North Americans are going to get their first taste of an oil-burning Porsche this September when the German automaker releases its 2013 Cayenne Diesel. Europeans have been enjoying the Cayenne Diesel since 2009 – it is one of the most popular engine choices for the SUV on the other side of the Pond – but its tailpipe emissions have kept it out of our grasp, until now.

The updated engine is a second-generation turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, rated at 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, the automaker says it will run to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 135 mph. The Cayenne Diesel is rated to tow a segment-leading 7,716 pounds and boasts a highway range of 740 miles thanks to its 28 mpg highway rating.

While Autoblog has enjoyed the European Cayenne Diesel extensively overseas (we have done 140-plus mph on the German Autobahn without breaking a sweat), North Americans are getting a new diesel-powered V6 that has been engineered to meet Tier 2 BIN5 emissions standards for our domestic marketplace – the engine utilizes a urea solution (diesel exhaust fluid, trademarked as AdBlue) to satisfy the EPA. (We expect the second-generation engine to find its way under the hood of the Volkswagen Touareg TDI in the very near future.)

Arriving later this year, the Cayenne Diesel will carry a base sticker price of $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.
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Cayenne Diesel and Third-Generation Boxster Make North American Debuts

NEW YORK - April 3, 2012 - Porsche today announced it will offer the Cayenne Diesel in the United States market for the first time beginning with the 2013 model year. The third-generation 2013 Boxster, the first all-new design since its debut in 1996, is also on display at the New York International Auto Show along with the Cayenne Diesel.

The Cayenne Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine, delivering 240 horsepower and 406 lb. ft. of torque from as low as 1,750 rpm. The result is 0-60 mph acceleration in just 7.2 seconds and a top track speed of 135 mph. The Cayenne Diesel is rated to tow up to 7,716 lbs., can travel up to an estimated 740 miles on a single tank of fuel and is built to meet Tier 2 BIN5 emissions standards using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The newest addition to the Cayenne family will go on sale in September at a base MSRP price of $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.

The Cayenne Diesel, the first diesel powered vehicle ever offered by Porsche, was originally introduced to the Diesel-dominated European market in 2009. This same clean diesel technology now comes to the United States, joining the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo models.

Also making its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show is the completely redesigned, third-generation 2013 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The 2013 Boxster features more powerful, yet more fuel efficient flat six boxer engines and a longer, lower and wider chassis that helps the new roadster weigh approximately 77 lbs. less than its predecessor.

The new Boxster employs a new fully-electric top, able to be retracted or deployed in nine seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The 2013 Boxster is expected in Porsche dealer showrooms later this summer at a base MSRP price of $49,500 for the Boxster and at a base MSRP price of $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.

The new seventh generation 911 Carrera Cabriolet is also on display at the Porsche stand in New York, after making its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the new 911 Cabriolet will be on sale at the end of this month and is priced from $93,700 and from $103,800 for Carrera S models not including a $950 destination charge.

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.


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      guyverfanboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog Green reviewed the Cayenne diesel which got 32.7 mpg. Does this mean that to meet emissions here, fuel efficiency took a bit of a hit?
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is awesome, probably the nicest commuter available with that kind of range!
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Diesel fuel is more expensive than premium where I live. I guess if you're shelling out $57,000, fuel costs shouldn't bother you.
      NB
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the idea of the diesel SUV, but that highway mpg (unless grossly miscalculated by EPA), is not very impressive in absolute terms. IMHO, a potential buyer of a vehicle in this price range is not overly concerned with fuel efficiency. Unless the benefits(mpg, torque, longevity) of a diesel vehicle reasonably outweigh the negatives (fuel cost, maintenance, emissions additive, external temperature dependency of fuel) I just can't see the benefit for the target market.
      chromal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Urea, huh? Does that mean you can empty your bladder into the 'diesel exhaust fluid' tank? And wow, this thing is only 1/4 ton lighter than all THREE of my cars' weights, combined. A bit porky as DDs go.
      Harry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally!!!!! Thanks Porsche!
      authorized-user
      • 2 Years Ago
      All these SUV's tell me is that the roads in the USA are going to get worse.
        tributetodrive
        • 2 Years Ago
        @authorized-user
        really? they tell me there will be great values on suv's when the price of oil goes a bit higher.
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