Styling changes are meant to significantly improve aerodynamic efficiency with new, narrow headlights featuring ‘projector-beam’ units on Cayenne and Cayenne S. Revised front air intakes improve cooling and, as a result, engine performance. The wheel arches are more heavily contoured, and the rear of every Cayenne now includes a diffuser-style apron and new roof spoiler.
The new Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo have been given more powerful, direct petrol injection engines. These Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) power units lower the fuel consumption of individual models by more than 8%.
An option on all models is the new Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabiliser system, reducing body roll during cornering and counterbalances it wherever possible. From a driver’s perspective, the result is improved handling and agility, greater directional stability and ride comfort. When off-road, the system improves traction.
The Cayenne with the V6 engine gains an increase in displacement from 3.2 to 3.6 litres which, combined with the advantages of direct fuel injection, delivers a 40 bhp power increase. Additionally, the torque of the engine has climbed to 385 Newton metres (Nm) from 310Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 141mph. This compares with 9.1 seconds and 133mph respectively for the prior model. The Cayenne is priced from £37,100.
The Cayenne S now features a larger 4.8 litre, naturally-aspirated V8 engine producing 500Nm (previously 420Nm) of torque and power output rises by 45bhp to 385bhp. These higher figures translate into a 0-62mph time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 157mph (previous model: 6.8 seconds and 150mph.) The Cayenne S is priced from £46,610. The new Cayenne Turbo has an engine output of 50bhp higher than that of its predecessor.
The new 4.8 litre eight-cylinder engine, boosted by twin exhaust-driven turbochargers, now produces 500bhp and 700Nm (previously 620). The Turbo can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 171mph. (Previous model: 5.6 seconds and 165mph.) The Cayenne Turbo is priced from £74,650.