The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel finally rolled out for North American buyers at the New York Auto Show earlier this month, and the oil-burning V6 that we'll be able to purchase this September musters 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque shifted through an eight-speed automatic. The more important numbers are 28 miles per gallon, a 740-mile range, and a 7,716-pound tow rating when you need to realign the Earth's crust.

Our friends across the water have been enjoying this model for three years already, and while we're getting used to our first taste of torquey Porsches, the Europeans appear set to receive a second helping: a new report in Car and Driver asserts that Porsche will add a V8 diesel to Euro markets "in the near future." Naturally, don't even think about it coming here.

C/D posits two options for which diesel it will get called up: the 4.2-liter diesel V8 used in the Audi A8 or possibly a brand-new diesel that Porsche could share with Bentley.


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      mitytitywhitey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi's V8 diesel is impressive. In the last generation A8, the diesel was the fastest to 60 of the A8s, not counting the fuel-guzzling S8. Best of all worlds, if you can afford an A8... Makes sense in the heavy Cayenne as well for the same reason. Will probably perform as well as the top NA Cayenne, less fast than the Turbo, and still be more efficient than all but the diesel v6 Cayenne.
      Bruce Reeves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lovely!
      guyverfanboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      No V8 diesel Cayenne here in the US? No cool Porsche, no cool.
      guyverfanboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      740 miles / 22.4 gallon tank = 33 MPG The EPA is pretty stupid because that 28 MPG highway rating is waaay off!
        Paul P.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @guyverfanboy
        The Cayenne diesel has a 26.4 gallon tank. 740/26.4 = 28mpg.
          guyverfanboy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Paul P.
          Really? I didn't know that the diesel Cayenne had a bigger gas tank, lol.
          thedriveatfive
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Paul P.
          It will likely get much better then that in real life. My BMW X5 35d is rated at 26 highway but has been over 29 on multiple long trips. The porsche is newer, lighter and has a better transmission.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      How long will it take for the fuel savings of the diesel to cover the price premium?
        3waygeek
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        At current prices, not too long. In parts of the US, diesel is now less than premium unleaded, which is probably what Porsche recommends for its gassers.
        thedriveatfive
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        Diesel is cheaper then premium where I am.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Believe it or not this is not the one to watch. 2 separate better ones are coming out. 1) The Q5 which will have the exact same engine and has a curb weight of 4000lbs with the 6 cyl. And better yet the Porsche Cajun will have a diesel version, likely with the same engine. That one will weigh even less.
      • 2 Years Ago
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