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New Porsche Cayenne For 2007


4th December, 2006


2007 Porsche Cayenne S

The Cayenne is starting a new chapter in its story: four years after the modelís launch Porsche is presenting the second generation of its SUV. The new Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models have been given more powerful engines. These are known at Porsche as Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and they lower the fuel consumption of individual models by over eight percent. In real driving conditions, savings of up to 15 percent are possible. The new Cayenne will be in European Porsche showrooms from February 2007. An Australian release seems reasonable in mid-2007.

The basic version of this SUV has a 29 kW power enhancement and is now driven by a 213-kW six-cylinder engine, the displacement of which has increased from 3.2 to 3.6 litres. The torque of the Cayenne has climbed from 310 to 385 Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of 227 km/h. The previous model managed 9.1 seconds and 214 km/h.

Thanks to new direct petrol injection and the introduction of VarioCam Plus valve control, the Cayenne S, now with an even bigger 4.8-litre, naturally aspirated V8 engine, produces a torque of 500 Nm (previously 420 Nm) and an output of 283 kW, an increase of 33kW. These higher figures translate into a 0-100 time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 252 km/h. (Previous model: 6.8 seconds and 242 km/h.) The performance figures for the new Cayenne Turbo are also impressive, with an engine output 37 kW higher than that of its predecessor. The new eight-cylinder engine, driven by a twin exhaust-gas turbocharger, produces 368 kW and 700 Nm (previously 620 Nm). This Turbo can cover 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 275 km/h. (Previous model: 5.6 seconds and 266 km/h.)

As before, optimum power transmission is ensured by Porsche Traction Management (PTM) which, in standard operating mode, distributes engine power between the rear and front wheels in a ratio of 62:38. The multi-disc clutch can direct up to 100 percent of drive traction to the front or rear as required.

The Cayenne Turbo is fitted with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with air suspension as standard. This variant can now be augmented with the new Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabiliser system. This constant roll control, also available for the Cayenne and Cayenne S, limits vehicle roll on corners and counterbalances it completely in almost all driving situations. The Cayenne thus offers significant improvements in terms of handling, directional stability and ride comfort. When off-road, the system enables maximum axle articulation and improves traction.

Porsche Stability Management (PSM), with its brake assist function, advanced trailer stabilisation system and off-road ABS, comes as standard on all Cayenne models. These functions improve the brakesí reaction speed, markedly reduce the yawing which can affect vehicles when towing and optimise braking performance on loose ground. Whatís more, with static and, for the first time, dynamic bend lighting, the bi-xenon headlamps fitted as standard to the Cayenne Turbo increase active safety. The system, which can also be ordered for the Cayenne and Cayenne S, is activated as soon a speed of three kilometers per hour has been reached.

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