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
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.

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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)

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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)


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