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The Current Cayenne Lineup

For 2022, the Cayenne receives updates to its infotainment system. With the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) comes enhanced support for Apple products, including wireless Apple CarPlay. Android Auto finally joins the party, too. Porsche says that the navigation system has been revamped for improved clarity and quicker route processing. Plus, the voice-recognition software is said to better recognize instructions. This sixth-gen PCM now offers over-the-air technology so that it can be wirelessly updated in the future. A Platinum Edition package, which adds satin-finishes on the SUV's exterior trim and unique 21-inch wheels, is now available on the base Cayenne as well as the S and E-Hybrid models. In terms of models, if you want more decent power, than the base Cayenne's 355-hp turbo V-6 is sold, but the 434-hp Cayenne S offers an even more poke thanks to its twin-turbo V-6 powerplant. The plug-in hybrid E-Hybrid models marry an electric motor and a turbocharged V-6 for a combined 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The Cayenne GTS boasts a 460-hp twin-turbo V-8 with the great-sounding exhaust note and breathtaking acceleration. As always, the Turbo Cayenne models are the top of the heap in terms of power and luxury. If you haven't shopped for Cayenne recently, you can also now choose between the traditional SUV bodystyle as well as the Coupe bodystyle, which is more aggressive and sporty.

The third generation of the Porsche Cayenne was unveiled in August 2017. The third generation Cayenne is built on a totally new platform, shared with SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. It was fitted with important technical upgrades, such as the rear-axle steering system, which allowed a better cornering speed and an easier parking maneuver. Read More
Porsche Cayenne Coupe
The Cayenne Coupe is a version of Porsche's largest SUV with a heavy dose of extra swagger. Porsche introduced the new variant a year after the debut of the third-generation Cayenne, for the 2020 model year. While we like the look of the coupe, it feels out of place on the base Cayenne (which is more a family SUV choice). A nice package, but we would recommend spending a bit more and going for the Cayenne S or GTS.  Read More
The E-Hybrid version of the current Cayenne came in 2018. Porsche used the same platform as the Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus for the third generation of the Cayenne. This platform was designed from the beginning to accept a hybrid version. It also featured a rear-axle steering system which really helps with low speed turning and cornering at speed. Read More
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe
Porsche fitted the Cayenne E-Hybrid with a turbocharged 340 hp 3.0-liter V6 engine combined with a 136 hp electric motor for the drivetrain. Total combined power output reached 462 hp. The whole assembly was mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sent the power in all corners. Now it comes with a coupe body? Not sure the combination makes much sense to us, but hey this is Porsche and they know more than we do I guess. Read More
The V8 is back in the Cayenne GTS after a break for the second generation (it got a twin-turbo V6). The Cayenne GTS is now also available in the new "Coupe" body style. A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 is good for 453 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph takes a claimed 4.2 seconds if the Sport Chrono package is fitted, and top speed rises to 168 mph. he only transmission available is an eight-speed automatic. This is one sweet ride. Read More
Three letters are all it takes to describe the glint in your eye and intense goosebumps – GTS. Pure and thrilling: the Cayenne GTS models bring a motorsport atmosphere to the road. Enough power to strive for more freedom: with 453 hp and 457 lb.-ft. of torque, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine exudes a drive that helps achieve your goals. The striking black accents on the front fascia, sideskirts and aerodynamic roof spoiler combined with the coupe bodystyle. Read More
The third generation of the Porsche Cayenne was unveiled in August 2017. In 2022, the Cayenne added the Platinum Edition to the SUV and coupe body styles. The Platinum Edition Cayenne applies a coat of Satin Platinum paint to a number of the vehicle's badges, as well as its fascia-mounted intake treatment and its distinct 21-inch wheels. Black exhaust tips and window trim add an extra hint of menace to the model. Read More
The 434-hp Cayenne S goes from 0 - 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Its twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 helps it to crush the quarter-mile in just 12.8 seconds. Perhaps even more impressive is that the on the optional 21-inch Pirelli P Zero summer tires, the Porsche has a 0.93 g of cornering grip. This is basically a sports car in an SUV body. The Cayenne's dynamic excellence is unmatched in the segment. Easily the best SUV on sale today. Read More
Porsche Cayenne S Coupe
The 434-hp Cayenne S goes from 0 - 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, same as the SUV. In fact, the Coupe and SUV share everything from engines to suspension components to interior trimmings and onboard tech, with only a sloping roofline setting them apart. Our advice. If you want less practicality with a cool fastback roofline, the Porsche Cayenne S coupe is a more stylish version of the Cayenne S. A great all rounder. Read More
Its top model was the Cayenne Turbo, with 550 hp under the hood. The third generation came to fix what its predecessor was criticized for: the exterior design. While the second generation featured some details that could remind of a Hyundai, the third generation was completely new from tip to toe. Under the hood, the Cayenne Turbo featured a 4.0-liter V8 unit with two turbochargers. It was mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Read More
Car and Driver said "It isn't really a coupe, but this 541-hp fastback SUV is the same awesome Cayenne Turbo underneath—with a sexier backside". We agree. Here's what you need to know. With its 541-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the new fastback version of Porsche's largest SUV is mechanically identical to the conventional Cayenne Turbo SUV, and the two vehicles feel exactly the same from behind the wheel. Read More
Porsche is stuffing a built twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter into the Cayenne Coupe, and it's the most powerful V-8 the German automaker has ever produced. It makes 631 horsepower in this new Turbo GT model, and Porsche says its factory driver Lars Kern set a new SUV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in it lapping the 12.9-mile course in 7:38.9. The new Cayenne will arrive in the U.S, only in Coupe form, next year starting at $182,150. Read More
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid SUV
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid models, mix ultimate performance with comfort and Infotainment. The twin-turbo V8 engine and electric motor combination make it an absolute monster. So much so, that it became top dog in the Porsche SUV lineup, relegating the 541-hp Cayenne Turbo to second place. This is an SUV that has the price, prestige, and performance. Generating 670 combined horsepower and 633 lb-ft of torque.  Read More
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe mixes ultimate performance with comfort and Infotainment. The Turbo GT has all the attributes to be ahead of the game from the start. The twin-turbo V8 engine and electric motor combination make it an absolute monster. So much so, that it became top dog in the Porsche SUV lineup, relegating the 541-hp Cayenne Turbo to second place. This is an SUV that has the price, prestige, and performance, but it is the Coupe that has the looks. Generating 670 combined horsepower and 633 lb-ft of torque. Read More

Porsche Cayenne Generations

Porsche ventured into the SUV segment almost two decades ago when it presented the Cayenne in September 2002 at the Paris Motor Show. This is just the beginning of a product line success story spanning three generations. The numbers speak for themselves. In the 2007/2008 fiscal year, the Cayenne overtook the Porsche 911 by almost 50,000 units, with an overall production of more than 105,000 units. It proved such a hit that Porsche has continued to innovate and update the platform, now in its third generation.

Porsche All Cayenne Models

Porsche Cayenne 955 & 957 (1st Gen) Models

The 955 sold from 2003 until 2007 and includes the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne Turbo S models. The Cayenne Turbo was the top dog in the Cayenne range until the Cayenne Turbo S made an appearance in 2006. Technically there were no 2007 MY cars but they were indeed sold in 2007. Below we take in-depth to better get to know all the variants from that first batch of Cayennes. Look familiar? Porsche gave us all the same models for the refreshed 957 Cayenne lineup, including the amazing Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S and the base, plus Cayenne S variants. Where things get more interesting with the refreshed Cayenne is the new models and special editions. The rare (600 sold in USA) Cayenne S Transsyberia is a limited-edition model released in 2010 to commemorate Porsche's participation in the 2007 Transsyberia rally. It got the Cayenne GTS V8 with off-road accessories and a cool paint job. The sporty and more driver focused Cayenne GTS was introduced during the 957 years, with its tweaked suspension tuning, naturally aspirated V8 and design tweaks, it was the pick of the first generation Cayennes. Read on to learn about all the models.

Porsche Cayenne 958.1 & 958.2 (2nd Gen) Models

Porsche stuck with the same model lineup for the second generation Porsche Cayenne. The base Cayenne and Cayenne S were the top sellers as expected, while the Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S remained the premium offerings. Our favorite Cayenne (The GTS) was back again, the perfect balance of sporty and fun. The absolute highlight of this new generation is the world debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. While the Cayenne 955, 957 and 958.1 had permanent 4WD, from 958.2 the drive force was sent to the front axle only when the rear wheels lost grip, like in the 4-wheel-drive 911. This meant the Cayenne finally became a road car and the off-road image was left behind. Model-wise, things stayed basically the same.

Porsche Cayenne (3rd Gen) Models

The current Cayenne lineup is pretty standard fare, with all the familiar variants accounted for in the base Cayenne, the Cayenne S, the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid available. Porsche introduced the Cayenne Turbo GT version recently which is definitely the top of the range. The biggest model change for the third generation Cayenne was the introduction of a totally new body type, the Cayenne Coupe, available on all models.

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