The 2019 Cayenne and Cayenne S models debuted two weeks ago at the Porsche museum in Zuffenhausen, a spectacular affair that featured a full blown symphony with a dance company and enough A/V effects to give EDC a run for its money. The performance, entitled “Symphony of Life,” was followed by a lengthy speech by Oliver Blume, Porsche’s chairman of the board. In that speech, he detailed what a huge success the Cayenne has been for the brand. The first generation sold just 60,000 units but the second’s sales exploded to 700,000 units! The third generation makes many changes without diverging from the successful formula. It’s wider, flatter, and most importantly, lighter. The all aluminum chassis construction reduces weight by over 200 pounds. Most transformed, however, is the Cayenne’s interior. Where there once was mostly analog controls, the Cayenne now features an all digital cockpit. The big Porsche even includes Traffic Jam Assistant, a semi autonomous driving feature that reduces the stress of bumper to bumper commutes. This is also the first Porsche to feature Porsche Connect services. The Porsche is always online and uses a sophisticated system to optimize every aspect of driving experience down to the seat temperature. Blume told of the impressive power: 340 horsepower for the base model and 440 horsepower, while teasing that there are more impressive surprises in store. Well, that wait is over.
Porsche Wows the IAA Crowd with Unveiling of 2019 Cayenne Turbo
The press conference began with stunning displays of scenery and close up shots, followed by a dramatic unveiling. Oliver Blume begins his speech by talking, once again, about the Cayenne’s success. He says versatility is what makes the Cayenne unique, the most important attribute of the Cayenne. One day you can drive through snow, the next you can spend racing at the track. The all-new Cayenne Turbo packs 550 horsepower and does 0-60 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds. The gap between the Turbo and base Cayenne is “wider than ever,” he says. The top speed is 286 kph which is 177.7 miles per hour. The Cayenne also packs “more 911 DNA” than before. It features a fixed rear axle from the 911 and the Porsche surface coated standard. Also unique to the Turbo model is adaptive sport seats like one would find in a sports car. An adaptive roof spoiler adjusts to optimize downforce when driving this SUV at extra-legal speeds. This stunning SUV is sure to set a new benchmark for SUV performance, providing a pure driving experience like only Porsche can!