Porsche expects a diesel Cayenne to boost sales of the Cayenne in particular. What's more, Porsche expects this diesel model to account for about 80% of the sales of the Cayenne range. This is all stretching it a bit- Let me explain why.
Porsche claims a fuel efficiency figure of less than 10 litres per kilometer of diesel. The German manufacturer says that the diesel Cayenne was introduced to lower the overall fuel consumption of the Cayenne range. The twist in the fairytale starts here-how often have you come across a fuel efficiency figure claimed by the company that has stood in the real world? Just think..
The diesel version is powered by a 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine produced by the Audi-VW group that produces a modest 240 bhp and 550Nm of torque. (modest compared to the rest of the range). We have come to know that the Cayenne will be the only diesel model in the range while the Panamera wont get any diesel model.
Whatever said, the diesel Porsche Cayenne will be available at the Indian Porsche dealership this year.
IAB Comment- We expect the 500bhp 5.0 V12 TDI from the Q7 TDi in the Cayenne soon.
Source : 4Wheel News