ahead by switching off or dimming accordingly.
PDLS Plus comes with electronic cornering lights and an Intersection Assistant function based on navigation data. As you approach an intersection or T junction, the Intersection Assistant activates the left and right cornering lights.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Engine||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Engine layout||Front engine||Front engine||Front engine|
|Compression ratio||11.2 : 1||10.5 : 1||10.1 : 1|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust||2 intake / 2 exhaust||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Valve timing||VarioCam Plus||VarioCam Plus||VarioCam Plus|
|Bore||84.5 mm||84.5 mm||86.0 mm|
|Design and cylinders||Turbocharged V6||Twin-turbocharged V6||Twin-turbocharged V8|
|Displacement||3.0 l||2.9 l||4.0 l|
|Max. power||340 hp||440 hp||550 hp|
|@ rpm||5,300 - 6,400 rpm||5,700 - 6,600 rpm||5,750 - 6,000 rpm|
|Stroke||89.0 mm||86.0 mm||86.0 mm|
|Power-to-weight ratio||12.9 lb/hp||10.2 lb/hp||8.8 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||113.3 hp/l||151.7 hp/l||137.5 hp/l|
|Max. engine speed||6,500 rpm||6,800 rpm||6,800 rpm|
|Max. torque||331 lb-ft||405 lb-ft||567 lb-ft|
|Fuel Consumption||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|City||TBA mpg||TBA mpg||TBA mpg|
|Highway||TBA mpg||TBA mpg||TBA mpg|
|Transmission||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Drivetrain||All-wheel drive||All-wheel drive||All-wheel drive|
|Automatic transmission||8-speed Tiptronic S||8-speed Tiptronic S||8-speed Tiptronic S|
|Chassis & Suspension||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Front axle||Aluminum multi-link||Aluminum multi-link||Aluminum multi-link|
|Traction control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Stability control||Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Tires (rear)||275 / 50 ZR 19||275 / 50 ZR 19||315 / 35 ZR 21|
|Tires (front)||255 / 55 ZR 19||255 / 55 ZR 19||285 / 40 ZR 21|
|Wheels (rear)||9.5 J x 19 ET 54||9.5 J x 19 ET 54||11 J x 21 ET 58|
|Rear axle||Aluminum multi-link||Aluminum multi-link||Aluminum multi-link|
|Wheels (front)||8.5 J x 19 ET 47||8.5 J x 19 ET 47||9.5 J x 21 ET 46|
|Steering||Electromechanical power steering with variable ratio||Electromechanical power steering with variable ratio||Electromechanical power steering with variable ratio|
|Brakes||350 mm brake rotors with 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front; 330 mm brake rotors with 2-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at rear||390 mm brake rotors with 6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front; 330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at rear||415 mm brake rotors with 10-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front; 365 mm brake rotors with 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at rear|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Performance||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Top track speed||152 mph||164 mph||177 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||5.9 s||4.9 s||3.9 s|
|1/4 mile||14.4 s||13.3 s||12.4 s|
|Terrain Features||Cayenne (steel suspension)||Cayenne S (steel suspension)||Cayenne Turbo (air suspension, high level)|
|Max. wading depth||19.6 in||19.6 in||18.7 in|
|Approach / departure angle||25.2 - 22.1 °||25.2 - 22.1 °||23.3 - 20.4 °|
|Ramp break-over angle||18.7 °||18.7 °||16.7 °|
|Max. ground clearance||8.2 in||8.2 in||7.4 in (Normal level)
8.4 in (High level)
|Body||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Maximum load||1,862 lb||1,807 lb||1,674 lb|
|Curb weight||4,377 lb||4,454 lb||4,796 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||6,239 lb||6,261 lb||6,470 lb|
|Towing capacity||7,700 lb||7,700 lb||7,700 lb|
|Width (w/ mirrors)||86.4 in||86.4 in||86.4 in|
|Length||193.7 in.||193.7 in||194.0 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||78.1 in||78.1 in||78.1 in|
|Height||66.8 in||66.8 in||65.9 in|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.34 Cd||0.34 Cd||0.35 Cd|
|Wheelbase||114.0 in||114.0 in||114.0 in|
|Front track||66.2 in||66.2 in||66.5 in|
|Rear track||65.9 in||65.9 in||65.8 in|
|Turning circle||39.7 ft||39.7 ft||39.7 ft|
|Capacities||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||27.1 ft3||27.1 ft3||26.3 ft3|
|Fuel tank||23.7 gal||23.7 gal||23.7 gal|
|Rear luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded)||60.3 ft3||60.3 ft3||59.3 ft3|
|Service & Warranty||Cayenne||Cayenne S||Cayenne Turbo|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|