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On all Cayenne petrol engines, we have used direct fuel injection (DFI) to achieve a significant increase in specific power and torque as well as better fuel economy and lower emissions.*

The Cayenne features a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and variable...

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PTM

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is an active all-wheel drive system with an electronically variable, map-controlled multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR).

Torque is distributed between the front and rear axles by means of the electronically variable...

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DFI

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

DFI injects fuel directly into the combustion chamber at up to 120 bar with millisecond precision using electromagnetic injectors. The injector position and spray geometry have been carefully designed to improve output, torque, fuel economy and emissions. The swirling of the fuel as it enters each...

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Auto start/stop function

Auto start/stop function

The Cayenne models that are equipped with eight-speed Tiptronic S also feature an auto start/stop function. If, for example, you stop at traffic lights and keep your foot on the brake pedal, the auto start/stop function will automatically cut the engine. Although the engine is not running, all...

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Tiptronic S

Tiptronic S

The outstanding feature of the eight-speed Tiptronic S is a particularly wide ratio spread. 1st gear is designed for optimum acceleration when pulling away and greater performance when tackling ascents and towing loads in off-road terrain. Top speed is reached in 6th gear (in 7th gear on the...

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VarioCam Plus

VarioCam Plus creates two engines out of one by steplessly adjusting the inlet valve timing and lift.

The system differentiates between normal road usage and performance driving, adapting seamlessly as driver inputs change. All functions are automatically controlled by the engine management system....

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Cooling systems and lubrication

Cooling systems

A high-performance engine can only maintain its maximum capability over a long service life if all components are operating consistently within a specific temperature range. The engines in the Cayenne models are therefore designed for efficient cooling.

In order to reduce the...

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