The sports carmaker claims the decision was taken in response to changed legal regulations especially in European markets, where vehicles with diesel engines will soon be able to benefit from substantial tax incentives. Furthermore, its growing stake in the Volkswagen Group has finally opened up full access to the German giant’s bevy of advanced diesel powertrains.
Porsche will equip the Cayenne with a 3.0L V6 turbodiesel engine with 240hp (176kW) and 405lb-ft (550Nm) sourced from Audi. Full consumption in the big SUV is rated at an impressive 9.3L/100km (25mpg) and CO2 emissions of 244g/km.
Source: Motor Authority