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Old 04-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Even the most upscale automakers apparently aren’t immune to the impact of rising fuel prices.

Germany’s Porsche will introduce a diesel-powered version of the big Cayenne sport-utility vehicle next year, the maker planning to introduce the new model during the New York Auto Show this week.

While the Cayenne diesel will see a significant jump in mileage, the maker claims, it also insists a buyer won’t sacrifice much when it comes to performance, the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel still able to launch from 0 to 60 in just 7.2 seconds – on the way to a top speed of 135 mph.


European luxury makers have actually been leading the push into diesel, well ahead of their Detroit and Asian competitors. Perhaps no surprise considering that diesels account for about half of the overall European automotive market – and a disproportionate share of the luxury segment due to tax and fuel cost advantages.

But Porsche lagged behind German rivals Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen, only introducing the Cayenne Diesel in Europe in 2009. The version coming to the States is essentially the same as that European offering, but tweaked to meet even tougher American emissions regulations.

The Cayenne will use a 3.0-liter turbodiesel making 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. While the maker is waiting for official EPA mileage numbers the tentative figures are 28 mpg Highway, 20 City, with a full-tank range of 740 miles.

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel is also rated to tow 7,716 lbs.
The new model will be priced at $55,750 plus $975 destination charges. It’s expected to join Porsche’s U.S. line-up in September.

Meanwhile, Porsche also plans to give the third-generation Boxster its North American debut at this week’s NY Auto Show.

The addition of the Cayenne Diesel continues the slow but accelerating revival of “oil-burner” technology in the normally diesel-phobic American market. In fact, Mazda will also be launching its own new diesel at the NY Auto Show, a version of its new SkyActiv-D powertrain being introduced in the Takeri concept car – which is expected to strongly influence the design of the next-generation Mazda6.a
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Diesel-phobic american market?

VWs, Jeeps, anything that has offered a diesel engine has been relatively well received by the american public.

It is the fact that the government is anti-diesel, and regulate against them, not that the people are diesel-phobic.

A diesel SUV should do well, for the people who can afford this Porsche.

Heaven forbid we actually get something affordable, and not swathed in leather inside, something that is actually utilitarian, with diesel power. That would just be too much common sense for the poor ignorant little american public to handle. /sarcasm.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for a car co to have the balls to make a muscle car diesel or even a sports car. Audi would be most probable and the Japanese car makers also make some great diesel engines like Isuzu who makes the Chevy Duramax.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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Diesel-phobic american market?

VWs, Jeeps, anything that has offered a diesel engine has been relatively well received by the american public.

It is the fact that the government is anti-diesel, and regulate against them, not that the people are diesel-phobic.

A diesel SUV should do well, for the people who can afford this Porsche.

Heaven forbid we actually get something affordable, and not swathed in leather inside, something that is actually utilitarian, with diesel power. That would just be too much common sense for the poor ignorant little american public to handle. /sarcasm.
The general public in the US is very diesel-phobic. Cars like the VW and BMW diesels have been slowly winning them over but it's been a hard battle. (What Jeep diesel is available in the US?)

GM's poorly conceived and implemented but heavily marketed diesels of the 80s are to blame, people still think that they are noisy, smoky and smelly, and for some reason believe that they get horrid gas mileage. The current unexplainable high price of diesel also doesn't help. (there's no reason diesel should be 50+˘ more than regular gas considering its easier to make)

I also wish that the US would get over its station wagon phobia as well
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What Jeep diesel is available in the US?
There briefly was a CRD Liberty. 21 mpg on expensive diesel didn't win over the American public, as compared to the gassers from the same year that got 17-20 mpg combined on regular.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymake/jeep2005.shtml
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I welcome diesel SUV's with open arms. Especially from Porsche.

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Sooo, 240 horsepower AND 406 lb-ft OF TORQUE!!!???
Damn!
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Sooo, 240 horsepower AND 406 lb-ft OF TORQUE!!!???
Damn!
... and a 4500 rpm redline.
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Is that a problem in an SUV?
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