Tuesday, 17 April 2012


According to the US magazine Car & Driver, Porsche is preparing to enter the world of super diesel-powered SUVs. A reported Cayenne S Diesel is being mooted as the next derivative in the Cayenne lineup. Exactly what kind of machine it will be, and what engine can be expected, is unknown at this point.

What we do know however, is that sister brand Audi already has a stonking super SUV diesel in the mould of a Q7 V12 TDI. That mad motor develops 368kW and a creamy 1000Nm of torque. IN4RIDE tested it at Gauteng altitude back in 2010 and returned a 0 – 100km/h of 5.6 seconds.

A newer engine also exists in the VW Group. The V8 TDI found in the Touareg and A8 pulls out 258kW and 800Nm. Both would be quite suitable we reckon, although Porsche might want to add extra power on them. Depending on the final configuration, its direct rivals could either be the aforementioned VW stablemates, or the new BMW X5 M50d with 280kW and 740Nm.

1 comment:

Neil Swanepoel said...

Performance and frugality. What a brand hey