Diesel engines are on the move here in the U.S.; there's no doubt about that. Therefore Boardwalk Porsche at 5924 West Plano Parkway Plano, TX 75093 is extremely enthused to see that Porsche is heading into the alternate fuel race with a stellar model: the Porsche Cayenne.
Since 2009, a diesel variant of the Cayenne has circulated the European market. Now, alongside other upgrades, one such model will arrive in the U.S. Starting at $55,750, the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel model will rest right between the base-level Cayenne and the Cayenne S. Good for an estimated 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, the diesel luxury crossover offers some of the best fuel economy in its family. As far as power goes, the model runs on a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine and measures in at 240-hp and 406 lb/ft of torque.
As MotorAuthority puts it, "That much grunt should provide very good off-the-line acceleration and in-gear passing power."1 More specifically, Porsche says the Cayenne Diesel marks an impressive sprint time of zero-to-60 mph in 7.2 seconds flat. Not too shabby for a mid-size luxury crossover, don't you think?
At this point in time, you might be questioning how comfortable Porsche enthusiasts will feel about actually operating a diesel new Porsche model. To that Boardwalk Porsche says, don't worry, Porsche is one step ahead of you. In order to help ease the alternate fuel transition, the automaker has equipped the new Cayenne with several safeguards. For example, engineers have installed a mechanical devise in the fuel filler neck that effectively prevents smaller traditional gas pump nozzles from entering.
While the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel is already in the works, company officials say they will hold off on release of the model until the fall. In the meantime, Boardwalk Porsche invites you to stop by our Plano location to peruse our current selection of Porsche models including the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid.