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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Cayenne S diesel: 850Nm slugger

2012-09-12 14:42
STUTTGART, Germany -  Porsche is launching its most powerful diesel model yet - the Cayenne S.

Powering the new model is 4.2 eight-cylinder biturbo engine capable of 281kW and (more importantly for a diesel) 850Nm. The engine rockets the SUV to 100km in 5.7sec and on to a top speed of 252km/h.

Fuel consumption is rated at 8.3/100km with CO2 emissions at 218g/km. The new model uses the automaker's all-wheel drive with optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (it sends the drive to the wheel(s) with the most grip.

OPTIONAL 100-LITRE TANK

The Cayenne S diesel, the automaker believes, is ideal for towing and manoeuvring a boat or horse trailer with its maximum towing capacity of 3.5 metric tonnes.

Buyers will have access to an optional 100-litre fuel tank which will, according to Porsche, allow the new model to cover 1200km.

The exterior benifits from a number of extras over the standard model. The brakes have silver callipers and black fins at the front emphasise the air inlets.

The Cayenne S diesel will be launched in January 2013 and will retail for €77 684 in Germany (R815 961). We're still waiting to hear if it will reach South Africa and, if so, what it will cost.

 
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