The Cayenne Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel engine with a common-rail injection system. Its turbocharger features Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). The incoming exhaust gases drive a set of electronically variable turbine blades whose angle is continuously adjusted to ensure optimum performance under all engine loads. This results in an output of 240 hp and maximum torque of 406 lb.-ft..
The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Maximum torque is available between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. Top track speed is 135 mph, while fuel consumption has been lowered.*
* Compared to previous model (Model Year 2010).