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Porsche's new Cayenne officially launched

The new Cayenne is still derived from the classic sports car 911

By Marl GorePublished 5 months ago 4 min read

Porsche officially unveiled the new generation Cayenne at its headquarters in Stuttgart. As the third generation of the model line, the new Cayenne has a completely new interior and exterior styling, engine, transmission, and chassis, and is also equipped with numerous new technologies.

New car features

The exterior design of the new Cayenne is still derived from the classic sports car 911, and the body dimensions have increased by 63mm in length, 9 mm in height, and 44mm in width compared to the current model, while the wheelbase remains the same at 2895mm. In terms of details, the size of the grille has also been increased, and there are horizontal light-colored edge decorations, the visual effect is more aggressive.

The new Cayenne will be equipped with LED headlights as standard across the range, with the optional Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which enables various lighting modes such as cornering and maneuvering lane lighting. The most advanced configuration is the new LED main headlights with a matrix beam with a PDLS upgrade. 84 individually switchable light-emitting diodes achieve fully variable light distribution and lighting intensity adjustment, avoiding glare to the opposite driver, while adaptive traffic sign reflection control, etc.

The side profile of the new Cayenne remains smooth, with 19-inch wheels as standard and optional up to 21 inches, and for the first time, the Cayenne is equipped with tires of different widths front and rear, which can further enhance handling and stability. The new Cayenne is also available with Porsche's world-first surface-plated braking system (PSCB), which features cast-iron brake discs with a tungsten carbide layer that increases friction and reduces wear and brake dust accumulation. The system also has a unique visual effect, with brake calipers painted in white and a high-gloss layer appearing on the surface of the discs as they wear in. Of course, the highest level of Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is also available as an option.

The overall shape of the rear of the car is not very different from the current model, the taillights are also LED light sources and have a thorough design, and the new three-dimensional "Porsche" logo is very recognizable, this is also the first time on a Porsche model.

In terms of interior, the new Cayenne has a high degree of similarity to the Panamera, although it does not have the same fighter-like interior as the current model, the overall sense of technology is stronger. On the center console is a 12.3-inch HD touchscreen that covers most of the vehicle's settings, with fewer physical buttons below compared to the current model and touch buttons with sound and vibration feedback. A 7-inch HD display on each side of the tachometer allows the driver to customize the content of the display according to his or her needs.

In addition, the new Cayenne has been completely upgraded in terms of technological features. Apart from the active PASM shock absorber system (standard on all Cayenne models), all other chassis systems are newly developed and the Cayenne is equipped with electric rear-axle steering for the first time. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) anti-roll stabilization is available as an option for enthusiastic drivers. The control of this system has been changed from a hydraulic form to an electronically controlled form, which is implemented via the high-power 48 V vehicle electrical system. The new system has a shorter response time, which further improves precision in dynamic driving and comfort in everyday driving.

The standard Porsche Smart Connect upgrade enables online services and connectivity in the vehicle, including online navigation with real-time road information as standard. The vehicle is also available with optional Lane Change Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Parking Assist with a panoramic camera system, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

In terms of power, the first models are equipped with two newly developed six-cylinder engines: the Cayenne is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine with an output of 340 hp (250kW); the Cayenne S is equipped with a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with an output of 440 hp (324kW), an increase of 20 hp over its predecessor, and is capable of reaching a top speed of The Cayenne S is equipped with a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with an output of 440 hp (324 kW), an increase of 20 hp over its predecessor, and a top speed of 265 km/h. The transmission system uses ZF's second-generation 8AT. With the optional Sport Chrono package, the Cayenne S can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than five seconds. As for the transmission, it is mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S gearbox.

It is worth mentioning that the new Cayenne will also offer more potential in terms of sporty performance. The official Sport Chrono package has been redeveloped, with "Normal", "Sport" and "Sport Plus In addition to the "Normal", "Sport" and "Sport Plus" modes, the driver can also select individual configuration modes. By pressing the "Sport Response" button in the center of the steering wheel, the system automatically adjusts engine and transmission settings to achieve maximum performance.


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Marl Gore

A car, a mood, a wish, a life.

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