Finally, diesel has arrived for the American purists of the Porsche brand.Their beloved automaker’s lineup has introduced the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, as one of the first non-gasoline model. It’s oil-burning nature and the unusual powertrain remains well hidden by the 21s wheels and the exhaust pipes. You will not find much of sound but plenty of fury.

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel – Review

Porsche Cayenne Diesel Exteriors and Interiors

About y 775 pounds lighter than the Audi, you will find the new 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel much more nimble on the road. 18-inch alloys, partial leather seats and other full power accessories, are standard but there are other upgrades like air suspension, navigation system, Sport Edition wheels painted black and PASM, that may leave your piggy bank a lot slimmer but worth it. Those modern and sophisticated interiors will leave you with an expensive feel. The compass on top of the dash, sloping center console and stitched leather lines make for the uniquely Porsche look. The carbon ceramic brakes and leather seat centers in deviating color will actually cost you more than the fuel.

Porsche Cayenne Diesel Engine and Performance

The new Porsche boasts of 29 mpg highway and 19 mpg city, offering one of the best powertrain options in the range. The Diesel can reach 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds. With an extravagant torque, this is one diesel that you will never find sweating. Enjoy a great diversity in the power trains that ranges from the entry-level Cayenne with3.6-liter VR6 and 300-horsepower or the powerful Cayenne Turbo with 4.8-liter V8 and 500-hp. You can en take a look at hybrid gasoline-electric mode The Gen-II engine is still  unique to Porsche and is made with aluminum alloy cylinder and vermicular graphite cast iron block for added strength. However, those Porsche’s old-style pushbutton shifters, can be annoying.

Those body motions are well-controlled, thanks to the optional air suspension; and one can safely explore nay terrain and feel smooth and alive. With the base price starting at $56,725, this is certainly the most affordable model. It seems Porsche has largely succeeded, in making this high-riding and spacious vehicle perform more like a sports car.

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