Porsche’s all-new Cayenne is one damn good SUV without any doubt. However, we have a favorite, which (you won’t be surprised) comes with two turbochargers. It’s the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo of course – an awesome option that offers ultimate performance, an inch better than from its predecessor. You may not found too many new details on the first glance here, but the redesigned luxury SUV really makes a statement, and here is why:
The new Cayenne Turbo uses a more potent powertrain. It’s a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, which is basically “just” 30 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque on the current numbers. Still, the power-boost definitely matters, because, in a combination with a lighter Audi’s MLB Evo platform, the SUV gets the chance to chop a 0-60 sprint to 3.9 seconds. Plus, you can always add an optional Sport Chrono package, which reportedly pushes the sprint to 3.7 seconds. A top speed remains capped at 177 mph as before, while the earlier eight-speed auto transmission and all-wheel drive stay untouched.
Special Treatment Inside and Out
The 2019 Turbo Cayenne hosts some unique exterior and interior details as well. The gorgeous SUV features unique exhaust pipes and huge 21-inch wheels. The wheels are wrapped in special 315/35ZR-21 tires in the rear and 285/40ZR-21 units up front. The new Turbo is using an impressive braking system. It’s a so-called PSCB Porsche Surface Coated Braking, which involves cast-iron rotors coated with tungsten carbide. In addition, active spoiler with an air-brake mode is standard as well, as it is a six-level adaptive suspension. Plus, there are five terrain options available, which enable the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo to cross pavement, mud, gravel, sand, or rocks without any problem.
The cab offers, well, everything you may need and more. Compared to its predecessor, the new Turbo model sports essentially better navigation with Porsche’s Connect Plus. From now on, the system includes traffic-update, Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay capability. The SUV gets a heated steering wheel, while both front and rear seats feature heating options too. Up front, the passengers can enjoy in new bucket seats with 18-way power adjustability.
Expected Price Increase
This level of luxury will cost of course. In contrast to today’s model which starts at $119,150, the 2019 model will be priced $125,650. Still, if you don’t mind on the price increase, you must also wait for the next autumn, because the all-new Turbo won’t be available in North America before 2018-September.