Porsche Cayenne GTS definitively updated from the previous edition
As standard, the Cayenne GTS has the turbo nose section with large air intakes and the Sport Design package, including more contoured side sills and wheel arch extensions. The latter, like the roof spoiler and lower rear of the vehicle, are painted in the car body color. The color black provides some striking contrasts: all lettering is black, as are the 20-inch wheels in the RS Spyder design, the exhaust tailpipes, the bi-xenon headlights’ inner apertures and the fittings of the darkened LED rear lights. There’s a new feature on the front doors: striking GTS lettering.
The sporting character continues on the inside. Eight-way electrically adjustable GTS sports seats in leather/Alcantara upholstery, including GTS lettering on the headrests, are fitted as standard. Alcantara is the predominant upholstery material used inside the car. The interior GTS package is optionally available in carmine red or rhodium silver with rev counter face, decorative stitching, headrest lettering and safety belts in contrasting color.
It is not only the name of the Cayenne GTS that is resonant. The 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine is the performance-oriented enhancement of the new power unit presented in the Cayenne S. Its consumption is lower and it delivers improved levels of performance. Compared to the predecessor with a V8 naturally aspirated engine, power output rises by 20 hp to 440 hp and torque by 85 Nm to 600 Nm, while fuel consumption goes down by up to 0.9 l/100 km. The Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, or just 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. That’s 0.5 and 0.6 seconds respectively less than the previous edition. Top speed is 262 km/h. As standard it has a sports exhaust system, which provides the familiarly meaty GTS sound.
The base Cayenne version gets the familiar 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated engine, which still provides a very decent 300 hp, 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 7.7 secs (7.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package; 0.2 secs faster than before) and a top speed of 230 km/h. The new Cayennes benefit from the general efficiency measures, such as coasting, Auto Stop/Start function and thermal management, as a result of which fuel consumption drops in comparison to the previous edition by 0.7 l/100 km to 9.2 l/100 km. That equates to CO2 emissions of 215 g/km, thus 21 g/km lower than before. Compared to the previous edition, the new Cayenne also offers more comprehensive standard features. In addition to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S with Auto Stop/Start and coasting functions these also include; the bi-xenon main headlights with four-point LED daytime driving lights, the multi-function sports steering wheel with paddle switches and the automatic boot lid.
Suspension-wise, the mighty Cayenne GTS takes up a lowered by 24mm steel-spring suspension (air suspension is optional) and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system with a sporty set-up. Braking system consists of large disc brakes inherited from the Cayenne Turbo S; 390 mm front and 358 mm rear, plus those sweet red callipers.
Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne availability and prices
The new Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne, scheduled to make world debuts at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, go on sale in Germany at 65,427 Euro and 98.152 Euro, starting February next year.