August 28, 2003

Porsche announces Cayenne model with six cylinder engine

Atlanta, Georgia – Stuttgart, Germany-based Porsche AG announced the introduction of a third Cayenne model, which will be powered by a six-cylinder engine from Volkswagen. It will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and go on sale in Germany and Europe in the Fall and in North America in the first half of 2004.

Porsche says the V6 powered Cayenne can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds and has a top test track speed of 133 mph (214 km/h). The engine has four valves per cylinder and produces 247 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,500 and 5,500 rpm.

Aside from its power source, the Cayenne will offer all of the features first introduced on the Cayenne S and Turbo, including the Porsche Traction Management permanent four-wheel drive system, Porsche Stability Management and air suspension.

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