Porsche unveils Cayenne S Diesel with 627 lb-ft of torque

Trevor Hofmann - CAP staff
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Did you know that you can now purchase a diesel-powered Porsche in Canada? It's true. The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel is can now be had with 240-horsepower and an impressive 405 lb-ft of torque for a quick jog from zero to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds.

Porsche measures the Cayenne Diesel's performance in more than just forward progression, mind you. Fuel-efficiency is the model's raison d'etre, with the miserly 4x4 capable of achieving a claimed 10.8 L/100km in the city, 6.7 on the highway and 9.0 combined. That's impressive.

But while very fuel-efficient and priced within reach of many up-and-comers at $64,500 plus destination, this is Porsche we're talking about, a performance-first brand that never likes to stand still. Enter the new Cayenne S Diesel, featuring a high-performance 4.2-litre twin-turbocharged diesel V8 boasting 382 horsepower and a massive 627 lb-ft of torque.

Porsche claims a zero to 100km/h sprint of just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 252 km/h! And how is all-important fuel economy affected? Porsche touts a shockingly good 8.3 L/100km combined city/highway! According to Porsche Canada's own retail website, that figure makes the new ultra-powerful Cayenne Diesel S significantly more fuel-efficient than its comparatively leisurely V6-powered Cayenne Diesel sibling.

How far can it go on a tank of fuel? When equipped with the optional 100-litre tank, the Cayenne S Diesel can be driven approximately 1,200 km between fill-ups.

Porsche states its auto/start function helps the new Cayenne S Diesel achieve such impressive fuel economy results, claiming the technology as a world's first amongst V8 diesel-powered SUVs.

Of course, such news is too good to be true, right? Correct, at least on this side of the Atlantic. According to reports, the new Cayenne S Diesel won't be coming to North America. Pity.
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Topics: Crossover, SUV, Porsche, 2013, Cayenne S Diesel, $75,000 - $99,999, Midsize,

Organizations: Porsche

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