Porsche Motors is among the worlds leading luxury car makers and their vehicles are a marvelous blend of luxury and performance. It has a lot of captivating vehicles in their stable, and Cayenne is one of the highly anticipated SUV. This SUV comes in several variants, among them Porsche Cayenne S Diesel is mid range trim. The company has fitted it with a 4.2-litre diesel engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 4134cc. This power plant is capable of unleashing a whopping power of 385bhp along with a hammering torque output of 850Nm. It is integrated with an exhaust gas turbocharger along with variable turbine geometry that helps the vehicle to deliver a power packed performance along with decent acceleration and pick up. This vehicle is a mix of advanced technologies like Porsche Traction Management and VarioCam Plus System, which is an active all wheel drive system that comprises of automatic brake differential, anti slip regulation and map controlled multiplate clutch. The internal cabin is blessed with a lot of advanced features like Porsche Car Connect, which allows you to control certain functions with the help of a smartphone, multifunctional sport steering wheel with gear shift pedals, storage compartments, adaptive cruise control with Porsche active safe and many other such aspects. The company has given this trim some crucial safety aspects that includes engine immobilizer with in-key transponder including two stage locking, remote central locking and Porsche dynamic lighting system featuring bi-xenon lamps.
The captivating exterior of this sports utility vehicle is designed with a sleek bonnet, which has a couple of expressive lines and a prominent company insignia at the tip. Its body colored bumper houses a large air intake and contributes towards improving engine performance. Its bumper is affixed with a black protective cladding along with an aluminum under-body guard, which gives it an aggressive look and also prevents the vehicle from minor damages. Just above this, there is signature oval shaped headlight cluster that is skillfully equipped with bi-xenon headlamps and turn indicators. It is also equipped with LED daytime running lights, which further amplifies the front profile. This variant is designed with an attractive radiator grille, which is fitted with a few slats. The windscreen is pretty large and accompanied by a couple of rain sensing wipers. Coming to its side profile, it has a unique structure owing to its expressive wheel arches and stylish window lining. The flared wheel arches are fitted with a set of 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels, which give the side profile a sporty appearance. These rims are further covered with a set of 235/55 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres. Its window sill surround gets a lot of chrome treatment, whereas its ORVM caps and its door handles are in body color. The rear end of is neatly designed with a stylish taillight cluster that comes incorporated with high intensity LED brake lights and turn indicators. The main highlight of its rear profile is its sporty dual tone bumper that comes fitted with an aluminum protective cladding along with quad tailpipes.
The internal cabin is quite spacious and has a lot of chrome and wood insert for giving it a classy look. Its dashboard is quite smooth and has a distinct design with a two tone look. It has been fitted with a number of features like a storage compartment with cooling effect, infotainment unit, a stylish instrument panel, multifunctional steering wheel and silver accentuated AC vents. It also has a trendy central console that comes equipped with an infotainment system and ergonomically positioned control switches for ease of its driver. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with individual seats in the cockpit, which are adjustable in 18-different ways and has a memory function. The rear seat have 40:20:40 split folding facility, which helps to increase the total boot volume to about 1500 litres that is quite large. The leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel has three spokes that gets a high-gloss black and silver inserts. It is mounted with audio, call, cruise along with gearshift controls.
Engine and Performance:
The company has powered this variant with an advanced 4.2-litre diesel engine, which comes with a variable turbine geometry turbo charger. It has a displacement capacity of 4134cc and integrated with eight cylinders, which allows the motor to deliver a power packed performance. This engine can churn out a maximum power of 385bhp at 3750rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 850Nm in the range of 2000 to 2750rpm. It is mated with an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission gear box that works in combination with Porsche traction management to distribute torque output to all four wheels. It allows the engine to attain a incredible top speed of about 252 Kmph and takes about 5.4 seconds to breach a 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill.
Braking and Handling:
Its front and rear axles are assembled with a lightweight spring strut type of suspension. On the other hand, the front and rear wheels are equipped with a set of internally vented and cross drilled brake discs, which are further loaded with four piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers that enhances its performance. The company has incorporated the internal cabin with a power steering system with speed related function, which simplifies the handling of this SUV.
The car maker has blessed this high end luxury vehicle with an on-board computer and an advanced instrument cluster featuring 4.8-inch color display that provides information regarding external temperature, gear indication for PDK and several other warning lights. In addition to these, it has an advanced music system with various functions, non-smoking package, four accessory power sockets and an automatic climate control unit with separate temperature setting for front passenger and driver, Porsche communication management system including a navigation module and so on.
The list includes automatic headlight activation including welcoming home lights along with bi-xenon lamps with static and dynamic cornering function. In addition to these, it also has side impact protection beams in doors, three-point automatic seat belts, six airbags, ISOFIX mounting points for child seats, rollover detection for activation of curtain airbags, remote central locking, alarm system, an advanced engine immobilizer many other aspects for a hassle free driving experience.
1. Lots of comfort and safety features are plus point.
2. Reliable engine performance with decent acceleration and pick up.
1. Initial cost of ownership and maintenance is too expensive.
2. Fuel economy can be improved.