2015 Porsche Cayenne revealed, coming to UAE & GCC in October
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been revealed, receiving a minor facelift and engine upgrades. The new generation Cayenne will launch in five versions: Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and, for the first time, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. The base V6 Cayenne is missing, but might be introduced later. The Cayenne S drops its V8 for a turbo V6, while the GTS is taking a likely-temporary hiatus.
The 2015 Cayenne gets a new front fascia, similar to the design of the Porsche Macan. The rear also gets new design taillamps and exhaust pipes.
In the interior, a new multifunction sport steering wheel featuring shift paddles is fitted as standard. Optional seat ventilation is now available for the first time.
The Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a lithium-ion traction battery with an all-electric driving range of 18 to 36 km. The power of the electric motor has been more than doubled: from 47 hp to 95 hp. The combined fuel consumption is now 3.4 l/100 km. The 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine (333 hp) and the electric motor (95 hp) produce a combined system power of 416 hp at 5,500 rpm and a total system torque of 590 Nm. Acceleration from 0-100 kph is accomplished in 5.9 seconds to a top speed of 243 kph. The maximum speed in all-electric mode is 125 kph.
The new Porsche-developed 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine of the Cayenne S returns fuel consumption between 9.5 and 9.8 l/100 km. This represents one litre less than with the previous V8 engine. The biturbo V6 develops a maximum power of 420 hp at 6,000 rpm, a gain of 20 hp, and torque of 550 Nm, a gain of 50 Nm. With its standard eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the Cayenne S accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 5.5 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the previous Cayenne S. The vehicle’s top speed is 259 kph.
The Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-litre bi-turbo V8 engine that produces 520 hp and 750 Nm of torque. This lets the Cayenne Turbo accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds. Its top speed is 279 kph. Fuel consumption is 11.5 l/100 km.
The 3.0-litre V6 engine in the Cayenne Diesel produces 245 hp and has a fuel consumption of 7.7 l/100 km. Thanks to 550 Nm of torque, the car can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 7.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 218 kph. The 4.2-litre V8 engine of the Cayenne S Diesel produces 385 hp and a torque of 850 Nm. From a standstill, it reaches 100 kph in 5.4 seconds. Its top speed is 252 kph with fuel consumption of 8.0 l/100 km.
The first vehicles will arrive in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE by October 2014.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Porsche Cayenne buyer guide.