Porsche Cayenne 0-60 Times

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2017 Porsche Cayenne

S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition3.0L Supercharger V6 + Elec 70-kW 10.8-kWhAWD8A5.2 sec13.8 sec @ 103 mph----/----/---- mpgCar and Driver
S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition3.0L Supercharger V6 + Elec 70-kW 10.8-kWhAWD8A5.4 sec13.9 sec @ 103 mph----/----/23 mpgMotor Week
Turbo S4.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD8A3.8 sec12.2 sec @ 115 mph14/21/13 mpgCar and Driver

2016 Porsche Cayenne

Turbo S4.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD8A4.2 sec12.9 sec @ 107.4 mph14/21/---- mpgMotor Trend

2015 Porsche Cayenne

S E-Hybrid3.0L Supercharger V6 + Elec 10.8-kWhAWD8A5.4 sec13.7 sec @ 103 mph----/----/21 mpgCar and Driver

2014 Porsche Cayenne

Turbo S4.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD8A4.1 sec12.5 sec @ 113 mph14/20/15 mpgCar and Driver

2013 Porsche Cayenne

Diesel3.0L Turbo Diesel V6AWD8A6.8 sec15.4 sec @ 88 mph19/29/25 mpgCar and Driver
Diesel3.0L Turbo Diesel V6AWD8A6.9 sec15.3 sec @ 87.7 mph19/29/29.2 mpgMotor Trend
Diesel3.0L Turbo Diesel V6AWD8A7.2 sec15.6 sec @ 91 mph19/29/29.4 mpgMotor Week
GTS V84.8L V8AWD8A5.5 sec13.9 sec @ 101 mph15/21/14 mpgCar and Driver

2012 Porsche Cayenne

Turbo V84.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD8A4.5 sec13.0 sec @ 109 mph15/22/15 mpgCar and Driver

2011 Porsche Cayenne

S Hybrid3.0L Supercharger V6 + ElecAWD8A5.7 sec14.3 sec @ 97 mph20/24/18 mpgCar and Driver
S Hybrid3.0L supercharger V6 + ElecAWD8A5.6 sec14.3 sec @ 95.7 mph20/24/19.9 mpgMotor Trend
S V84.8L V8AWD8A5.5 sec14.1 sec @ 101 mph16/22/14 mpgCar and Driver
S V84.8L V8AWD8A5.9 sec14.4 sec @ 98.7 mph16/22/13.4 mpgMotor Trend
S V84.8L V8AWD8A5.7 sec13.9 sec @ 108 mph16/22/---- mpgMotor Week
Turbo V84.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD8A4.0 sec12.4 sec @ 113 mph15/22/15 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo V84.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD8A4.3 sec12.8 sec @ 107.9 mph15/22/---- mpgMotor Trend

2009 Porsche Cayenne

Turbo S V84.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A4.1 sec12.6 sec @ 112 mph12/19/14 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo S V84.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A4.4 sec12.9 sec @ 110 mph12/19/13 mpgCar and Driver

2008 Porsche Cayenne

GTS V84.8L V8AWD6M5.7 sec14.2 sec @ 98 mph11/17/12 mpgCar and Driver
S V84.8L V8AWD6A6.0 sec14.5 sec @ 98 mph13/18/15 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo V84.8L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A4.8 sec13.3 sec @ 107 mph12/19/13 mpgCar and Driver

2006 Porsche Cayenne

Turbo S V84.5L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A4.9 sec13.5 sec @ 107 mph12/17/12 mpgCar and Driver

2005 Porsche Cayenne

S V84.5L V8AWD6A6.6 sec15.0 sec @ 93 mph12/17/16 mpgCar and Driver
Tiptronic3.2L V6AWD6A8.8 sec16.7 sec @ 83 mph14/18/15 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo V84.5L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A5.1 sec13.6 sec @ 101.8 mph12/17/---- mpgMotor Trend

2004 Porsche Cayenne

S V84.5L V8AWD6A7.3 sec15.4 sec @ 92 mph12/17/15 mpgCar and Driver
S V84.5L V8AWD6A7.5 sec15.41 sec @ 90.81 mph12/17/---- mpgMotor Trend
Techart Turbo V84.5L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A5.0 sec13.5 sec @ 102.2 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend

2003 Porsche Cayenne

S V84.5L V8AWD6A6.9 sec14.9 sec @ 94.9 mph12/17/---- mpgMotor Trend
S V84.5L V8AWD6A7.0 sec15.3 sec @ 86 mph12/17/---- mpgMotor Week
Turbo V84.5L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A5.0 sec13.5 sec @ 104 mph12/17/12 mpgCar and Driver
Turbo V84.5L Twin-Turbo V8AWD6A5.4 sec13.79 sec @ 102.47 mph12/17/---- mpgMotor Trend

About Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne 0-60According to the official Porsche history, when Porsche first launched the Cayenne in 2002 it was met with “great skepticism”. That’s putting it mildly, to say the least. The move was met with a huge howl outrage from Porsche enthusiasts. It was seen as a betrayal when Porsche strayed from its strict sport-scar roots.

And what compounded the damage was the fact that the new model was an SUV, the very epitome of placid and boring transportation. Porsche was meant for real men who wanted speed and handling in one nifty little package. It’s not for soccer moms who wanted a spacious cargo van for school runs. That Porsche would succumb to cater to such a market was seen as going against the very principles of Porsche itself.

Yet Porsche insisted that they were in keeping with the Porsche tradition of “innovation”, and in a way that was actually true enough. But in reality it was Porsche’s response to market forces, especially in the US which was their main market. They had to compete in the SUV sector because people were buying them, and even BMW and Mercedes Benz were offering their own versions.

So there have been a lot of Cayenne versions through the years, and even now you have multiple versions to choose from. You’ve got your basic Cayenne, then the S, the Diesel, the S Hybrid, the new GTS, and the Turbo.

The Basic Cayenne

It’s now 165 kg lighter, and yet it can still be driven off-road and it can tow quite heavy loads as any SUV should. Here’s a look at the basic specs:

  • Naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine with direct fuel injection, variable resonance intake manifold, and variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust
  • 6-speed manual gearbox
  • 300 horsepower, torque of 400 Nm
  • 142 mph (230 kph) top speed
  • 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds
  • Gas mileage, 20/29 mpg

Cayenne Hybrid

Now if you want to be really practical and get something that doesn’t drink gas like there’s no recession going on, then the Hybrid version may suffice. Aside from the V-6 engine, you also have a pair of electric motors. You’ve got an automatic start/stop function, and the Hybrid can cost along the highway even when the engine is turned off.

  • Gas mileage, 20/24 mpg
  • 333 horsepower, plus another 47 horsepower from the electric motors
  • Top speed, 150 mph (242 kph)
  • 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) is 6.5 seconds
  • Torque, 580 Nm

The cabin is quite opulent, and the seats are nicely supportive and spacious. Even the rear seats offer lots of space too.

As for creature comforts, you already start with a super audio system with 10 speakers, along with a 7-ince touch screen and dual-zone automatic climate control. You may be intimidated by the number of buttons offered on the console, but the layout is intuitive. Eventually you’ll like it better than the more common central command system.

Cayenne Turbo S

Now if the other specs don’t seem like Porsche numbers to you, then perhaps the Turbo S version can assuage your outrage. This is the most powerful of the Cayenne lineup, and for purists the most worthy of the Porsche badge. It even looks fast and aggressive. The price, though, may set you back. It starts at about $147K, and with option you can easily add another $20K to the final price.

  • 4.8 L twin-turbocharged V-8
  • AWD, with an 8-speed automatic gearbox
  • 550 horsepower at 6000 rpm, torque is at 553 lb-ft at 2,250 rpm
  • Top speed of 175 mph (282 kph)
  • 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds (which is actually astonishing for a vehicle that’s meant to just bring your family from place to place)
  • Gas mileage, 14/20 mpg

The handling is quite excellent. The steering offers a very sharp response, and the amount of feedback is sufficient. You also get wide performance tires (21 inches, exclusive to the Turbo S) along with an adaptive air suspension which you can adjust for city or fast driving. You also get a gamut of safety features, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and the Sport Chrono package.

Inside, it’s actually nice and spacious, and the entertainment features offer a nice counterpoint to a rather exciting ride (especially for an SUV).


That’s the Cayenne for you. For a dozen years it has offered a unique combination of a practical family car but with unmistakable Porsche Flourishes that we’ve all come to know and love. Even the snout gives us the familiar Porsche look.

And despite all the changes, it’s still fast and it’s still agile. It may have lost the svelte figure Porsche cars have sported all these years, but now you have practical reasons for owning a Porsche. A practical Porsche—without the Cayenne, those two words would never be used in the same sentence!

For more information about Porsche Cayenne, visit the official Porsche website.

1 Comment

  1. Gerry Boerlage

    I really want one but the base model is already $122,000! Australian dollars, I can’t really justify paying $200,000 for a turbo V8 Deisel! Even though it does 0-60 in under 4.8 seconds. I might just buy another WRX!


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