Porsche is to introduce a new 377bhp, 4.2-litre V8 diesel version of its Cayenne as it strives to beef-up its SUV range.
Powered by the latest evolution of Audi’s 4.2-litre V8 twin-turbo diesel engine, the new Cayenne S Diesel boasts a significant 140bhp and 221lb/ft increase over the existing single turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel in the popular Cayenne Diesel.
Porsche say the new Cayenne will accelerate from standstill to 62mph in 5.7sec and on to a top speed of 157mph.
It’ll also return 34.0mpg and emit 218g/km CO2 thanks to various fuel-saving technology including stop-start.
Porsche says it has worked hard at providing the new V8 diesel, which is also earmarked to join a facelifted Panamera line-up in 2013, with a distinctive sound, which it likens to its more traditional V8 petrol units