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Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

During the planned renovation of the second generation Porsche Cayenne added sharpness: appearance gave courage, made more sporty suspension, added new hardware, put more powerful engines. It remains to try it all tastes.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

In a familiar style and absolute recognition updated Porsche Cayenne seems wider and looks more manly. In fact, it has only increased length, and then slightly – 9 mm.

Due to the horizontal LED strips rear optics updated model (left) looks stricter. Due to the integrated into the bumper exhaust emphasis shifted to the lower part of the body that visually lowers the center of gravity of the machine.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Particularly elegant and expressive looks completely optional LED Headlights. A horizontal LED-strip rear lights and no plastic covers over the license plate recess just make poop more rigorous and respectable.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

The closest competitor Cayenne S, I see the new BMW X6 xDrive50i (F16). Mercedes-Benz ML 500 4MATIC weaker (408 hp) and not so athletic, and ML 63 AMG (525 hp) and Range Rover Sport V8 Supercharge with its 510 hp already compete with the 520-horsepower Cayenne Turbo.

More options

Located in an elegant salon, just pay attention that simply leaned against any of the doors to the opening, as it already falls short on closer. On the second row of our car has a full 2-zone climate klontrol new ventilation function sofa, and he became softer. But I prefer the button on the steering wheel rim heating in the cavity of the lower spokes. Without instructions it can not find. But immediately attract the attention of as many as four (!) Button labeled Sport. Two of them are responsible for the usual sports and Supersports (Sport Plus) algorithms for the powertrain and chassis, and the two allow you to apply these settings only to the suspension.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

The interior is familiar, but immediately drew the attention of a new steering wheel spokes with the framework, as in the 918 Spyder and Macan.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Porsche honors the tradition: the motor is put to the left of the steering wheel (key tag can be ordered in body color car), and on the instrument panel for five dials. And the main instrument – tachometer!

Off-road with central locking rear differential clutch and driving Cayenne feel calm. Emphasis is placed on the four (!) Button labeled «Sport». Asphalt suspension made more drayverskoy, and is considered a normal sport mode.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Back row became softer and received ventilation function.

In the presence of air suspension rear of the machine is made possible to lower and raise for easy loading and unloading.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Salon can be arranged to suit all tastes, including finishing Yachting Mahogany, a list of options and accessories takes almost ten pages in very small print.

Overall, for the updated Porsche Cayenne three options chassis: steel springs and two types of control system with damping Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – regular and air. This system changes the ground clearance of the crossover – lowers the body at high speed and allows you to pick it up in the mode Off-Road.

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

With a comfortable setting and wheels with 18-inch wheels and winter tires Cayenne S elasticity of the spring at the seams and joints of asphalt and dirt tracks humps. In sport mode, such defects are given sharper and “speed bumps” throws harder. But on a rough road much less buildup.

More strength

The most aggressive mode of the suspension package offered in Sport Chrono Plus. His presence clearly demonstrates the chronometer at the center dash, but now here on and Launch Control. That is, in Sport Plus mode, the updated Cayenne S allows savagely squeeze both pedals on the floor, bring yourself to a state of nervous trembling and throw the left pedal. And then a healthy krossver breaks forth as from a strong kick. Permanent all-wheel drive does not waste any of 550 Newton meters.

On disperse hundreds in this case takes 5.4 seconds, while the previous Porsche Cayenne S it took 5.9 seconds. Which replaced the 4.8-liter V8 new “six” in volume of 3,6 liters more powerful and high-torque, but does not give low thoracic rumble.

Previously, Cayenne S equipped with a V-shaped “eight” volume of 4.8 liters (400 hp and 500 Nm). The new engine – V6 volume of 3.6 liters (420 hp, 550 Nm).

Test-drive Porsche Cayenne S: More acuity

Although in sport mode under intense acceleration at high revs exhaust sounds pretty juicy, but in the end the transmission muffled pops and snaps peregazovkoy when going down. So that the acoustic accompaniment quite tasty, but quietly and unobtrusively.

Paraded around the “shotgun” exhaust pipes make cars more aggressive.

More ease

The new engine is lighter and more compact than ever, allowing more rationally distribute the weight of the machine axes. And Porsche Cayenne S are now more clearly controlled and slow. But as soon as you begin to ride for pleasure, then fuel consumption rises to 17-19 liters per 100 kilometers. Too much? Then, in the new body can be purchased diesel engine or an innovative rechargeable E-Hybrid.

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