2015 Porsche Cayenne Review

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2015 Porsche Cayenne Review

The Porsche Cayenne has been subtly face lifted for 2015 with the German manufacturer hoping to keep it atop the performance SUV pile.

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Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI Drag Race
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Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI Drag Race

http://www.caradvice.com.au/308887/?yt_desc - Read our comparioson of the Macan, SQ5 and X4 here. CarAdvice.com.au pits the Audi SQ5 TDI against the new Porsche Macan S Diesel to see if it can retain its crown as the drag race champion.


Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI drag race: video
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Porsche Macan S Diesel v Audi SQ5 TDI drag race: video

It's diesels at dawn in a duel to the death! Well, perhaps it's not quite that dramatic, but this battle royale between oil-burning SUV cousins has been so eagerly awaited by the CarAdvice team that we put the contenders together as soon as we had the chance. On the right (below): the current champion, the self-proclaimed 'fastest diesel SUV on the planet' - the Audi SQ5...


Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review
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Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review

We are just about getting used to the idea of sporty cars powered by diesel engines, but the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 30d and Porsche Macan S Diesel further test the scepticism of purists. Can a diesel-powered SUV be a genuine performance star? It’s fitting the SQ5 is here because it was Audi that started the modern era of diesel performance with its R10 and R15 TDI race cars that, with the exception of 2009, dominated Le Mans between 2006 and 2011 (before hybrids became trendy)...


Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia
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Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia

Porsche has scotched rumours of a two-wheel-drive Macan for any world market, and Australia won't get a four-cylinder version - diesel or petrol - at any stage either. Porsche SUV sales and marketing director Julian Baumann told CarAdvice that the Macan range would grow to match the five-model grade Cayenne range and there would be the potential for a plug in hybrid Macan "if market demand dictated it"...


2016 Porsche Cayman spy photos
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2016 Porsche Cayman spy photos

The current and second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled only in 2012, so it’s interesting to see development mules of an update already testing in public. Even so, it’s likely that an updated model, pictured here in development form, will not see local Porsche showrooms until the end of next year at the earliest...


Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range
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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range

The new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be a "significant" model in the updated range, according to the brand's local arm. Porsche Cars Australia public relations manager Paul Ellis told CarAdvice that the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne will be the real kickstarter for that technology for the German sports car brand, despite a plug-in drivetrain also being available in the Panamera sports sedan...


2015 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications
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2015 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications

Specifications of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne have been finalised ahead of the luxury large SUV’s Australian arrival in November. Five Cayenne variants will be available from launch: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, and the flagship Cayenne Turbo. All Cayenne grades are extensively equipped, and Australian vehicles get extra standard kit compared with other international markets...


Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover
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Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover

Both former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Haerter have been ordered to stand trial over the company's failed takeover bid of Volkswagen. Bloomberg is reporting that a Stuttgart appeals court has overturned a lower court's decision in April that stated that there wasn't enough evidence to proceed with the case brought against the two by prosecutors in December 2012...


California rules that Google self-driving car must have steering wheel, brakes
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California rules that Google self-driving car must have steering wheel, brakes

Google's plans to begin public road testing of self-driving cars that do without a steering wheel and brake pedal have been killed off by new rules in California. In May this year Google made global headlines when it demonstrated a prototype self-driving vehicle (above) that had neither steering wheel nor brake pedal...


Porsche Macan v BMW X4 : Comparison review
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Porsche Macan v BMW X4 : Comparison review

Who will it be, the all-new Porsche Macan, or the BMW X4 for the title of best sporty SUV under 100k...


Porsche Macan v BMW X4 Review: Potent Petrol SUVs under $100k
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Porsche Macan v BMW X4 Review: Potent Petrol SUVs under $100k

Spending $100,000 on an SUV is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in Australia, but never before has there been so much choice, particularly if the ‘S’ in SUV means anything to you. The new Porsche Macan and BMW X4 to take on the existing Range Rover Evoque and Audi SQ5. All four SUVs are all-wheel drive and showcase just how good an SUV can be for the driving enthusiast in all of us...


Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range
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Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range

Getting behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxster or Porsche Cayman is now significantly more achievable with the sports car twins joining Hertz Australia’s rental car ranks. Retailing for $107,790 and $111,590 respectively, the soft-top Porsche Boxster and hardtop Cayman can now be rented locally through Hertz as part of its Adrenaline Collection from $564...


2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review

The plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera pushes the boundaries for the German sports car brand.

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$285,300

I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


2015 Porsche Cayenne prices announced
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2015 Porsche Cayenne prices announced

The new 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in will be more than $10,000 cheaper than the conventional hybrid model it replaces when its reaches Australian showrooms in November. At $139,200, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid undercuts the outgoing S Hybrid by $10,700, despite featuring plug-in charging capability and a more powerful electric motor, and claiming a 59 per cent drop in combined cycle fuel consumption, down to 3...


2015 Porsche Cayenne update: New plug-in hybrid added to revised range
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2015 Porsche Cayenne update: New plug-in hybrid added to revised range

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been revealed, with the performance SUV sporting revised styling, improved efficiency and more equipment - not to mention the first plug-in hybrid SUV in the luxury high-rider class. The new-look Cayenne will be offered in five variants initially - Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and - as reported by CarAdvice - the newly added Cayenne S E-Hybrid petrol-electric plug-in model...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review

The beauty is in the engineering for the Panamera, especially in its fastest form...

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$443,600

Porsche Panamera Junior sedan delayed until at least 2019 - report
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Porsche Panamera Junior sedan delayed until at least 2019 - report

If the latest rumblings out of Zuffenhausen are correct, the launch of Porsche's sub-Panamera sedan has been pushed back until 2019 at the very earliest. British magazine Car reports that Porsche has been asked by parent Volkswagen to pare back its model plans, with the future CLS and 6-Series rival drawing the short straw...


Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market
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Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market

Premium car manufacturers are continuing to go against the grain in Australia’s softening new vehicle market, with the overwhelming majority of luxury brands experiencing growth in the first half of 2014.  While the total market is tracking 2.4 per cent below the record-setting 2013 figure of 1...