We’ve already told you about the official pricing of different variants of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne in the US. And now the company releases the European price of the six-cylinder 2011 Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel. These models are supposed to be the sensible, rather economical versions of the Cayenne, and yet 55,431 Euros and 59,596 Euros respectively. Yea, right!
The petrol model is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 engine developing 300 hp (220 kW), mated as standard to a six-speed manual gearbox, with 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 7.5 seconds (Tiptronic S: 7.8 seconds) and top speed of 230 km/h or 143 mph. It has an average fuel consumption of 9.9 ltr/100 km, equal to 28.5 mpg imp.
The Cayenne Diesel comes with a three-litre V6 with maximum output of 240 hp (176 kW), accelerating the car from standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. Top speed is 218 km/h or 135 mph. The Cayenne Diesel comes as standard with eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission featuring an Auto Start Stop function. As for the fuel economy, it does 7.4 ltr/100 km, or 38.2 mpg imp.
New standard equipment on the six-cylinder Cayennes now includes two-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, a Headlight Assistant, and the CDR-31 audio system operated from a touchscreen. Both the Cayenne and the Cayenne Diesel now also come as standard on 18-inch wheels. New driver assistance systems such as a Lane Change Assistant and Adaptive Cruise Control are available as an option, just like the PDLS Porsche Dynamic Light System for variable management of the headlights in accordance with current requirements as well as the Burmester High-End Surround Sound System with 16 channels and 1,000 Watt maximum output.
The previous Cayenne Diesel was not a very good car and you couldn’t justify its huge price tag. But the new one seems to have all the bases covered. So at least for that great fuel economy, it’s worth the pay!