Porsche has revealed its updated Cayenne GTS model today, which will join a new petrol V6 entry model in Australia early next year.
For 2015, the GTS swaps its 294kW/500Nm 4.8 litre V8 for a powered-up version of the 3.6 litre twin-turbo V6 that drives the updated Cayenne S model.
The upgrade sees GTS model’s output and twist grow to 323kW and 600Nm, cutting the performance SUV’s 0-100km/h time from 5.7 to 5.2 seconds. That’s improved to 5.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package.
Fuel consumption is also improved in the GTS, dropping 0.9 l/100km to 10.0 l/100km.
Porsche says it has also blessed the GTS with a new sports exhaust that produces a “meatier” sound, along with a re-tuned Porsche Active Suspension Management system and larger brakes.
The GTS is priced at $154,600 and enters below the top-shelf $230,800 Cayenne Turbo.
Standard kit with the GTS includes 20-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, eight-way powered sports seats up front, leather/Alcantara combination trim, decorative stitching, headrest lettering and contrasting safety belts.
A new $108,000 Cayenne V6 petrol model also joins the Australian range, entering between the $104,700 Cayenne Diesel and the $139,900 Cayenne S.
Power in the Cayenne V6 is provided by the same 220kW/400Nm 3.6 litre engine that drove its predecessor, matched to an eight-speed Tiptronic auto and boasting a 7.7 0-100km/h time.
Fuel consumption with the Cayenne V6 is listed at 9.2 l/100km, marking a 0.7 l/100km improvement.
Standard with the Cayenne V6 are bi-xenon headlights, a multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, automatic boot lid, 19-inch alloy wheels and auto-dimming mirror.
PRICING (excludes on-road costs)
(Note: previous prices in brackets)
- Cayenne Diesel - $104,700 ($100,600)
- Cayenne V6 - $108,000 ($100,200)
- Cayenne S - $139,900 ($138,500)
- Cayenne S Diesel - $143,200 ($141,800)
- Cayenne S E-Hybrid - $139,200 ($149,900 S Hybrid)
- Cayenne GTS - $154,600 ($150,400)
- Cayenne Turbo - $230,800 ($221,600)
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