North Americans are going to get their first taste of an oil-burning Porsche this September, when the German automaker releases its 2013 Cayenne Diesel. The Europeans have enjoyed since 2009 Cayenne Diesel – is one of the most popular engine choices for the SUV across the pond – but its tailpipe emissions have kept out of reach, until now.
The updated engine is the second-generation, turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, rated at 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a standard eight-speed automatic, the automaker says it will run to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph The Cayenne diesel is rated to tow 7,716 pounds and a segment leader has extensive highway 740 miles with its 28 mpg highway rating.
While Autoblog has enjoyed the Cayenne Diesel European extensively abroad (we made more than 140 mph on the German autobahn without breaking a sweat), North Americans are becoming a new V6 diesel engine that is designed to meet Tier 2 standards Bin5 issue for our domestic market – the engine uses a urea solution (liquid diesel exhaust, trademark as AdBlue) to meet the EPA. (We expect that the second generation of engines to find its way under the hood of the Volkswagen Touareg TDI in the very near future.)