Revealed by a leak at the beginning of the week, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne is now officially unveiled. Even though it is not an aesthetic revolution, this third generation brings many changes. Review of details.
Unlike the first generation, which had puzzled many purists, the new 2018 Porsche Cayenne will not create any shock. Now well-established, the large Porsche SUV prefers to opt for continuity. Whether face or profile, it will be easy to confuse it with its predecessor , even if the redesigned 100% diodes, the more sculpted hood or the refined glass surfaces will help you to differentiate them. The length is also increased by 6 cm, reaching 4.92 m in total, while the height decreases by a small centimeter. But it is especially the stern of this third generation, presented in Frankfurt , which makes its revolution, trading its two big fires against thin optics connected by a headband, way Panamera 2.
A weight under two tons … just
Made of aluminum, this new bodywork helped the Cayenne 3 to lose weight. Despite the lithium-ion-polymer battery, lighter than 10 kg alone, the diet was less severe than expected. The big brother of the Macan only loses 65 kg, which allows its basic version to go down just under the bar of the two tons: 1 985 kg precisely.
This is nevertheless sufficient to improve performance, especially since the smallest engine, a V6 3.0 turbo-gasoline, climbs from 300 to 340 hp.At launch, at the end of the year, the only alternative proposed is the Cayenne S, driven by another turbo V6, a 2.9 this time, strong 440 hp. There will be neither diesel nor V8 at first, but the honor is except: the more muscular variant passes under the 5 s from 0 to 100 km / h with the optional Sport Chrono pack.