If you happen to kind the phrases “money” and “cow” into Google Translate, you get “Goldesel,” however you would additionally simply say Porsche Cayenne. Because the ground-breaking and as soon as controversial (“How dare they make a worthwhile automobile everybody needs to purchase???”) Cayenne got here out in 2003, Porsche has offered over 760,000 of them worldwide, many at sticker costs bumping up in opposition to 100 grand. These good at math, and even these not good at math, can see that provides as much as a giant pile of euro/greenback/yuan.
No shock, then, that Porsche put numerous thought into the most recent Cayenne SUV. The brand new Cayenne is wider, longer, decrease and lighter than the mannequin it replaces.
“The automotive is rather more athletic,” stated Detlev von Platen, Porsche’s board member answerable for gross sales and advertising and marketing.
When it launches within the U.S. in June 2018, consumers will get a alternative of two V6 fashions. Energy figures are up to date right here from yesterday’s German specs to the SAE figures we use within the U.S. Thus, the single-turbo Three.Zero-liter V6 mannequin produces 335 SAE hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Yesterday we quoted the German press launch that listed energy on the metric “340 hp.” That’s slightly below 40 extra hp than the earlier entry-model Cayenne. The dual-turbo V6 Cayenne is definitely 2.9 liters in displacement and produces 434 SAE hp, slightly below 20 greater than the earlier mannequin. The only-turbo mannequin will get to 62 mph (not 60) in 5.6 seconds in the event you get the Sport Chrono package deal, 5.9 seconds with out it. The dual-turbo does it in four.6/four.9 seconds.
Gallery: 2019 Porsche Cayenne
The eight-speed Tiptronic transmission has what Porsche describes as “shorter response occasions and sportier ratios.” There may be additionally a taller eighth gear for extra snug freeway cruising. It has 5 driving modes: on-road, mud, gravel, sand and rocks. The default mode is on-road. All Cayenne fashions will include energetic all-wheel drive managed by Porsche Traction Administration.
One factor that can make the brand new SUV “extra athletic” is its 48-volt electrical system, which guarantees faster reactions from the electrical energy steering, rear steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Management. Porsche says its 4D Chassis Management System “works in actual time, optimizing dealing with.” An air-suspension system utilizing three-chamber airbags can be obtainable. The rear-steer system is actuated electrically by way of a motor mounted on the aft finish of the rear axle. Whereas it’s just like rear-steer techniques on the 911 and Panamera, it has been calibrated particularly for the Cayenne.
An alternative choice is Porsche Floor Coated Brakes, which coat iron discs with tungsten carbide for higher stopping. One benefit of this method is the mirrorlike end of the discs, which seems to be cool along with stopping higher.
The physique panels are all-aluminum, which, mixed with optimized use of high-strength metal within the chassis and even a brand new lithium-ion polymer battery, saved 143 kilos on common in comparison with the earlier V6 Cayennes.
As for exterior styling, it’s not radically totally different from the primary two Cayennes. In truth, you may not be capable to choose the brand new one out of a lineup.
“Our fundamental objective was to sharpen the Cayenne much more,” defined Porsche’s VP of styling Michael Mauer.
Inside is what they’re calling the Porsche Superior Cockpit. It’s centered on a brand new 12.Three-inch full-HD touchscreen and runs the most recent era of Porsche Communication Administration software program from final yr’s Panamera. It presents the whole lot from on-line companies, web, real-time site visitors and voice management.
Whereas solely these two V6 fashions shall be obtainable at launch, von Platen stated to search for the V8 Turbo Cayenne on the Frankfurt auto present in a pair weeks and a plug-in hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid “subsequent yr.” He additionally stated the Turbo S mannequin technique for Panamera and Cayenne has moved towards combining the Turbo with a hybrid system to make the Turbo S by-product. So Cayennes will get extra enjoyable to drive within the subsequent yr, for certain.