So it’s come to this. A diesel-engine Porsche. If the Cayenne SUV made the purists scream, the new diesel entry will probably make them sick. It surely wouldn’t help matters to point out that the diesel version of Cayenne will be the slowest of the bunch, with a 0-to-62 mph time of 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 133 mph.
The turbocharged, 3.0-liter diesel V-6 makes 240 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque. The horsepower figure is 50 hp less than the gasoline V-6; in contrast, the torque output exceeds that of the normally aspirated 4.8-liter V-8 (with 369 lb-ft). Perhaps the most important figure for the new diesel, however, is the 25 mpg fuel economy, its European cycle rating. Oh, and it can tow 7000 pounds too.
Source: Automobile Mag