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2015 Porsche Cayenne S

Oh, Porsche. Just as the dust settles over the 911 GT3's no manual gearbox kerfuffle, the Germans have gone and yanked the yummy naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 from the Cayenne S and replaced it with a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6. Is nothing sacred in Porscheland? Perhaps not... but that's not necessarily a bad thing. After all, Porsche famously once said they'd never build a diesel, but when they did, it was actually rather stellar. All 2015 Cayennes get subtly reworked front and rear ends, with a wider looking nose and bladed intakes feeding intercoolers, while reworked headlamps ... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 3.6L V6
Power:
420 HP / 406 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$74,100
As-Tested Price:
$111,320
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