Porsche Cayenne Goes Diesel for the 2013 Model

Diesel fans, this one is for you. Porsche has announced the introduction of its first ever diesel car in the U.S. The new Cayenne will be powered by a turbo-diesel V6 engine, coupled with an 8-speed Triptonic transmission. This is the only available combo, so those who prefer shifting their own gears will probably stop reading this article right about here. For those of you who don’t see this as a problem, here’s a little more info.

With a permanent all-wheel drive configuration, the 2013 Cayenne is pretty powerful too, flaunting 240 horsepower and an impressive 406 lb-ft of torque. On the road, this translates to a maximum speed of 135 miles per hour, and a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.2 seconds. That is faster than the base version of the car, but considerably slower than the Cayenne Turbo, which only needs 4.4 seconds to complete the sprint.

Fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined. With a single tank of fuel, the luxe SUV can travel for up to 740 miles. The least expensive Cayenne is priced at $48,850, but if you want your baby to run on diesel fuel, you need to be ready to pay at least $55,750.

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