$116,300 starting point for fresh SUV
Porsche Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Cayenne, set to land mid-year.
The range will kick off with the $116,300 Cayenne (all prices before on-road costs), jumping to the $155,100 Cayenne S and $239,400 for the flagship Cayenne Turbo.
Power in the 'base' car comes from a 3.0-litre turbo V6, delivering 250kW and 450Nm to all four wheels through an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The car hits 100km/h in 6.1 seconds as standard, or 5.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono package specified.
A 12.3-inch PCM infotainment touchscreen is standard across the range, as is the dual-screen Porsche Advanced Cockpit from the Panamera. With two 7.0-inch displays flanking the large, central rev-counter, it's a modern take on the classic Porsche instrument binnacle.
Above: Porsche Cayenne
Safety equipment includes a surround-view camera system, parking sensors and lane-change assistant, along with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, LED headlights and auto-emergency braking.
Heat-insulating glass is also standard across the range, designed to help keep the cabin cool and quiet. Rear sun blinds are optional.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control – which trades the standard hydraulic dampers for the active 48V electric anti-roll system from the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga – is a optional. Given all three cars ride on the same MLB Evo underpinnings, the shared hardware shouldn't come as a surprise.
Above: Porsche Cayenne S
Jumping to the Cayenne S brings a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 into the mix, developing 324kW of power and 550Nm of torque. 100km/h flies past in 5.1 seconds as standard or 4.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack, and the car tops out at 265km/h.
Along with the standard equipment in the base Cayenne, the S gets a panoramic sunroof.
The range-topping Cayenne Turbo is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 pumping out 404kW and 770Nm, good for a 4.1-second 100km/h sprint in standard guise, or a 3.9-second run with Sport Chrono fitted. Top speed is a lofty 286km/h.
Beyond the kit in the Cayenne S, the Turbo gains four-zone climate control, ambient lighting and seat ventilation as standard gear. It also gets a higher-end 710W Bose stereo system and 18-way electric front sports seats. The car rides on 21-inch wheel as standard.
Above: Porsche Cayenne Turbo
There's no word on the Cayenne Diesel at this point, nor the e-Hybrid – we're expecting an announcement about their arrival at some point, but there's no concrete timing available.
Stay tuned for more information on individual options pricing.
2018 Porsche Cayenne pricing
- Cayenne – $116,300
- Cayenne S – $155,100
- Cayenne Turbo – $239,400
- Sport Chrono package – $2690
- Four-wheel steering – $4950
All prices exclude on-road costs.
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