The Cayenne S was treated to a new front end and widened wheel arches for 2007, which went some way to counter criticism of the original car’s appearance.
The V8 engine was increased in capacity from 4.5 to 4.8-litres which, in turn, saw the maximum power rise to 385bhp, from 340bhp.
However, the big news was the adoption of Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) which, combined with an aerodynamic improvement, saw fuel consumption decrease to 19.0mpg on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum power: 385bhp at 6200rpm
Maximum torque: 500Nm at 3500rpm
Brakes: Front: 330mm discs; rear: 330mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Double track control arm with subframe, spring struts and conical stump springs and dampers
Rear: Multi-arm with subframe, spring struts with
coil springs and dampers.
Wheels & tyres: Front: 18×8.0J with 255/55R18 tyres. Rear: 18×8.0J with 255/55R18 tyres (19- 20- and 21-inch rims optional)
Top speed: 156mph
0-62mph: 6.6 seconds (manual)