Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is the top end variant in its model series. It is fitted with a 4.8-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 4806cc. It is incorporated with an exhaust gas turbocharging unit that has 'charge air cooling'. It can churn out a whopping power of 570bhp in combination with a hammering torque output of 800Nm. The car maker has given this sports utility vehicle an charismatic external appearance that can certainly lure a number of buyers. It is designed with a trendy headlight cluster and a sleek bonnet at the tip of which, the company logo is neatly embossed. The internal cabin is incorporated with a lot of advanced features that offers high level of convenience to its occupants. Its advanced center console is in a stylish design and equipped with various control buttons. The gear lever is positioned close to the steering wheel, which enables quick gear changes for fast and sporty drive. On the whole, its interiors have a balanced blend of functionality and design, which will lure any car admirer. In terms of safety, it is loaded with many vital features that ensure maximum protection of the vehicle and its passengers as well. Some of these include Porsche stability management, airbags, anti-theft protection, hill start assist and a few others features as well.
The company has given this variant a fully galvanized integral body shell, which gives it an eye catching outer appearance. Its sleek and slanting forward bonnet is designed with power dome. The radiator grille comes with a few slats, which is flanked by a well-lit headlight cluster. This is incorporated with LED headlamps with PDL Plus (Porsche Dynamic Light) system. It also has day time running lights with position lamps and turn signal indicator. The body colored bumper houses a large air intake section. It is accompanied by a protective cladding, which helps in preventing the vehicle from minor damages. Its side profile is designed with body colored wheel arch extensions and fitted with a stylish set of alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that provides superior grip on any road conditions. The exterior mirrors are electrically foldable and integrated with LED side turn blinker. The rear end is designed in a splendid way, wherein the trendy tail light cluster blends harmoniously with the overall design. It has twin tail pipes that are made of stainless steel, while the diffusers are in black color. Apart from these, it also has electrically operated sliding/tilt adjustable sunroof, which gives a pleasant ambiance inside.
This SUV has a lavish internal cabin and is incorporated with ergonomically designed seats with adaptive memory and heating functions. All seats are integrated with adjustable head restraints and covered with two tone leather upholstery. The rear seat comes with split foldable facility that helps in increasing the boot compartment. Then the carbon finished interior package, Alcantara roof lining and silver painted trim strips gives the cabin a decent appearance. Its design is based on an intelligent operating concept. The smooth dashboard has a sporty three spoke steering wheel that is positioned appropriately in a way to suit the driver. It also includes an instrument cluster that comes with a TFT color screen that displays all the necessary information and makes it quite convenient to the driver. The steering wheel, gear lever as well as door pull inlays are all wrapped with fine quality leather. On the other hand, the cabin is also equipped with some utility based aspects like clothes hooks on seat backrests, two individual cup holders, storage compartment in each door and lockable glove compartment to name a few.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, this variant is powered by a 4.8-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 4806cc. It comprises of eight cylinders receives fuel through high pressure direct fuel injection technology. This power plant is capable of unleashing a whopping power output of 520bhp at 6000rpm that results in a hammering torque of 800Nm in the range of 2500 to 4000rpm. This engine is coupled with an advanced eight Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox. It enables the vehicle to attain a maximum speed of 279 Kmph and can cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 4.5 seconds from a standstill. It has the ability of producing about 4.5 Kmpl within the city limits and about 8 Kmpl on the bigger roads.
Braking and Handling:
Its front wheels are fitted with a set of six piston monobloc aluminum fixed caliper disc brakes, which are internally vented. While rear ones have been equipped with four piston monobloc aluminum fixed calipers disc brakes. Apart from these, it also has electric parking brake, which can be activated and deactivated manually. As far as its suspension mechanism is concerned, it is bestowed with a lightweight spring strut type of mechanism on both its front and rear axles. On the other hand, its internal cabin is incorporated an advanced electromechanical power assisted steering system with variable steering ratio, which reduces the efforts required by the driver by providing precise response.
This variant has an automatic climate control with separate temperature adjustment and air distribution for driver and front co-passenger. It also has automatic air recirculation, air quality sensor and independent control of air flow for driver. It has an advanced park assist system with visual and acoustic proximity warning. The big plus point is the presence of Porsche Communication Management. It includes hard drive based navigation module with 3D map, high resolution 7-inch color display, radio with twin RDS tuner and single CD/DVD drive, which also supports MP3 audio playback. The car maker is offering cruise control system that helps to stay within the speed limit and reduces fuel consumption by maintaining a constant speed on the highways. Apart from these, it is also equipped with an advanced instrument cluster with 4.8-inch color display, Porsche Entry and Drive, rear view camera including front and rear park assist, all four power windows with one touch operation and electrically adjustable mirrors with heating function.
This variant is being sold with an advanced anti theft protection system, which features as standard an engine immobilizer with in-key transponder and a contact sensing exterior protection. Another most important safety aspect is its roll over protection system featuring ultra-high strength steel protection elements. It has an innovative Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system, which automatically maintains stability, even at the limits of dynamic driving performance.
1. Lots of advanced comfort and safety features.
2. Reliable engine performance with decent acceleration and pick up.
1. Initial cost of ownership and maintenance is quite high.
5. A few more features can be given as standard.