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We’ve just continued to improve it: the Cayenne is now lighter – up to 165 kg* depending on the specification – and also more dynamic, more comfortable, and closer to the road than ever before. Without detracting from the qualities required for off-road driving or towing heavy loads.

Its naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine features direct fuel injection (DFI), variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust, and a variable resonance intake manifold – for a generous output and excellent fuel economy. In other words: we have enhanced the performance, while significantly lowering the weight, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The figures speak for themselves: maximum torque of 400 Nm, 220 kW (300 hp), a top speed of 230 km/h and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. With both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduced by 20%.*

Delivering this power to the road efficiently, Porsche Traction Management (PTM) combines active all-wheel drive with an electronically variable multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). Together they enable the perfect distribution of drive torque to all four wheels, whether on long straights, through tight corners or on surfaces with different friction coefficients – for dynamic handling and increased traction. Drive is transmitted through a high-performance six-speed manual gearbox, which ensures optimum progression through the gears.

In addition to the standard 18-inch Cayenne wheels and larger brakes, the Cayenne can be fitted with the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) – for even more outstanding brake performance.

Another key advantage: a total weight saving of approximately 50% compared with equivalent cast-iron discs.

The generous standard equipment includes partial-leather seats, climate control, the CDR audio system with touchscreen, cruise control and automatic headlight activation. For added comfort, there’s also a ‘Welcome Home’ lighting function. When you arrive at a destination after dark, the headlights remain illuminated for a user-defined period, lighting your path from the car.

So, a unique blend of the great sports performance and unrestricted everyday practicality that is typical of Porsche. Let’s be honest, would you have expected anything else?

* Compared to previous model.