Porsche's New Diesel Powered Cayenne SUV Heading To The Geneva Motor Show
February 19, 2009
Porsche's new diesel-powered SUV will join the latest version of its thoroughbred sports at the Geneva Motor Show, the company announced today. The GT3's planned appearance isn't new information (see our story here), but we're intrigued to see the oil-burning Cayenne.
As reported, the Cayenne Diesel uses a 3.0-liter V-6, sourced from the upcoming Q7 TDI, and produces 240 hp and over 405 lb-ft of torque. Even more impressive than the torque figure is the average fuel economy: Porsche cites consumption at 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers, which should translate to 25 mpg, and a 0-62 time of 8.3 seconds. Pricing for the European model begins at 47,250 euro (equal to $60,000 at today's exchange rates), with plans still underway for its introduction to other markets outside of the EU, which, of course, could mean the U.S.
Look for our coverage on the newest additions to the Porsche lineup during the Geneva Motor Show press days, March 3-4.