2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

After a couple of years of rumors, Porsche just released the all new Cayenne. While the car still looks roughly the same as before, it comes with brand new features that will make its rivals obsolete. For starters, the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne uses VW’s new MLB Evo architecture which also underpins the Bentayga or the Q7. However, the Cayenne has a shorter wheelbase than the other two cars and it is quite a bit lighter. In fact the car is also light when compared to its predecessor which is quite impressive. The best part about the new platform is the fact that its structural rigidity increased by a good margin. The center of gravity is also lower which translates in better handling characteristics and far less body-roll than before.


2019 Porsche Cayenne Review and News

With this new model Porsche added a lot of safety tech as standard.

Even the most basic version of the Cayenne will feature things like frontal collision warning and avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist as well as an adaptive cruise control system. Here you can read the review about the new 2019 Toyota Tundra

All of these will allow the car to basically drive itself during highway use which will greatly reduce driver fatigue. On top of that, most models received a far more capable running gear. The regular Cayenne will come with adaptive shocks and regular springs.

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However, the higher end models of the car will get an active suspension system which will raise or lower the car depending on the driving conditions ahead. This feature will not only make it more comfortable but also more capable during hard cornering. Read about Porsche Cayenne on Wikipedia


Release and Price

The manufacturer revealed the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne back in August.

However, they haven’t released all the details about it. The car will go on sale closer to the mid of 2018 but it might come in Europe around 2019 which will make matters quite interesting.

So far it looks like the base model will start at around $67,000 with the mid-range S going for around $84,000. This is quite a bit more than the competition but it should be well worth it.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne first drive review

Interior

One of the biggest changes to happen with the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne has to be its cabin.

While Porsche maintained the spirit of the car unchanged, the cabin is all new. The center stack is far more minimalist-looking than ever before.

They moved the air-vents down in order to make room for a massive wide-screen touch-based infotainment system. The flat center-stack now houses touch-based controls while the gear selector is far smaller than before.

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The steering wheel is quite similar to that of the 918 with the off-set push-start button. The instrument cluster is still analogue but Porsche did add a set of LCD screens inside the dials which will give the driver all the needed information.


Competition

Audi Q7, BMW X5, Maserati Levante, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLE


Redesign

Thanks to a nicer set of proportions, the new Cayenne looks smaller, wider and readier to go on a track.

In the front it boasts larger intakes with Porsche’s now well known 4-LED cluster headlights. The glasshouse as well as the doors are similar to its predecessor but that’s about it.

2019 Porsche Cayenne
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The rear of the car is just as impressive as the front. Here, the Cayenne features new tail lights which are now connected via an LED bar. These alongside the massive roof-spoiler and the large tailpipes make the 2019 Porsche Cayenne look like a true sports car.


2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Turbo S, GTS Engine and Specs

Porsche confirmed just two different engines so far.

The base model of the car will receive a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 which will offer 340 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The higher end S will feature a smaller 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 good for 430 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Both of these will drive all four wheels as standard via Porsche’s new 8 speed automatic gearbox. In the near future, Porsche will likely release at least two more engines for it. The GTS should get a higher output version of the 2.9 liter engine.

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The Turbo and Turbo S on the other hand should use a new 4.0 liter V8. With north of 550 horsepower, this should allow the Cayenne to become the quickest SUV on the market. A hybrid has also been rumored for a while but at this point this is still unlikely.


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2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

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