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Porsche Cayenne S Diesel: The V8 diesel Cayenne arrives

Wed, 12 Sep 2012

Porsche has revealed the 2013 Cayenne S Diesel with a 4.2 litre V8 diesel offering 378bhp, 626lb/ft of torque and 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds.

Back in April we reported that the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel was on its way with a V8 diesel engine to take on the BMW M50d and the upcoming offerings from Land Rover with a 2014 4.4 litre Range Rover Sport seeming a likely possibility.

Now Porsche has caught up and revealed the Cayenne S diesel, which gets the 4.2 litre diesel V8 with a healthy 378bhp and a very useful 626lb/ft of torque, enough to scoot the Cayenne S Diesel to 62mph in 5.7 seconds – a bit slower than the M50d, but all that torque should make it feel at least as lively.

Although the S Diesel offers impressive performance, it still manages to play the diesel trump card with official economy of 34mpg and emissions of 218g/gm – not that you’ll come close to that in the real world. But something better than 25mpg seems likely, and that’s almost twice what you’d get out of the Cayenne Turbo.

You’ll have to look quite hard to see any visual differences between the V8 diesel and the V8 petrol as the Diesel S wears a Cayenne S badge on the back and gets the bigger brakes and silver calipers too, but there are small ‘Diesel’ badges on the front ends of the wings.

The Porsche Cayenne S Diesel will arrive in January 2013 and cost from £58,243 – £2k less than the BMW M50d – and will debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Photos of the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel >>

By Cars UK