Porsche is set to offer its first diesel-powered model in the U.S. this fall with the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel. The Cayenne Diesel is being unveiled this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show and will go on sale this September.
The Cayenne Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque from as low as 1,750 rpm. According to Porsche, the Cayenne Diesel will reach 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds, has a top speed of 135 mph and can tow over 7,700 lbs. Even with all the power Porsche estimates that the Cayenne Diesel will get 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, with a driving range of 740 miles on a single tank. It is also built to meet Tier 2 BIN5 emissions standards using Porsche’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The SCR system uses an AdBlue tank located in the spare tire well that sends AdBlue fluid to the catalytic converter to reduce harmful NOx emissions.
The 2013 Cayenne Diesel will start at $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.
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