Porsche Prices Cayenne Diesel At $55,770

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
porsche prices cayenne diesel at 55 770

Porsche fanatics, hang on to your defibrilators. The oil-burning Porsche SUV bastard spawn known as the Cayenne Diesel is coming to America, and it will be priced fairly reasonably.

At $55,770, the Diesel is nearly $10,000 less than a Cayenne S, but about $7,000 more than a Cayenne V6. It’s also nearly $1,000 less than a BMW X5 35d but $5,770 more than a Mercedes ML350 BlueTec.

The 3.0-liter V6 will put out 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque,with a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds. A 7,716 lbs towing capacity, along with fuel economy ratings of 20/28/23 mpg round out the package.

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  • Darkhorse Darkhorse on Apr 03, 2012

    It used to be Porsche made exciting cars for the sports car niche. Today they are trying to make cars for every niche. Ferdinand must be weeping in Valhalla.

    • Jgustafson21 Jgustafson21 on Apr 03, 2012

      Probably not. He's most likely rolling around in the piles of money this car makes instead of his grave. I'm not sure why we anoint the founders of OEMs as eternal benchmarks for what the automakers should and should not do. In most cases, these men were businessmen first, car guys second, and assholes a close third. That being said, Porsche claiming a sub-Boxster model would "dilute the brand" while making a this and a Porsche-badged Q5 is maddening.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Apr 03, 2012

    Wow, that's close to the mileage I get in my 3er wagon! How do these hulks drive? I drove one a few years ago with a V8 and was throughly disappointed. I do like the new interior, though. Wouldn't this essentially be a Toureg Diesel with a better interior?

  • Blowfish Blowfish on Apr 03, 2012

    Mercs are selling more bluetecs in Canuckstan, so Oel burning Cayenne has to crash the party a tad late. Q7 and Toureg has oel burners too. Not seeing that many Dsl toureg nowadays.

  • YellowDuck YellowDuck on Apr 03, 2012

    Bloody hell...what is it about Porsche and Audi pricing in Canada? Here, the bottom of the line Cayenne starts at 56.6k. An A4 Sedan starts at $37.8K. This is with a dollar on par with the US...