Porsche is launching its Cayenne Diesel in the U.S. with the 2013
model year, which meets Tier 2 BIN5 emissions standards using
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology and Diesel Exhaust
The Cayenne Diesel has been available in Europe since 2009, but
had not previously been able to meet U.S. emissions standards. It
will go on sale in September at a base MSRP price of $55,750, not
including a $975 "destination charge", according to a statement
from the company.
The Cayenne Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel
engine, delivering 240 horsepower and 406 lb. ft. of torque from as
low as 1,750 rpm. The result is 0-60 mph acceleration in just 7.2
seconds and a top-track speed of 135 mph. The Cayenne Diesel can
travel up to an estimated 740 miles on a single tank of fuel.