- All Three Engine Options Are Turbocharged
- Tungsten Carbide Brake Rotors
- Rear Wheel Steering
- Active Aerodynamics Front & Rear
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2019 Porsche Cayenne Introduction
If you are looking for the latest in German Sport Utilities, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne is all-new. An extensive diet of aluminum has dropped 143 lbs from the curb weight. The suspension remains independent with coil springs at each corner. But for buyers who demand the best, the air suspension system is also new. Instead of one chamber found on earlier versions, each strut has three airbags set at different pressures. This offers a smooth ride along with the ability to change height between 6.4″ and 10.4″. Borrowing technology from the smaller models, the new Cayenne is the first Porsche SUV to offer rear wheel steering.
2019 Porsche Cayenne Engine
Suspension engineers also revised the PDCC system, which can disconnect the sway bars. It has lost the complex hydraulics to become a purely electrical device. A 48-volt servo can even twist each link in opposite directions, offering flat cornering up to 0.8G. The future of automotive electrical systems is in 48 volt systems because they operate more efficiently than 12-volt accessories. Three engine choices include a 3.0 liter V6 rated at 340 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The Cayenne S has a 2.9 liter making 430 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, and the Cayenne Turbo packs a 4.0 liter V8 offering 550 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
2019 Porsche Cayenne Interior
Inside you will be treated to a 12.3″ touchscreen mounted amidships under the Sport Chrono timepiece. Two 7″ screens combine with analog gauges for a sleek and customizable instrument panel. Instead of the myriad of buttons and switches you are expecting, the shifter is flanked by a black touchpanel that features haptic feedback. The smooth surface goes piano black on command, and it makes the interior much more appealing than Cayennes of the past.
2019 Porsche Cayenne Specs:
0-60: 3.9 seconds
60-0 Braking: N/A
1/4 Mile: N/A
Top Speed: 177 mph
Horsepower: 550 hp
Torque: 567 lb-ft
Weight: 4,796 lbs
2019 Porsche Cayenne MSRP
At a starting price of $65,700, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne will arrive without the fancy suspension and with the 3.0-liter engine. If you are looking to spend $82,900, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne S has the mid-level 2.9-liter engine, and the fully loaded Cayenne Turbo starts at $124,600