Porsche Cayenne 958.1 (2010-2014)

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: 2010 February 25, Turbo S 2012 October 12
Premiere: 2010 March 2 at Geneva Motor Show
World market launch: 2010 May 8, Turbo S 2013 January

Porsche Cayenne 958.1
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MY2011 (B) MY2012 (C) MY2013 (D) MY2014 (E)
Cayenne Diesel Turbo 3.0 176 kW180 kW
Cayenne Diesel S Turbo 4.1 281 kW
Cayenne 3.6 220 kW
Cayenne Supercharged 3.0 245 kW
Cayenne Hybrid Supercharged 3.0 279 kW
Cayenne S 4.8 294 kW
Cayenne GTS 4.8 309 kW
Cayenne Turbo 4.8 368 kW
Cayenne Turbo WLS 4.8 397 kW
Cayenne Turbo S 4.8 405 kW

Performance data

Modification Engine Gearbox kW lb-ft Nm 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h kg lbs W/lbs W/kg
Diesel (Turbo 3.0) 176kW 3.0V6 Audi Tiptronic 8-speed 176 404 550 7.4 sec. 7.8 sec. 135 218 2100 4630 38 84
Diesel (Turbo 3.0) 180kW 3.0V6 Audi Tiptronic 8-speed 180 404 550 7.2 sec. 7.6 sec. 137 220 2080 4586 39 87
Diesel S (Turbo 4.1) 4.1V8 Audi Tiptronic 8-speed 281 625 850 5.4 sec. 5.7 sec. 157 252 2195 4839 58 128
3.6 3.6VR6 Volkswagen manual 6-speed 220 294 400 7.1 sec. 7.5 sec. 143 230 1995 4398 50 110
Tiptronic 8-speed 220 294 400 7.4 sec. 7.8 sec. 143 230 2030 4475 49 108
Supercharged 3.0 3.0V6 Audi Tiptronic 8-speed 245 324 440 6.6 sec. 7.0 sec. 149 239 2155 4751 52 114
Hybrid (Supercharged 3.0) 3.0V6 Audi 245kW 440Nm
+ el.motor 34kW 300Nm
Tiptronic 8-speed 279 426 580 6.1 sec. 6.5 sec. 150 242 2240 4938 57 124
S 4.8V8 Porsche Tiptronic 8-speed 294 368 500 5.6 sec. 5.9 sec. 160 258 2065 4553 65 142
GTS 4.8V8 Porsche Tiptronic 8-speed 309 379 515 5.4 sec. 5.7 sec. 162 261 2060 4541 68 150
Turbo 4.8V8 Porsche Tiptronic 8-speed 368 515 700 4.4 sec. 4.7 sec. 173 278 2170 4784 77 170
Turbo E81 WLS 4.8V8 Porsche Tiptronic 8-speed 397 551 750 4.3 sec. 4.6 sec. 175 281 ~2170 ~4784 ~83 ~183
Turbo S 4.8V8 Porsche Tiptronic 8-speed 405 551 750 4.3 sec. 4.5 sec. 176 283 2215 4883 83 183

Porsche 958

The original Cayenne was internally called as 955 (2002-2006) and its facelift model as 957 (2007-2010). Volkswagen code for both of these versions was 9PA. The completely new Cayenne introduced in 2010, was internally called 958.1 and the Volkswagen code was 92A (for both 958.1 and 958.2).


When the 958 came out, it was a surprise that the PDK double-clutch gearbox was not offered. On the other hand, Tiptronic is a better option for a cruiser and it now had 8 speeds!


The greatest news about the Cayenne 958 was that it was sent to Weightwatchers and it returned with very good results. For example, on the Cayenne S the weight was down by 180 kg/397 lb. The weight reduction clearly had very positive effects on performance and handling, but also on fuel consumption. Thanks to lower weight and the 8-speed gearbox, the 958 models consume about 20% less fuel than the 957 with the same engine. Remember, the 957 had direct fuel injection, so it was already more economical than the original Cayenne 955.


958 looks smaller than 957 because of its more sleek design, but it really is 1.9"/4.8 cm longer. The wheelbase was extended by 1.6"/4 cm. These numbers make the weight loss look even more impressive.


None of the 6-cylinder engines is a Porsche engine. The Cayenne 3.6 has a VW engine, the supercharged 3-litre engines in the hybrid and in the non-hybrid Chinese market cars are Audi S4 units, both diesels are also from Audi. Only S, GTS and Turbo have Porsche engines. These V8 engines were built at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart and shipped to Leipzig, where they were mounted to the Cayennes which were pre-assembled at the Volkswagen factory in Slovakia.

Cayenne S V8 Tiptronic performance evolution: 955, 957, 958


In order to lower CO2 emissions (and save fuel), the Hybrid version was launched right from the start of the 958 generation. The 958 Hybrid wasn't a plug-in hybrid (all the electricity was made on board), so the reduction in the fuel consumption was minimal and the added weight of the car didn't please enthusiastic drivers.


GTS is a Cayenne S + 15 kW + Turbo look. The GTS has lowered suspension: 0.9"/2.4 cm closer to the ground with steel springs and 0.8"/2.0 cm with air suspension. Additional power comes from the sports exhaust system and modified DME. In addition to power increase, the GTS has shorter drive ratio that further enhances the car’s agility. The GTS was available in two exclusive special colours: Carmine Red and Peridot Metallic. And it has its own optional alcantara interior, that was not available for other versions. Sports seats came as standard.

Turbo S

Turbo S was basically a highly loaded version of the Cayenne Turbo. Turbo S had the following equipment as standard (were optional for the Turbo):
* Powerkit
* PDCC Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
* PTV Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (operates with torque vectoring at the rear wheels together with an electronically controlled rear differential lock)
* Sport Chrono package
* 21" wheels
* Carbon interior package
For the Turbo S the interior was available in black/red and black/beige combinations.

Front end design of Cayenne Diesel, 3.6, Hybrid and S© Porsche
The front end of the 958 looks very good - well done, Porsche.© Porsche
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Cayenne S rescue car presented to city of Leipzig© Porsche
June 29, 2012: 500.000th car finished at the Porsche Leipzig factory. Final assembly of Cayennes was started in Leipzig in 2002, production of Carrera GT in 2003 and production of Panameras in 2009.© Porsche
Porsche Cayenne 958.1 with panorama roof, top view
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Turbo S© Porsche
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GTS© Porsche
The design of the rear has not been received very well. © Porsche
The rear lamps look much better in the dark © Porsche
GTS © Porsche
Optional Lane Change Assist monitors the area to the side behind the vehicle (the blind area at the rear quarter) and alerts the driver by means of of the visual warning signal in the mirror © Porsche
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Lane departure warning system © Porsche
Porsche Cayenne 958 traffic sign detector
Traffic sign detector © Porsche
Proper gear lever for the Porsche. Unfortunately only the 3.6-litre version was available with the manual gearbox. In the previous Cayenne also the S-version was available with the manual transmission. Unfortunately the Turbo was never available with manual, as a lot of true enthusiasts would really love a Turbo with a manual gearbox. © Porsche
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Turbo S © Porsche
Turbo S © Porsche
Porsche Cayenne 958 beige interior
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Porsche Cayenne 958.1 interior colors
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The GTS’ optional special interior is available with Carmine Red or Peridot Green contrast on black leather. It includes ‘GTS’ logos on the head restraints, seat belts and decorative seams in red or green.© Porsche
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Ski bag© Porsche
The rear seats move individually fore-and-aft and the backrest angle is adjustable© Porsche

18" Cayenne wheel

18" Cayenne S III wheel

19" Cayenne Turbo wheel

19" Cayenne Design II wheel

20" Cayenne Sport Design II wheel

20" RS Spyder wheel

21" 911 Turbo-look wheel

21" Sport Edition wheel

21" Sport Edition wheel painted

Cayenne Cayenne S Turbo PCCB (not suitable for off-road)
Turbo S© Porsche
Porsche Cayenne 958 hybrid phantom view
Cayenne Hybrid© Porsche
Hybrid system© Porsche
Volkswagen plant in Bratislava (Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg, Audi Q7)
VW factory in Bratislava: the Cayenne looks a bit silly without the wheels among the Audi Q7 and VW Touareg that are fully finished. The Cayenne was transported to Leipzig in Germany to receive its powertrain and axles. This way the Cayenne could legally be 'Made in Germany', which Porsche marketing considered important.© Volkswagen
On- and off-road

The 958.1 was the last Cayenne with permanent 4-wheel-drive - from 958.2 the drive force was sent to the front axle only when the rear wheels lost grip. The 958.1 was also the last Cayenne generation when the manual gearbox was offered for the few enthusiasts. Between April 2010 and July 2014, 303.000 Cayenne 958.1 were made. The previous versions, the Cayenne 955 (2003-2007) and 957 (2007-2010), accounted for 276.000 cars.

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