Porsche Upgrades 2011 Porsche Cayenne Lineup, Turbo Hits 540HP
The Stuttgart based automotive giant, Porsche, has refreshed its 2011 Porsche Cayenne model lineup, upgrading the SUV’s diesel engine as well adding additional sumptuous modifications to the vehicles. The three Porsche iconic Cayenne variants – the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo now receive impressive performance upgrades with new features, a new Powerkit and lots more.
Just like the Panamera Turbo, the powerkit for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo bumps up the maximum power by 40 hp thus hitting a clean 540 hp. The maximum torque gets kicked up by 50 Nm and now measures upto 750 Nm. The powerful 4.8-liter V8 thus runs the SUV 0.1 s faster with the sprint performance reaching 4.6 seconds for the 0 to 100 km (62 mph) run, and top speed scaling up by 4 km/h to reach 281 km/h (176 mph). According to the company, inspite of these changes, the fuel economy ratings cling on to the 11.5 liters/100 km (20.45 mpg) mark.
Amongst the other technical upgrades for the car, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Porsche Exclusive adds blacked-out bi-xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), tinted LED rear lights and quad sports tailpipes. The interiors receive a decorative stitching and leather package with the exclusive wood treatment. The new stainless steel and carbon door sill guards and a milled aluminium Tiptronic-S gear selector lever complete the list.
Coming along are also subtle upgrades to the Porsche Cayenne Diesel, whose 3.0 liter V6 oil-burner now gives additional 5 PS of output for a total of 245 PS / 242 bhp. The car now sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, 0.2 faster than the previous model. Also the top speed gets modest bump of 2 km/h totaling to 220 km/h (137 mph).
Last but not the least; the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid receives some modifications to the hybrid manager that enable the car to begin driving-off from a cold start at low speeds on electric power alone. The Porsche Exclusive options are up on the cards along as well.
The pricing details are yet to be revealed.