Porsche Cayenne 3.6 (2007-2010)


The original Cayenne was widely criticised for its appearance, especially its front-end treatment.

So Porsche went to great lengths to ensure that the second-generation Cayenne was better received. The front was treated to new, sleeker lights and grilles, while the wheelarches were widened to give the car a more muscular appearance. At the same time, the drag reduced from a Cd of 0.38 to 0.35.

Under the skin, there were fewer changes, though. The base model’s V6 was increased in capacity from 3.2 to 3.6-litres, which upped the maximum output by 40bhp to 290bhp.

The adoption of Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) reduced the fuel by up to 15 percent, Porsche claimed.

Capacity: 3598cc
Compression ratio: 12.3:1
Maximum power: 290bhp at 6200rpm
Maximum torque: 385Nm at 3000rpm
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: 17×7.5J with 235/65R17 tyres. Rear: 17×7.5J with 235/65R17 tyres (18-, 19-, 20- and 21-inch rims optional)
Length: 4798mm
Width 1928mm
Weight: 2160kg
Top speed: 141mph
0-62mph: 8.1 seconds (manual)