The Cayenne generation of engines has been redeveloped completely from scratch and they now offer even greater power and torque. Combined with improved efficiency.
The 404 kW (541 hp) rated twin-turbo V8 engine of the Cayenne Turbo is equipped with twin-scroll turbines. The exhaust streams arrive at the turbine wheel through physically separate channels – for optimized gas cycles. The result: High torque even at low engine speeds.
For efficiency, all engines also come with electrical system recuperation, thermal management and the auto start/stop function with coasting function.
Another essential platform for enhanced efficiency and further improved performance: Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). PAA actively manipulates the aerodynamic behavior of the car. The new adaptive roof spoiler is exclusive to the Cayenne Turbo .
The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the Cayenne Turbo
Producing 404 kW (541 hp), the new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with twin-scroll turbines proves to be particularly powerful. The maximum torque of 568 lb/ft is achieved between 1,960 and 4,500 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) takes only 4.1 seconds.
Adaptive air suspension
Adaptive air suspension enhances both driving dynamics and comfort. The use of three-chamber technology makes it possible to enjoy an even better combination of comfort and sportiness, because the spring rate is adjusted to suit the driving mode and situation. The air suspension also features a self-leveling function for a constant vehicle position, PASM and ride-height adjustment.
Optional rear-axle steering is available for the Cayenne models for the first time. It enhances performance and everyday driveability in equal measure. At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This has the virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase. The turning circle is reduced, agility is increased and parking becomes noticeably easier to manage. At high speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This virtual extension of the wheelbase increases driving stability.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
PDCC is an active roll stabilization system. The system also reduces the vehicle's lateral instability on uneven ground. The electromechanical anti-roll bars are new. These respond faster than their hydraulic equivalents and work more efficiently.
Dynamic design language. Typically Porsche.
The customary identifying features are there to be seen, including the strongly emphasized front panels, the long, downward sloping hood and with its power dome, and the characteristic three-piece air intakes, which are even larger and more dominant.
The front apron is new and powerfully styled. The LED main headlights have an optional LED matrix beam.
At the side, the sharpened lines of the roof descend sleekly all the way back to the roof spoiler. There are also newly styled doors and new, staggered wheels and tires with up to 1.3 in. of additional wheel with on the rear axle.
The rear has been completely redesigned. Overall, the Cayenne has broader shoulders compared to the predecessor generation – making it more muscular, more athletic and more dynamic.
Exquisite, sporty, ergonomic. Not least thanks to the flat, broad dashboard and ascending center console for swift hand movements from the multifunction Sports steering wheel to the gear selector.
Our origins are in motorsport. This is where we learned how important it is to bring vehicle and driver as close together as possible. The interior is practically built around the driver. And is completely driver-centric as a result.
The same applies to the seats: sporty with a capital ‘S’. And also applies to the newly designed rear seats, each of which also triggers motorsport emotions. Without having to sacrifice comfort.
New in all Cayenne models: the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept. The center console with Direct Touch Control has a surface in glass look featuring touch-sensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions. In between: the compact gear selector. Above the center console is Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which features a full-HD 12-inch touchscreen display and includes an online navigation module for intuitive operation. Behind the multifunction Sports steering wheel is the instrument cluster. To the right and left of the typical Porsche analog Tachometer – with classic needle design – are two high-resolution display screens that display virtual instruments, maps and other information as required.
Available as an option, the colored ambient lighting – new in the Cayenne – enriches the interior with precisely targeted lighting accents. You can choose from a variety of color schemes for any mood and also alter the light intensity.
All models boast typical Cayenne strengths: spaciousness, great versatility and an array of carefully selected materials. Exactly what you desire, as there are also numerous personalization options.
Services and smartphone apps*
With Porsche Connect, you have access to useful services and functions that can help you before, during and after your journey in your Cayenne .
Control them with ease using the Porsche Connect app, PCM or My Porsche . In addition to Online Navigation with real time traffic or the new Porsche Connect app, there are more than 20 additional services and apps available.
Ready to assist is the new Porsche Voice Pilot, your online voice control service, so that you can keep your eyes on the road and traffic at all times. Simply say where you want to go. A sightseeing attraction at your destination, for example. Voice Pilot understands without you having to enter address details.
*The models featured in this publication are approved for road use in Germany. Some items of equipment are available as extra-cost options only. The availability of models and options may vary from market to market due to local restrictions and regulations.
Apple® Car Play
Thanks to its support for Apple® CarPlay, Porsche Connect enables you to use the apps of your iPhone® even when you're in your Porsche . This means that apps such as 'Telephone', 'Music' or 'News' can be accessed directly – via PCM or with Siri®, the Apple® voice recognition interface.
Every Porsche can be configured to your preference. Porsche Connect is the same. My Porsche therefore enables you to personalize and use many of the Porsche Connect functions and services in a way that suits your particular needs. Plan your route and send it to your Porsche . Call up the current gas level, retrieve stats relating to your last drive, or check whether you remembered to close the doors and windows. And, if you like, you can also let family or friends have access to My Porsche and certain functions of your Porsche .
Sound Package Plus
The standard Sound Package Plus provides excellent sound: ten loudspeakers with an output of 150 watts. The amplifier integrated into PCM optimally adapts the acoustics in the vehicle interior to the driver and front passenger.
Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Quiet, please, as we introduce a total output of 1,455 watts, 21 individually controlled loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 400-watt class D digital amplifier, two-way center system and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,500 cm². Special air motion transformer tweeters ensure unmistakably fine, clear and undistorted high-frequency sound reproduction with excellent level stability.
All loudspeaker housings are perfectly matched and deliver superior bass foundation, definition and precision. The result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume. Particularly impressive is the new 3D sound experience, created by the loudspeakers integrated into the roof pillars and by the use of a special Auro 3D algorithm. The Sound Enhancer optimizes the quality of music in compressed data format. The system also blends impeccably into the overall interior aesthetic thanks to the Burmester® loudspeaker trims in the doors.
BOSE® Surround Sound System
The BOSE® Surround Sound System features 14 amplifier channels and offers a total output of 710 watts. Fourteen loudspeakers including a separate subwoofer ensure balanced, faithfully reproduced acoustics. BOSE® SoundTrue® enhancement technology delivers even better audio quality and dynamics for compressed file formats such as MP3. The patented AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology continuously measures the ambient noise inside the vehicle and automatically adapts music playback so that a consistent sound is maintained.
A new benchmark in performance and design – the new Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB)
The innovation behind this brake is the unique combination of a cast-iron brake disc and a ceramic coating (tungsten carbide). Advantages over the conventional cast-iron brake of a similar design and size: even better responsiveness and particularly high fading stability. Thanks to this new surface coating, the brake disc remains glossy even after a long service life. Brake calipers painted in white lend this brake its distinctive look. It is fitted as standard to the Cayenne Turbo and is available as an option for all other Cayenne models.
The full color head-up display projects all the information relevant for the journey directly into the driver's field of vision.
Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
The system controls the speed of your Cayenne independently by using radar sensors in the front apron monitor the area in front of your vehicle.
Lane Keeping Assist including traffic sign recognition
The system eases the burden on the driver by providing steering assistance, helping to keep the vehicle in lane.
Collision and brake assist
The standard collision and brake assist significantly reduces the risk of collision with cars, pedestrians or cyclists within the system limits.
LED main headlights with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)
The LED matrix beam deactivates specific segments of the permanent main-beam cone. 84 individually controlled LEDs that act as one central light source.
PDLS Plus features electronic cornering lights and Auto High Beam activation.
Night Vision Assist
When driving at night, Night Vision Assist provides the driver with information even beyond the range of the headlights. An infrared camera detects pedestrians or larger animals before they are illuminated.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
Design and cylinders
Max. power at rpm
5,750 - 6,000 rpm
Max. torque at rpm
1,960 - 4,500 rpm
Max. engine speed
Max. power per liter
2 intake / 2 exhaust
EPA estimates not yet available.
8-speed Tiptronic S
Chassis and Suspension
415 mm brake rotors with 10-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front; 365 mm brake rotors with 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at rear
Electromechanical power steering with variable ratio
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Top track speed
0 - 60 mph
0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package
Max. ground clearance (air suspension, normal level)
Max. ground clearance (air suspension, high level)
Max. wading depth (air suspension, high level)
Ramp break-over angle (air suspension, high level)
Approach / departure angle (air suspension, high level)
23.3 - 20.4 °
Width (w/ mirrors)
Width (w/ mirrors folded)
Drag coefficient (Cd)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Rear luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded)
Rear luggage compartment volume
Service & Warranty
Limited vehicle warranty
4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
Main service interval
Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
Limited paint warranty
4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Limited corrosion warranty
12 years/unlimited miles