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Would You Buy Porsche Cayenne Diesel ?

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Would You Buy Porsche Cayenne Diesel ?

Truck Trend Truck Trend
Administrator | Posts: 4666 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 12/29/08
04:04 PM

In a recent news article posted on Truck Trend:

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When it hits European streets next February, the Cayenne Diesel will employ an Audi-sourced 3.0L turbocharged V-6 producing 240-hp and 405 lb-ft. of torque, which is also under the hood of the Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg diesels. The powertrain attains an estimated combined fuel economy of 25 mpg and emits 244 grams per kilometer of CO2.

Pricing for the European model begins at 47,250 euro ($66,455), with plans still underway for its introduction to other markets outside of the EU, which of course could mean the U.S., but don't expect it before 2010 if it indeed comes stateside. We'll keep you posted if and when Porsche brings its Cayenne Diesel our way.

The question becomes of course, would you want one? Or should Porsche leave it in Europe?  

bkong bkong
Administrator | Posts: 599 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 12/29/08
06:19 PM

If my name was bgates, then yes I'd buy one. I don't imagine there'd be many initial takers in the U.S. for a Cayenne with a diesel V-6, maybe more interest in a diesel V-10.  

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Moderator | Posts: 577 | Joined: 06/06
Posted: 12/30/08
06:26 PM

Yeah, for better or for worse, I don't see much of a market in the U.S. for a V-6 Cayenne diesel. If it were a V-8 or V-10, I could see more of a market for it. The fact that it's essentially the exact same engine as the VW Touareg and Audi Q7 doesn't make it that compelling of a buy, in my book. At least give it a little bit of a power upgrade relative to its more common cousins.  Smile  

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