Cayenne Diesel starts at $71,300; Panamera S E-Hybrid gets lower MSRP

This fall, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne will arrive at dealerships with two new powertrain options and a starting price of $71.300 for models equipped with the 3.0-litre diesel V6.

Sporting updated sheet metal, the Cayenne will also be the only vehicle in the segment to offer a plug-in hybrid derivative.

While it may take a well-trained eye to notice the difference, the front of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne is all new, featuring bi-xenon headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights as standard on Diesel and S models. Turbo models benefit from upgraded LED headlights.

Styling refinements have been made to the rear as well, along with a power tailgate equipped as standard on the entire model line.

A new steering wheel with paddle shifters, which Porsche says is based on the 918 Spyder, is standard as well.

However, the big news is in powertrains.

The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid ($86,800) features a new 10.9 kWh lithion-ion battery pack connected to a 95 hp electric motor good for 18 to 36 km of all-electric driving. Together with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, total output is 416 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque.

The Cayenne S ($83,700) also receives a new engine in the form of a 3.6-litre bi-turbo V6 with 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission.

Turbo models remain mechanically unchanged and get a $128,200 starting price.

Along with the announcement of the new Cayenne is an adjustment in price for the other four-door in Porsche’s lineup – the Panamera.

Specifically, the Panamera S E-Hybrid gets a reduction in price without any changes to standard equipment. For 2015, the hybrid sedan will start at $110,000, or $3,000 less than the 2014 model.

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