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8 Fun Facts About The Porsche Cayenne

  • The Porsche Cayenne's platform was developed by Porsche but it was also shared with the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. Some of its body parts and panels including the frames and doors were sourced from Volkswagen who uses the same frames and doors for their Volkswagen Touareg model, a mid-sized crossover SUV on the market since 2003. All other aspects of the Porsche Cayenne's design, tuning, and production were done in-house at Porsche.

  • After the Porsche 928 was discontinued, the Porsche Cayenne became the first V8-engined vehicle built by Porsche since 1995.

  • Although it doesn't have the shape of a typical American SUV, Porsche classifies the Porsche Cayenne as a sport utility vehicle. According to the German automaker, the Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size luxury SUV, not a sedan.

  • Just like the Volkswagen, the Porsche Cayenne also comes in both diesel and regular varieties.

  • The Porsche Cayenne was designed and engineered for racing. For the TransSyberia Rally 2007 held in Syberia, Porsche built only 26 units of Porsche Cayennes for drivers to race 7,100 kilometers from Moscow, Russia to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The rally's 6,600-kilometer route crossed the Ural Mountains up to the rugged peaks of the Altai Mounta. The winner of the race was none other than the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia which was enhanced to include the Porsche Traction Management, the optional Offroad Technology Package, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, and the Porsche Active Suspension Management.

  • To commemorate the victory of the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia at the TransSyberia Rally 2007, Porche built a street version equipped with the 405 hp (302 kW) direct-inject 4.8L V8 engine from the Cayenne GTS. Sales for the street version of the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia began in January 2009.

  • Porsche developed the Cayenne Diesel and introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show as a diesel version of the Porsche Cayenne. It was powered by Volkswagen's 3.0 L V6 TDI engine with a rate of 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) and 550 Nm (410 lbft) of torque.

  • The 2013 Cayenne Diesel's significant edge on its competitors is the 28-mpg highway fuel economy that it offers which equals to a driving range of 740 miles between fill ups. Its discreet "diesel" badges on the sides give the torque-rich oil-burner a subtle look.

Porsche Cayenne Articles

  • The Porsche Cayenne and its Common Problems

    17 January 2013

    The Porsche Cayenne is a popular luxury sports utility vehicle mostly seen driven by famous sports stars, celebrities, and the elite. Aside from its engine designed by Volkswagen, its frame and doors were also based from the Volkswagen Touareg. The Porsche Cayenne has made great impressions through the years. However, consumers will still have to watch out for the common problems that may arise when driving a Porsche Cayenne.


    Headlights

    The most common problem that car owners have encountered with the Porsche Cayenne is the loose headlights. A recall was issued by Porsche for the 2011 and 2012 models of the Porsche Cayenne including the base Cayenne and the models from the S, S Hybrid, and Turbo lines. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that the problem was the car's headlights being loose and easily detached from the fender while driving. This problem can cause serious impairment on the vehicle's visibility at night and increase the risk of an accident. According to the NHTSA, the problem lies within the headlamp locking assembly. This flaw was found in all Porsche Cayenne variants, from the base model right up to the high-performance Cayenne Turbo manufactured between March 8, 2010 and January 31, 2012. That sums up to a total of 20,278 Cayennes affected by the recall.


    Turbine wheel

    Consumers have also found problems in the Porsche Cayenne's turbine wheel. Porsche has recalled 270 vehicles for a faulty turbine wheel including the 2012 Cayenne Turbo SUVs. The problem is in the wheels having the tendency to fracture due to a casting defect. Aside from an expensive repair, this problem may also cause oil to be drawn into the exhaust system and increase the risk of a fire when left unresolved. This recall has also affected the Panamera Turbo sedan models.


    Seatbelts

    Another problem encountered by car owners with the Porsche Cayenne is the seatbelts not being properly secured. Consumers with a 2004 Porsche Cayenne S noticed that the seat belt retractors deactivate the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode with certain child restraints. According to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, all three rear seat positions in a car including the front passenger position should be equipped with seat belt retractors that have a locking feature. This problem may increase the risk of injury as the child restraints are not properly secured.