Porsche Cayenne (E3) unveiled at One Riverside

THE third generation Porsche Cayenne (E3) was officially launched in a ceremony organised by QAF Eurokars, the official importer and dealer of Porsche vehicle in the Sultanate, yesterday at One Riverside Promenade. Present as the guest of honour to unveil the latest SUV was Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Brunei Darussalam, Peter Wolff along with Acting Deputy General Manager of QAF Eurokars Lahiru De Silva.

At the launch, three Cayenne were on display highlighting the successful model that combines the typical Porsche performance with excellent day-to-day practicality. More than 760,000 units of the model have been sold since 2002. With powerful turbo engines, new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems and seamless connectivity, the new E3 models take comfort and sportiness to another level.

In his welcoming remarks, Lahiru De Silva said Porsche Cayenne ignited a trend for performance SUVs back in 2002 and is still the benchmark to this day. “The third-generation Cayenne is now even more precise, elegant, athletic and expressive than ever before and is the only true sports car in the SUV segment. “Without a doubt, the new Cayenne is set to continue the success story begun by its predecessors,” he added.

Peter Wolff, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Brunei during his speech
Peter Wolff, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Brunei and Lahiru De Silva , Acting Deputy General Manager of QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd unveiling the new Cayenne

The model range available in Brunei starts with a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine, which delivers 250 kW (340 hp) and 450Nm of torque. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds (5.9 seconds with the Sports Chrono package) with a maximum speed of 245 km/h.

For the first time, the new Cayenne is equipped with mixed tyres and rear-axle steering which are based extensively on the iconic 911 sports car. In addition, the on-road capabilities are further improved by active all-wheel drive, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system.

Despite its significantly extended standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs 65 kilogrammes less than its predecessor and remains perfectly suited to off-road use. Inside the cockpit, the German sports carmaker has also equipped a fully customised Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a new 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen for a full range of digital functions.

The new Sports Chrono package offers even more performance with a ‘Mode’ switch button on the steering wheel whereby driver can easily select the different driving modes available. This package includes a separate Porsche Stability Management (PSM) Sport mode whereby the driver can utilise the new full driving dynamic of the Cayenne.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin