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It's Official: First Porsche Car With A Diesel  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4690 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4682 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.

Link (sorry, German only):

http://www.porsche.com/germany/models/cayenne/cayenne-diesel/

Some months ago it was Subaru, now it's Porsche's turn. The number of car manufacturers who don't offer a diesel option is ever-shrinking...


Please don't flame me for calling the Cayenne a car.  Smile

And for anyone who is interested, these were the very first Porsches with a diesel (no kidding):



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/Porsche_Master_F418_50PS_1960.jpg/800px-Porsche_Master_F418_50PS_1960.jpg


Exceptions confirm the rule.
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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

I saw that today. I don't really mind to see a diesel in the Cayenne.

On the other hand, if they put a boxer diesel engine in the 997, that would be a real shame!!



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8709 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4607 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!

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4555 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??

 banghead 



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Save yourself $30k and buy the Touareg TDI...


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4527 times:



Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
Save yourself $30k and buy the Touareg TDI...

Which is the exact same car/platform but with a nicer interior, and a V10 diesel with the moon's weight worth in torque.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4506 times:



Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
Save yourself $30k and buy the Touareg TDI...

Just don't buy SUVs Big grin



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4467 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.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Some great photos of Porsche diesel tractors here.

http://www.porsche-diesel.com/gallery.aspx

Lest we forget some other folks have made modestly sized diesel engines in the past.

This is from the Busch Sulzer people

Big version: Width: 710 Height: 560 File size: 93kb
Busch Sulzer


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4380 times:

It's been rumored in the European automotive press that Porsche will make the Cayenne diesel engine optional in the new (and ugly) 2010 Porsche Panamera 5-door sport sedan.  vomit 

Photos of Production versions of the Panamera: http://www.leftlanenews.com/porsche-panamera.html



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