2013 Porsche Cayenne S diesel gets a torquey twin-turbo V8

September 13, 2012

If it’s torque you’re after, Porsche has revealed something just for you; the all-new 2013 Porsche Cayenne S diesel. It comes with a tree-stump-pulling twin-turbo V8 engine.

We’ll get straight to the point here, the Porsche Cayenne S diesel comes with a new 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 284kW of power, and a spine-condensing 850Nm of torque.

Being a Porsche, it’s able to perform, and perform well. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 5.7 seconds, while the top speed is 252km/h.

The whole point of the diesel SUV, well, at least a lot of the reason, is down to the fuel efficiency benefits. And for the new Cayenne S diesel, it’s no different.

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The Cayenne S diesel comes with start-stop – the first ever V8 diesel SUV with start-stop – which helps the vehicle achieve a combined fuel economy rating of 8.3L/100km. It also comes with a 100-litre fuel tank, which could potentially only need filling every 1199km.

The new model is set to arrive in European showrooms in January 2013. It is expected to join the Australian lineup later that year. We’ll keep you updated with local details as soon as they are released.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.