Porsche Cayenne 958.1 (2010-2014)
- Date of unveil by Porsche AG:
- February 25, 2010, Turbo S October 12, 2012
- March 2, 2010 at Geneva Motor Show
- Market launch:
- May 8, 2010, Turbo S January 2013
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|
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.
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).
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.
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.
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