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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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:
* 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.
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)|
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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