The 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is sporty, powerful, family-friendly vehicle. Amongst several other trims of 2017 Porsche Cayenne line-up, this Cayenne Turbo is probably the most capable variant as it incorporates an enhanced drivetrain and tuned powertrain.
2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo – Chassis:
The endoskeleton of 2017 Cayenne Turbo has dedicated to catering revved-up performance. The Porsche (with an evil smile) has used air suspension for making the most out of both on-road and off-road driving. This air suspension system features auto-leveling and ride-height control which puts out various driving nuances. The rear differential integrates electronic locking and can alter torque distribution for a superior traction.
Styling on Porsche Cayenne Turbo 2017 is all well and good as it is based on the standard Porsche Cayenne. The muscular front fenders, oval LED headlights, and squarish air intake are all part of Porsche’s signature design language. Machined 19-inch alloy wheels come standard along with a rugged skid plate. The interior cabin serves as an aide-memoire of Porsche’s world-class luxury. This cabin serves as a playground to upscale materials, curved surfaces, and cushioned seats. The instrument cluster has a vertical driver-centric arrangement. The steering wheel captures Motorsport spirit as it integrates sporty shift paddles. This steering wheel even shares radio, phone and infotainment controls.
The safety is a high priority on every Porsche vehicle including this 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. For a highly safe braking, the Porsche has used Ceramic Composite Brake which not only functions well than cast-iron discs but also helps weight savings. Other safety features include Automatic Brake Hold, Porsche Stability Management, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo – Performance that’s Unlike any Other:
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo boasts a direct response (muck like sports cars) via a 4.8L twin-turbo V8 engine. This power mill is good for cranking out 570 HP at 6,000 RPM and 590 lb-ft torque at 2500 RPM. An 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission mated with this engine. This ingenious transmission system offers manual shifting and incorporates a wide gear ratio which helps in lowering fuel consumption. Speaking of which, EPA ratings go as 14 mpg in city, 21 mpg on highways and 18 mpg on a combined scale.
Coasting is one of the newest features from Porsche which helps in fuel savings. This feature decouples the engine from the transmission system as soon as the driver releases accelerator pedal. Doing such prevents vehicle deceleration which would otherwise be caused by gear friction (engine braking).
The biggest highlight of this engine is the ability to complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in about 3.8 seconds (which is just too good for all-wheel drive). Moreover, top speed checks at an impressive 176 mph.
Other features of this powertrain include:
- VarioCam Plus.
- Active Air Intake Flaps.
- Dry-sump Lubrication.
- Thermal Management.
- Charge Air Cooling.
- Direct Fuel Injection.
2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo – Price and Competitors:
The price for new model 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo starts at $116,500. Outside of this obnoxious pricing, 2017 Cayenne Turbo proves to be a fierce competitor against the likes of Jeep Grand Cherokee, BMW X6 M and Mercedes GLE.