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Specification

  • Mileage: 25900
  • Transmission: TipTronic
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Size: 3.0
  • Interior Colour: Black leather
  • Exterior Colour: Sand white
  • Body Style: SUV
  • Seats: 5
  • Service: FSH
  • Reg date: 2011/4

Optional extras

  • Porsche Communication Management including DVD navigation
  • BOSE sound system with 14 speakers
  • Telephone module for PCM with bluetooth
  • Universal Audio interface - AUX input/USB
  • 18" Cayenne alloy wheels with 4 brand new tyres
  • Power tailgate
  • Cruise control
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Automatic climate control
  • 8 way electrically adjustable front seats
  • Manual height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Anti-slip regulation
  • Porsche Traction Management
  • Porsche stability management
  • Alarm system + immobiliser
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Electric folding mirrors
Description
  • Engine power 240 bhp
  • Engine size 2967 cc
  • Acceleration (0-62mph) 7.8 seconds
  • Top speed 135 mph
  • Wheel drive Four Wheel Drive

Description

What car says:

Cayenne blends strong performance with acceptable running costs, and still manages to be a true Porsche.

The low-speed ride is unsettled, even if you put the suspension in its softest setting. Things improve with speed, though, and most versions of the Cayenne change direction with incredible agility and poise. The driver-focused GTS version is even better. The Hybrid model is disappointing, though: its electrically assisted steering feels light and artificial, while the weight distribution of the electric motor and its ancillaries upsets the overall balance and ride quality of the car.

All the engines are quiet at a steady cruise although some wind noise builds up around the door mirrors at motorway speeds. Additionally, those fat tyres generate a fair amount of drone and there’s some supplementary whine from the axles and differentials.

The materials in the Cayenne’s cabin look absolutely gorgeous. What’s more, the fit and finish is superb and all of the controls work with slick precision. The Cayenne didn’t feature in the most recent JD Power ownership satisfaction survey, however Porsche performed disappointingly in the latest Reliability Survey.

Porsche fits all Cayennes with a host of driver aids, including a stability control system that helps prevent skids. If an accident still proves unavoidable, front, side and curtain airbags will deploy to minimise injuries. S, S Hybrid, GTS and Turbo models also come with a sophisticated vehicle tracking system as standard.

Every Cayenne has electrically adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control. However, you might be surprised that sat-nav, heated seats, privacy glass and even Bluetooth cost extra on most versions.

 

Top Gear says:

This is a monumental moment for Porsche. It built its first SUV six years ago and broke a few rules doing that. Now it has put a diesel engine in the Cayenne - the first diesel in the company's history.

It's exactly the same 3.0-litre TDI that appears in the VW Touareg - which makes complete sense as the two cars were co-developed - so it has 240bhp and 405lb ft, with a combined fuel figure of 30.4mpg and 244g/km of CO2. However, the new engine mapping on this Cayenne helps the V6 feel sharper than in the Touareg, and there seems to be less turbo lag.

There aren't any tax benefits over the V6 petrol Cayenne, but there are environmental ones, so at long last you can drive a Cayenne without the guilt of the world on your shoulders. Which is why it would be good to have an enormous badge shouting ‘DIESEL' on the boot. Sure, it's huge, but there's no more reason to hate a Cayenne diesel than a BMW X5.

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