A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5653 times:
After months of speculation, Porsche has finally acknowledged that the Cayenne will be available with a diesel engine, starting in Feb. 2009. They didn't develop it on their own, it's the well-known Audi/VW 3.0 V6 TDI, which will be used seemingly unchanged.
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 10042 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5578 times:
That's cool. Makes more sense than a 500hp turbo V8 in a car like that. Your journey might take 3 seconds or so longer, but it saves a lot of fuel. It would be a pleasure to cruise around at high speeds in a diesel Cayenne!
Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4365 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5526 times:
Quoting Flighty (Reply 2): Your journey might take 3 seconds or so longer, but it saves a lot of fuel
But what's the point of buying an expensive luxury car if you then worry so much about mileage???
I've never got that.
If I had the money to buy a Cayenne, well, first of all I wouldn't buy a Cayenne, but even if I did, why would I opt for a less performing, less enjoyable engine in the sake of saving a few bucks every month after having spent around $80,000 in a car?
Diesels in small cars are great and economical. Diesels in trucks and utility type cars are convenient, but in a luxury SUV that's going to spend it's entire life on smooth tarmac??
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
Asuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5438 times:
Quoting N328KF (Reply 4): Save yourself $30k and buy the Touareg TDI...
Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 5): Which is the exact same car/platform but with a nicer interior, and a V10 diesel with the moon's weight worth in torque.
The V10 is gone now, in favor of the 3.0 6-cylinder that will appear in the Q7, Touareg, and Cayenne for 2010. Speaking of which, if you are comparing the corporate cousins, I would ditch the Touareg and get a Q7.