Porsche Cayenne 958.1 (2010-2014)

Date of unveil by Porsche AG:
February 25, 2010, Turbo S October 12, 2012
Date and place of world premiere:
March 2, 2010 at Geneva Motor Show
Date of world-wide 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 prototype of the original Cayenne is Porsche Type 948, the original Cayenne is 955 (2002-2007) and its facelift model is the 957 (2007-2010). This Cayenne model has an internal number of 958 and for Porsche enthusiasts this Cayenne is simply a Porsche 958.

No PDK

Browsing the technical data you are probably surprised that the automatic gearbox is still a Tiptronic (although a new version, with 8 speeds) and not a PDK. It remains a mystery why the PDK is not an option, while being available for other Porsches.

Weight

The greatest news about the Cayenne 958 is that it was sent to Weightwatchers and it returned with very good results. On the Cayenne S the weight is down for example by 180 kg / 397 lbs. The weight reduction clearly has 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 4.8 cm / 1.9" longer. The wheelbase was extended by 4 cm / 1.6". 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 car are Audi S4 units, both diesels are also from Audi. Only Cayenne S, GTS and Turbo have Porsche engines. These V8 engines are built at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart and shipped to Leipzig. Cayenne bodies and interiors are assembled in VW factory in Slovakia. Then they are sent to Leipzig, where the powertrain is installed. And the “Made in Germany” label as well.

Hybrid or S?

Cayenne Hybrid costs much more than Cayenne S. That means an average Cayenne driver already buys his next car before the old Hybrid starts saving money. The main downside with the Hybrid is that it weighs 185 kg / 408 lbs more than the S - so the S has better acceleration, better braking and most importantly better handling. Cayenne Hybrid has an Audi engine - why would you like your “Porsche” that is already built at the VW factory, to have an Audi engine with less power and higher price? The Hybrid batteries have 2 year warranty and you don’t want to know the cost of changing the battery pack. 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: 2.4 cm / 0.9" closer to the ground with steel springs and 2.0 cm / 0.8" 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 is available in two exclusive special colours: Carmine Red or Peridot Metallic. And it has its own optional alcantara interior, not available for other models. Sports seats come as standard.

Turbo S

Turbo S is basically a highly loaded version of the Cayenne Turbo. Turbo S has the following equipment as standard which is optional for the Cayenne 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 is available in black/red and black/beige combinations.

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

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 wheel

21" Sport Edition wheel

21" Sport Edition wheel painted

Diesel, V6 Hybrid, S GTS, Turbo PCCB (not suitable for offroad)
Turbo S© Porsche AG
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 AG
Hybrid system © Porsche AG
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
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 AG
Cayenne S rescue car presented to city of Leipzig © Porsche AG
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.


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