View Full Version : Porsche cayenne now officially debuted

09-26-2002, 08:43 AM
Most probably know what it looks like, but it's just been finally debuted as an official Porsche product..



pico de luuks
09-26-2002, 10:45 AM
I still think this is a wierd move from porsche, joining the SUV market. I wonder wether brand name and porsche engine will justify the higher price vs. a VW Touareq. http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sly.gif

09-30-2002, 07:00 AM
This is an SUV? It doesn't look like one... In fact I'm not sure what it look like! http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif

11-20-2002, 07:33 PM
Went to purchase a 2002 Carrara 4 for driving all year round. and was told I could not purchase one. It turns out that you can purchase one except in North America. Porsche wants to sell SUV's. Midwest Sales Manager asked me why I didn't want a Cayeene. Ridiculous concept when I have XC and Jeep. Porsche can kiss my A**! -Dick

11-21-2002, 02:19 PM
Is the Porsche better than the Volvo SUV? I own a Volvo V70 and I thinking about buying the XC90 or the Cayenne. The Cayenne does have some pros as does the XC90. Here are some the Cayenne pros. Tell me what do you think?

Save traction even on the roughest terrain:

As an option, Porsche offers the Advanced Offroad Technology Package for the most extreme off-pavement conditions. Apart from special side protection and a steel plate underfloor panel around the radiator, this package includes a fully controllable (up to 100 percent) differential lock on the rear axle. To fully activate the lock, the driver operates the central off-pavement switch a third time. The fully controlled rear axle lock then ensures even better traction when setting off on slippery surfaces with varying frictional coefficients and in bends.

The package also uses anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle, which are hydraulically activated and deactivated by a switch in the center console. This increases front and rear axle lock by 70 mm or 2.76 inches, which improves ride comfort by minimizing body sway and enhancing off-pavement driving qualities and traction when negotiating rocks, tree trunks or bumps.

To ensure the Cayenne's sporting driving qualities on the road, the anti- roll bars can only be disconnected in the low range mode. As soon as the Cayenne, with its anti-roll bars disconnected, returns from rough terrain to the road, the anti-roll bars are automatically reconnected once the vehicle exceeds 50 km/h or 31 mph to provide the additional stability required for on- pavement driving as a safety feature.

Starting price for the standard options-packed Turbo remains set at $88,900 while the 340-hp non-turbo S will start at $55,900.
For the Cayenne the standard 18-inch summer Y-rated units probably couldn’t get you past the “R” in Rubicon, but the all-terrain option is 235/60Rs on all corners.
The air suspension can hold six different height settings from a stoop of 6.18 inches to a high of 10.75 inches of ground clearance.
Cayenne uses a 38/62-front/rear split. It can send 100 percent of traction to any single wheel if needed. This coupled with the Porsche Stability Management system originally seen on the Carrera 4S would explain the sheer confidence.
Nurburging Lap Time:

Cayenne Turbo: 8 minutes 42 seconds; for comparison the BMW M5 8 minutes 28 seconds

'02 Volvo V70
'02 MB S-Class

Cayenne Video (http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CatxHome/story1.asp?asset_id=6157)

11-21-2002, 02:25 PM
This is a real SUV!

The Cayenne in action!

'02 Volvo V70
'02 MB S-Class

Cayenne (http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/attachment.php3?postid=295420)

11-21-2002, 02:29 PM

11-29-2002, 10:24 AM
Read my post above! Ridiculous concept for a sports car manufacturer. Hope Porsche losses thier shirt on the Cayenne. All I want is my Carrera 4! -Dick

11-29-2002, 12:50 PM
No more Carrera 4?  Just when I was getting ready to start thinking about when to get mine.  And not the 4S.  Porsche can keep its turbo-look widebodies and SUV's.  PS, I'd take a turbodiesel VW Tuareg (sp?) over a Cayenne any day.  The world is full of people with more money than sense.  I guess I may have neither.

12-01-2002, 02:36 PM
Chipshot; drove the 4S which is the Turbo without the Turbo and Sales tried to tell me that this was a good vehicle for winter driving especially when even lower than Carrera 2! You can get a Carrera 4 in the convertable body but who drives a convert in Wisconsin in the winter! On Jan4 I will have two XC 70's and will be very happy. I have found NO other vehicle that has the handling of the XC in wet and snowy conditions. My Jeep stays in the garage for when we have MORE than 14" inches of snow on the roads. -Dick

12-02-2002, 03:11 PM
Dick, did you ever get the impression that just about any of us would make much, much better car salespeople than the vast majority of individuals already holding the job?  Perhaps the one you talked to thought you wanted the C4S for plowing snow.   http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif

12-07-2002, 04:19 PM

Porsche vs XC90: The biggest appeal to me re the XC90 is the 3rd row of seats that are truly very fine for children and small adults (women up to about 5'5'' (my wife tried it out). The fact that there is still room behind the 3rd row for a jogging stroller (16 inch wheels) and groceries is a major plus. The fact that behind the 3rd row is more room than in a MDX and probably the Porsche is important.

We will be using all 3 rows of seats (3 children) and it is a well know fact that these 3rd rows are more dangerous based upon data from Station Wagons and Minivans.  NHTSA is even considering setting some standards for these seats. Of course any 3rd row will not be as safe as a typical 2nd rear row but the more space between the rear of the car and the seat - the better. For hauling a family of 5 I remain unconvinced that the Porsche is a btter purchase than the XC90 despite the fact that i know the Porsche will have a better engine /transmission and higher quality interior (and will cost $10,000 more than a similarly equipped XC90).

Now I have not bought my XC90 and as I have a long wait ahead if I do decide to get one, I am open to other opnions.

12-11-2002, 06:08 PM
Chipshot, Porsche dealers don't care. They are so used to individuals who just want the Porsche nameplate coming in and giving them an average check for $80K+ and taking whatever the dealer decides to give them. If I had a Cayenne, I would not be able to hunt in Northern Wisconsin with the people I know up there. They would think I was crazy and avoid me for being a loony bird. Of course the FIB's in Illinois would drool over themselves if they saw a Cayenne. Around Chicago its like a NASCAR SUV race with all the MB's and BMW SUV's racing around! -Dick