– 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Road Test & Review

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic has been completely redesigned for 2011.

The engine powering this new Cayenne is a 4.8-liter aluminum V8 which features VarioCam Plus, dry-sump lubrication and direct fuel injection. The engine produces 400 hp at 6500 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm, which is up 15 hp from 2010. Combined with the new eight-speed automatic transmission, the Cayenne S happily runs from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Top speed is a very fast 160 mph.

The interior has received a major upgrade as well. Now resembling the interior of the Porsche Panamera, it’s much cleaner, sportier, and sexier.

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S weighs about 400 pounds less than the 2010 model. This weight savings helps considerably with acceleration, braking, and handling and contributes to improved fuel economy.

Vehicle: 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic

Base Price: $63,700

Price as tested: $92,935

Engine: 4.8 liter, 8 cylinder

Transmission: 8 speed Tiptronic

Horsepower: 400 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque

0-60 MPH: 5.6 seconds

Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles

EPA: 16 city / 22 highway MPG

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