Porsche revealed the new Cayenne, the model that changed its interior and kept the petrol engines, going up to V8 instead of V6 in one of the versions

Apr. 18th, 2023, 06:28 PM GMT
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Porsche has unveiled the new Cayenne, new in this case effectively meaning a facelift, only that it is a major facelift, with a completely changed passenger compartment, as usually happens with generation changes. However, the model has kept all its gasoline engines, it does not announce any electric version, even the Cayenne S version has now received a V8 engine instead of the previous V6s. So Porsche's top-grossing model continues to emphasize big, fun-to-drive combustion engines.
We talked about the interior of the new Porsche Cayenne separately and in detail in another article, as Porsche revealed it a little earlier. The essence is that this new interior makes use of 3 large displays, including one for the passenger, which will be able to display movies on streaming platforms, and at the same time almost all the physical buttons related to driving and settings adjustments have disappeared from the passenger compartment of the new Cayenne to drive, going digital.
The changes to the exterior are more typical of a facelift, being discreet and limited to a different formatting of the optical blocks, and small changes to the grills and the protrusions of the bumpers. The front LED headlights, by the way, now have 32 thousand LEDs built in each. By the way, the update of the new Cayenne went together with its Coupe version, both going through the same changes.
The suspension received new shock absorbers with two valves, one each responsible for compression and release, which should give more advanced control over how the suspension reacts in various scenarios. And the air suspension will have the technology of two valves and two internal air chambers.
In Europe, the new Cayenne will debut with three engines. The starting Cayenne remains with the V6 engine, which now develops 353 hp and 500 Nm, 13 hp more than before and 50 Nm more. The Cayenne S version, however, has given up the V6 engine so far and received a V8 biturbo, which delivers 474 hp and 600 Nm, 34 hp and 50 Nm more than the previous V6 engine. Both the SUV with a normal silhouette and the one with a coupe silhouette will accelerate in 4.4 seconds to the first hundred with the new V8.
The plug-in hybrid version of the Cayenne, which develops 470 hp, remains available. Its electric motor is more powerful, having 176 hp and works in tandem with the same previous V6. The battery increased in capacity, from 17.9 to 25.9 kWh, which allowed it to increase the driving range in purely electric mode up to 90 km or 56 miles. Charging is faster than before, but still slow compared to electric cars, at a power of 11 kW, in 2 and a half hours.
Finally, only outside the EU will be available the Cayenne Turbo GT, in which the performance of the V8 biturbo engine has been increased to 659 hp. This version accelerates to the first hundred in 3.3 seconds and can reach 305 km/h or 190 mph!
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