Porsche Cayenne 958.1 (2010-2014)

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

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Technical specification Cayenne 958.1

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 3.6V6 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 is internally called as 955 (2002-2007) and its facelift model as 957 (2007-2010). Volkswagen code for both of these versions is 9PA. The completely new Cayenne introduced in 2010, is internally 958.1. The Volkswagen code for 958 (958.1 and 958.2) is 92A.

No PDK

It was a surprise that PDK double-clutch gearbox was not offered, but the Tiptronic might even be a better option for a cruiser as it doesn't require the change of the clutch discs. For the 958 the Tiptronic got two more gears (now 8-speed).

Weight

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 957 models.

Size

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.

Powerplants and production

None of the V6 engines isn't 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.

Hybrid or S?

New Cayenne Hybrid costed much more than Cayenne S. That meant an average Cayenne driver already bought his next car before the Hybrid started to save money. The main downside with the Hybrid is that it weighs 185 kg/408 lb more than the S - so the S has better acceleration, better braking and most importantly better handling. The Hybrid batteries had 2 year warranty. So the more sensible choice is definetely the Cayenne S. Or even better, the GTS.

GTS

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 models. 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.

Frontend design of Cayenne Diesel, V6, Hybrid and S © Porsche
The frontend of the 958 looks very good - well done, Porsche. © Porsche
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Turbo S© Porsche
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The design of the rear has not been received very well. © Porsche
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The rear lamps look much better in the dark © Porsche
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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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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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Lane departure warning system © Porsche
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Traffic sign detector © Porsche
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Proper gear lever for the Porsche. Unfortunately only the 958 V6 is 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
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The rear seats move individually fore-and-aft and the backrest angle is adjustable© Porsche
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Ski bag© Porsche
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18" Cayenne wheel

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18" Cayenne S III wheel

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19" Cayenne Turbo wheel

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19" Cayenne Design II wheel

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20" Cayenne Sport Design II wheel

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20" RS Spyder wheel

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21" 911 Turbo wheel

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21" Sport Edition wheel

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21" Sport Edition wheel painted

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Diesel, V6 Hybrid, S GTS, Turbo PCCB (not suitable for offroad)
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Turbo S© Porsche
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Cayenne Hybrid. The idea of saving fuel with cars which are meant as transport is great, but the core essence of Porsche should still be a true sports car – not for just getting from A to B, but having fun while doing that. © Porsche
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Hybrid system © Porsche
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While the VW Touareg and Audi Q7 are produced and finished at the VW factory in Bratislava, the Cayenne receives its axles in Leipzig. This way the car can be legally sold as 'Made in Germany'. © Volkswagen
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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's in 2003 and production of Panameras in 2009. © Porsche
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Cayenne S rescue car presented to city of Leipzig © Porsche
On- and off-road

Sales

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.


Article © James Herne / Stuttcars.com


Sales catalogues

PDF 2009/12 Exclusive Cayenne (4 MB)

PDF 2010/03 Cayenne Diesel, 3.6, Hybrid, S, Turbo (5 MB)

PDF 2011/06 Cayenne Diesel, 3.6, Hybrid, S, Turbo (12 MB)

PDF 2011/07 Tequipment Cayenne (6 MB)

PDF 2012/02 Exclusive Cayenne (6 MB)

PDF 2012/02 Exclusive interior Cayenne (3 MB)

PDF 2012/04 Cayenne GTS (4 MB)

PDF 2012/09 Cayenne Diesel S V8 (6 MB)

PDF 2013/06 Tequipment Cayenne (8 MB)

PDF 2013/06 Cayenne Diesel, 3.6, Hybrid, S, GTS, Turbo (16 MB)


Anniversaries
Mar, 2719th death anniversary of Ferry Porsche (1998)
Apr, 04 – 41st birthday of the 936 (1976)
Apr, 05 – 52nd birthday of the 912 (1965)
Apr, 05 – 5th death anniversary of F.A. Porsche (2012)
Apr, 07 – 49th birthday of the 908 (1968)