There are plenty of Porsche Cayenne versions and trims, from the entry-level Cayenne to the mighty Porsche Cayenne Turbo. In between is the Porsche Cayenne S, introduced back in 2017 as the most evolved Porsche mid-size premium SUV to date.
The Cayenne redefined Porsche as an automaker when it was unveiled back in 2003. The purists had trouble understanding why the Cayenne was even a thing back then, but today no one can deny how pivotal the sport utility vehicle has been for the Porsche brand.
The Soul Of A Porsche In An SUV
If we have so many versions and variants of the Porsche 911 and Porsche 718, it’s because of the success of non-traditional models like the Cayenne. Of course, for the Porsche Cayenne to be successful, it had to inherit the spirit of a Porsche vehicle and simply apply it to a different format with more versatility.
The all-new Porsche Cayenne S is perhaps the best example of that. Use on a race track or floor the right pedal on a winding road and you’ll immediately feel Porsche’s DNA flowing through the vehicle. The tight steering, perfectly balanced suspension, sharp acceleration and remarkable braking defy SUV convention. And yet the Cayenne has a spacious cargo area, five comfortable seats, a poised and refined overall ride and a suspension that can be supple when you want it to be.
This combination of daily drivability and performance is more evident in the Cayenne S version than any other Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicle model.
Powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the Cayenne S sends 434 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels through an 8 Speed automatic transmission and Porsche Traction Management.
That’s enough power to get the Cayenne S, starting at $92,600, to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds which is quite impressive for a vehicle that offers 770 liters of cargo space with all seats in place and that can tow up to 3,500 kg.
Performance, versatility, capability…That’s what defines the Porsche Cayenne S. It’s the perfect family vehicle when it comes to interior space and cargo capacity, and it behaves like a tried-and-true driver’s car on a winding road.
Behind the wheel you’ll find a fully-digital center console and instrument cluster that give the new Cayenne an added touch of luxury while still being easy to use and customizable to the driver.
The Porsche Cayenne S is a mid-size luxury SUV, but it’s unlike any mid-size luxury vehicle you have ever seen. It has the soul of a Porsche and you’ll feel it the second you start the engine.
To learn more about the Porsche Cayenne S, contact us today at Porsche Center Calgary.
Date Posted: January 15, 2019