For the 2009 model year, Porsche increases its family of unrivaled all-wheel drive sport-utility vehicles with the introduction of an awesome new flagship model, the 550-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S. Building on the astounding dynamics of the Cayenne GTS and locomotivelike potency of the Cayenne Turbo, the Cayenne Turbo S offers its driver unparalleled levels of exhilarating road-going performance, all-wheel drive stability and luxurious accommodations for five people and their cargo.
The full Cayenne lineup now consists of the V6-powered Cayenne, the naturally-aspirated V8 powered Cayenne S and Cayenne GTS, and the turbocharged Cayenne Turbo along with the new Cayenne Turbo S. All share an appropriately aggressive face, taut, muscular sheet metal highlighted by broad wheel arches that hint at the available awesome performance, on the road and off. All boast all-wheel drive as standard equipment complemented by a broad palette of traction and stability enhancing technologies.
All Cayenne models are propelled by double-overhead camshaft engines featuring Direct Fuel Injection (DFI). Porsche’s engineers have ensured that this sophisticated and still-rare powerplant technology work seamlessly with other Porsche engine controls including Porsche VarioCam Plus variable intake valve lift and timing system. The result is the abundant reserve of power that Porsche drivers expect coupled with superb efficiency. Despite their prodigious outputs, not one of the Cayenne models carries a gas guzzler stigma and all are certified by the federal government as Low Emissions Vehicles.
New for 2009: Highlights
In addition to the debut of the flagship Cayenne Turbo S, the 2009 model year brings important enhancements to the entire Cayenne model range.
The optional Porsche Communication Management system (PCM), which is standard equipment on the Turbo models, has been revised. The system now uses a touchscreen rather than a separate keyboard. There are fewer keys and menus which simplifies the system’s use. The optional navigation system (also standard on Turbo models) is now based on a 40 gb hard drive.
In addition, the PCM offers optional Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree cellphone use and the ability to play music from such external sources as iPods and USB memory sticks (also optional). Other audio options include XM Satellite radio with real-time XM NavTraffic updates and a six-disc CD changer.
For the first time, Porsche engineers have adapted the company’s unique Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system to the Cayenne range. Beginning with the 2009 model year, PCCB with its recognizable yellow calipers is optionally available on all V8-powered Cayennes when equipped with 20 or 21 inch wheels. Critically, the size of the standard brake rotors on the Cayenne Turbo have been enlarged for 2009. The larger brakes bring the Turbo a new standard 19 inch Cayenne Design wheel.
The sport seats with Alcantara upholstery and the padded multifunction steering wheel of the Cayenne GTS are now available in all Cayennes. Similarly, GTS Red and Nordic Gold exterior paints which were formerly reserved solely for the GTS are now available across the model range. In addition, Macadamia Metallic, only available on sportscars prior to Model Year ’09 is now also available on the Cayenne.
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