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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel  (Source: discovery.com)
The Porsche Cayenne Diesel has a base MSRP price of $55,750

Porsche is introducing the 2013 Cayenne with a turbo-diesel V6 option, which will be the automaker's first diesel entry in the United States.

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel will feature a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine capable of 240 HP and 406 lb.-ft. of torque, which shoots the SUV from 0-60 in 7.2 seconds and allows a top track speed of 135 mph.

The new diesel SUV will also have an estimated fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, or 23 combined, according to Porsche. Also, the Cayenne Diesel can go 740 miles on a single tank of fuel.

"Highlights of the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine in the Cayenne Diesel include high pressure common rail fuel injection and a variable vane geometry turbocharger, which give the engine improved response to driver inputs and enhanced fuel economy when compared to more conventional diesel engine technologies," said Porsche. "In addition, the engine block is constructed from compacted graphite iron (CGI), which has many of the strength properties of a conventional iron block but with a significant reduction in mass, approximately 55 lbs. (25 kilograms)."

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel will also include Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with a permanent all-wheel drive system; selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology made of an AdBlue tank, the tank's heating system and lines to carry the AdBlue; a mechanical safeguard to protect the driver from using the wrong fuel; Diesel badges behind the front wheel wells, and an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel carries a price tag of $55,750 plus a $975 destination charge.

Porsche's other Cayenne members include the original Porsche Cayenne for $48,850, the Porsche Cayenne S for $65,850, the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid for $69,850, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo for $108,750.

Source: Auto Blog



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By do_i_neda_name on 4/4/2012 4:03:23 PM , Rating: 3
I own a 2001 Jetta TDI 180,000 miles and a 2001 F250 7.3L Powerstroke. My brother owned an identical 2001 Jetta TDI and sold it with 160,000 miles. Parents had a 2009 Jetta TDI, 2010 Jetta TDI and now have a 2012 Passat TDI.

Everything with the engine costs more but theoretically you end up repairing less. Engine wise you have to do the timing belt every 70-100k miles depending on the kit you get for it. On the 2001 TDI's we have only replaced filters and timingbelts/waterpumps. You do them both at the same time because your already in there. The kits are only like 300 but at a shop it will cost $1000-$2000. If you are thinking about buying one for the first time I would look for a good non VW mechanic who specializes in VW's, dealerships charge way too much for service.

I do know other than the timing belt your major fear is the injector pump and turbo going. They both cost about $1500 for parts but the injector pump requires about another $1500 in labor where as a turbo is not a bad job, your better off keeping up on filter maintenance.

Of the three newer TDI's my parents owned the 2009 blew up with 700 miles on it two days after buying it, the injector pump turned itself to gravel and VW accused us of putting gas in it. After 2 months of arguments and sending a fuel sample to a lab, VW bought us a new 2010. It ran fine for 60,000 miles then we traded it in on the Passat. It has 20,000 miles and is doing fine.

The newer TDI's have longer timing belt cycles up to 100,000 miles. They also require better oil, pre 2007's can use good synthetics, the newer ones can only take specialized oil. Check the cost on this because we never had to pay for a oil change because of free maintenance we negotiated. Finally don't buy an automatic, the transmissions are garbage. Google VW tiptronic transmissions and see what they say about them, at one point on the 2001 they extended the warranty just because so many were breaking.

The 7.3l Powerstroke 1999-2003 is bulletproof, no maintenance, and any maintenance needed is cheap because its easy to work on and parts are everywhere. But its not a TDI, your choice.

Hopes this helps.


RE: More diesels in the U.S. is a good thing
By Spuke on 4/4/2012 4:24:32 PM , Rating: 2
I have a 2006 F250 diesel and maintenance does indeed cost more. If you get a new model then you have to figure in urea costs too.


By YashBudini on 4/4/2012 8:05:46 PM , Rating: 2
What is your experience with the number of diesel mechanics in your area and their level of expertise? Is there usually at least one at the Ford dealership?


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