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The introduction of Cayenne model year marks more than years of the first generation an off-road Porsche that said shouldn’t have built because, well, shouldn’t do an SUV. Well, didn’t. They did a Cayenne.

Did than 280,000 of them including more than for the United States.

Now they’ve it again. The new 2011 Porsche is larger than the first, it’s hard to tell the and close enough to the original for the to know one from the other. The comes in the interior. Roomier its predecessor with more legroom, it’s the result of a wheelbase.

There’s more capacity as well. Despite bigger overall, Porsche squeezed 400 lbs out of Cayenne, 145 out of the body with, we’re told, no in strength.

Porsche also a new active all-wheel drive that can be combined with new Torque Vectoring Plus designed for additional highway without reducing offroad

The Porsche lineup for 2011 of four models, the entry-level V-6-powered Porsche Cayenne, the V-8-engined Cayenne S and the Porsche Turbo with, as its name a 500-horsepower turbocharged V-8 under the Then over to one side is the Cayenne S Hybrid. The base comes standard with a manual transmission with a new automatic optional this The other models have the as standard equipment, with stop/start as standard equipment, and all improved fuel economy, because of the gearbox, but also fuel cutoff, efficient management of the engine and transmission and onboard electrical network as well as the 2011 Cayenne’s weight.

Fuel consumption is down 20 percent, 23 percent and 23 percent

And then of course there’s the Cayenne S Hybrid, the first in Porsche’s lineup (though now by the Panamera). It’s powered by a V-6 and a 47-horse electric motor. A parallel hybrid, it’s of operating in battery-electric mode or on its engine while simultaneously the onboard batteries, or for maximum combining the electric and gas engines.

We the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S, a Cayenne Turbo without the turbochargers on its V-8 engine (or one could say the Turbo is the Cayenne S with the The 2011 Cayenne S gains 15 from last year Cayenne GTS was dropped) with a new of the direct-injection 4.8-liter V-8 engine. lighter with greater use of and magnesium, for example reducing the of the valve timing cover, the adjuster, assorted bolts and the by 15 pounds.

A new lightweight camshaft part of the VarioCam Plus, is entirely of aluminum, with a in weight of 3.8 pounds that not makes the engine lighter but speeds response of the unit, to reduced rotating mass.

The engine of our test 2011 Cayenne S gets a new, lighter crankshaft and lighter rods, and an oil flow housing of magnesium reducing engine by about 4.4 pounds.

The new eight-speed transmission has an auto stop/start that allows the engine to when the Cayenne is stopped, unnecessary idling. A green on the dash comes on when the and vehicle are stopped, though the dropping to zero is more and at first alarming. The transmission can be in Drive or Manual and the engine remain off until the driver the brakes, the engine restarting for a response to the throttle.

The auto system will not activate, when a door or the rear is open, the driver isn’t his seatbelt or the Cayenne is in Sport towing a trailer, on an incline or in a maneuver.

The 2011 Porsche normally drives the rear sending power to the front only when needed via an map-based multiple-plate clutch.

A new control system combined the eight-speed transmission eliminates the for a reduction gearbox, the decrease in the bits reducing weight by 73 Although our test vehicle have it, an optional Porsche Vectoring system can alter distribution to either rear as well as an electronically-controlled rear differential lock to improve beyond its normal Porsche

Standard suspension springing is all but our test Cayenne S had the optional Active Suspension Management. three modes—Comfort, Normal and made the ride smooth but not so in Comfort and stiffened the suspension and increased the stability in corners. like a sports car, a little higher off the ground.

Our did not have Porsche Dynamic Control, though our experience in a Porsche on a tight handling proved that very will be the driver who can be faster PDCC off than on.

Speaking of there’s a grab handle on sides the center console. it’s good the passenger has one but why the has something other than the wheel to grip? The interior like a Porsche’s should, with solid-looking aluminum on the dash, even if the dashtop somehow jet engine inspired.

The is positioned in the center of five on the instrument panel with the taking second place to the and a color LCD dial to the right when using the navigation shows a map display of the next A small dial on the left oil temperature and pressure while dial on the right displays temperature and fuel level.

Additional new features for the 2011 year include premium systems from Bose and and new safety systems including lighting, blind spot and adaptive cruise control.

only the small step up to get in makes the Porsche Cayenne and feel anything other a sport sedan. The confidence in makes everyone else on ramps drive as if they’re to see the dentist and the casual power of a 400 hp V-8 in our of our lb Cayenne S makes it easy to when the entrance ramp

Turn in is now. There’s no as with the typical tippy to wait for the suspension to take a it ever does. Throw in the throb of the Porsche V-8 and the Cayenne to hit a winding road and it almost for a road trip

Except any Cayenne, like our test Porsche Cayenne S can also go off While less than Trail ready, we’d to try the Cayenne on a suitably suitable trail to play rally Not that we did with our $84,210 Cayenne. We just said like to.

We think the Porsche hammer down in the dirt be a blast. No SUV could do it the way a Cayenne But then, the Cayenne isn’t an

2011 Porsche Cayenne S, and key specifications, as tested

Base $63,700

Porsche Traction w/ active all-wheel drive, control, mutifunction leather-trimed steering wheel, 8-way front seats, AM/FM/CD system with 10 speakers, audio interface, Bluetooth, moonroof, power liftgate, one-touch mirrors, floormats, control, trip computer, heated and retractable mirrors:

Jet black metallic: $790

interior, black: $3,655

20 RS Design wheels: $3,120

performance tires: $0

Convenience $4,520

Exterior package, black: $150

XM radio:

Extended range fuel $0

PASM: $1,990

Trailer $650

Wheel hub center w/ Porsche crest: $185

steering wheel: $250

Ski $405

Heated front $0

Autodimming interior/exterior rearview $0

PCM w/ navigation module: $0

Park front rear: $1,095

headlamps: $0

Bose surround audio: $1,690

Porsche front headrests: $285

options: $285


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Body style/layout: 5-door front engine/all-wheel drive

4.8-liter 32-valve DOHC V-8

cc: 4806

Block/head material: alloy/aluminum alloy

Horsepower: 400 hp @ rpm

Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

Recommended fuel: premium

Fuel economy, EPA est. mpg city/highway

Fuel economy, 16.4 mpg

Transmission: 8 — automatic


Suspension, Double wishbone / multi-link

20-inch alloy


Brakes: 4-wheel disc; dia. front/13.0-inch dia.

Steering: hydraulic power rack-and-pinion

Turning circle: ft.

Wheelbase: 114.0 in.

Length: in.

Height:67.4 in.

Width: 76.3 in.

weight: 4,553 lbs

Trunk 23.7/62.9 cu. ft.

Fuel tank: gal. (std.)

Warranty: mile powertrain; 4-year/50,000 bumper-to-bumper; 12-year corrosion

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