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(2013 – 2014) Porsche Cayenne Diesel S – Ultimate Guide

Porsche has introduced its new, sportier oil-burning Cayenne S diesel, which slots above the regular Cayenne diesel in the automaker’s SUV lineup. The biggest differences between the S and the normal diesel include a much more powerful engine—it boasts two additional cylinders and one additional turbocharger—and that sales of the S will be restricted to Europe.

The Cayenne S diesel earns the “S” by way of a twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter diesel V-8 engine that pumps out a prodigious 382 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the non-S Cayenne diesel’s 3.0-liter V-6 spits out a relatively puny 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of twist. Interestingly, the S diesel gets Porsche’s engine stop-start system standard; here in the U.S., the fuel-saving feature isn’t available on the pedestrian Cayenne diesel. But back to torque-tastic diesel performance: Porsche estimates that it will take the S diesel 5.7 seconds to reach 62 mph, which we think is on the conservative side.

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