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2013 Porsche Cayenne: Diesel

Published July 13, 2012

The Porsche Cayenne series came to the surface as an ice breaker when in 2002 it set forth to be the first series of “sport utility vehicles” that actually was as sporty as it is presented to the people. Over the years, several improvements have been offered shaping into what is sought as the future of the series- the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
With a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine to add to the current V6, V8 and hybrid offerings, the Cayenne promises a comfort filled ride for all. To carry forward this goal, Porsche decided to shift its focus to all round efficient performance that an out-of-the-cage untamed monster. This is the exact reason why the renowned car manufacturer chose a diesel powered engine over its petrol counterpart.

Thanks to its 240 hp (179 kW / 243 PS) engine that offers 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque, the diesel powered 2013 Porsche Cayenne still manages a top speed of 135 mph, picking up 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.  In terms of weight, it can tow up to 7716 lbs (3500 kg) which however surfaces as an overall drop in its cargo carrying capacity.

The Cayenne manages to return 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city, averaging to 23 mpg overall. This means it will be spot on in terms of fuel economy, which serves as a great option in the long run. This is however rusted with the comparatively lower valued top speed we mentioned earlier.

All models are equipped with an all-wheel drive and an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox. The car is also very clean in burning diesel thanks to the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. In addition, an AdBlue tank further helps keep the environment green by cleaning the residual NOx emissions.

The 2013 model of the Cayenne carries a new white paint option along with a 2 tone natural leather interior with Black roof rail mouldings. Featuring automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors, the 5 seater also carries LCD display and dedicated air panels for the rear passenger. Comfort has been thoroughly thought of, and all rear as well as front seats adjust right according to your sitting posture for ultimate soothing appeal to the mind.

However, in what appears to be a show spoiler, the Cayenne carries a price tag starting from $55,750 making it overpriced with all its available options.

With all said and done, the Porsche Cayenne Diesel features a unique comfortable ride for both the family oriented and sport loving enthusiasts willing to empty their pockets to grab this beauty. It is enticing enough to be driven for a test drive right when it hits the stores; and to mention that, there will be few who would be willing not to buy it once they do!

 

 

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