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PORSCHE CAYENNE 4.8 GTS TIPTRONIC

Starting MSRP R 1,324,000.00

Average Maintenance Costs R 0.00 / Year

Average Insurance Premium Value R 0.00 / Month

Average Fuel Consumption 0 L/100km

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Price
STARTING MSRP
R 1,324,000.00

FRONT BRAKES
390MM VENTILATED DISCS
REAR BRAKES
358MM VENTILATED DISCS
BRAKE HYDRAULICS
ABS, ABD, BAS, PSM STABILITY MANAGEMENT
ABS
YES
HANDBRAKE POSITION
ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE
AIRBAG : DRIVER
YES
NO. OF AIRBAGS
6
AIRBAG DETAIL
DRIVER AND PASSENGER, FRONT SIDE AIRBAGS, CURTAIN
SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION
YES
AUTO TRACTION CONTROL
YES
IMPACT TENSIONING SEATBELTS
FRONT + OUTER REAR
STABILITY CONTROL
YES
FRONT BRAKES TYPE
390MM VENTIL
REAR BRAKES TYPE
VENTED DISCS
CERAMIC BRAKES
NO
EBD
YES
EBA
YES
CBC
YES
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM
NO
BLIND SPOT WARNING
NO
LANE CHANGE WARNING
NO
LANE ASSIST
NO
ISOFIX CHILDSEAT ATTACHMENT
YES
AIRBAG SIDE FRONT
YES
AIRBAG SIDE REAR
NO
KNEEBAG
NO
CURTAIN BAG
YES
AIR CONDITIONER
YES
STEERING TYPE
POWER ASSISTED, SPORTS DESIGN
POWER STEERING
YES
STEERING COLUMN HEIGHT/RAKE ADJ
YES
STEERING COLUMN REACH ADJ
YES
TURNS LOCK TO LOCK
0.00
TURNING CIRCLE (METERS)
0.00
CLIMATE CONTROL
YES
ELECTRIC WINDOWS
YES
ELECTRIC WINDOW DETAIL
FRONT + REAR
ELECTRIC WINDOW ONE-TOUCH
ALL UP+DOWN
SLIDING REAR WINDOW (LDV)
NO
TINTED SIDE WINDOWS
YES
CENTRAL LOCKING
REMOTE
AUDIO SYSTEM
YES
RADIO
YES
TAPE
NO
CD PLAYER
YES
CD SHUTTLE
NO
MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
AUDIO, PHONE, CRUISE
LEATHER DETAIL
YES
HEATED SEATS
OPTION
ELECTRIC SEAT ADJUSTMENT
OPTION
ELECTRIC SEAT ADJ DETAIL
FRONT
ELECTRIC SEAT MEMORY
NO
CRUISE CONTROL
YES
REMOTE SIDE MIRRORS ELECTRIC
ELECTRIC, FOLDING, HEATED
REMOTE SIDE MIRRORS
YES
REMOTE ELECTRIC MIRROR MEMORY
OPTION
AUTODIP MIRRORS (DETAIL)
-
REAR SCREEN DEMISTER
YES
REAR SCREEN WIPER
YES
AUTO WINDSCREEN WIPERS
YES
SPEED SENSITIVE WINDSCREEN WIPERS
YES
ON BOARD COMPUTER
YES
CUPHOLDERS
FRONT + REAR
HEADRESTS : FRONT
YES
HEADRESTS : REAR
YES
PARK DISTANCE CONTROL :REAR
YES
HANDS-FREE PHONE
NO
CELLPHONE PREP (FIXED OR BT)
OPTION
DESCENT CONTROL
NO
INCLINE METER
NO
ALTIMETER
NO
COMPASS
NO
COMPASS DETAIL
OPTION
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
YES
REV COUNTER
YES
STEERING WHEEL ELECTRIC
OPTION
STEERING WHEEL MEMORY
OPTION
ELECTRIC WINDOWS R2
YES
OPENING TAILGATE WINDOW
NO
DVD
YES
MP3
YES
ICE AUX INPUT
YES
IPOD INTEGRATION
YES
BLUETOOTH
NO
CAPACITY
3604
ENG LAYOUT
LONGITUDINAL V 6
CYLINDERS
6
POWER OUTPUT
324kW@6000
TORQUE
600Nm@1600
BORE/STROKE
96.0x83.0
COMPRESSION RATIO
10.5:1
VALVE GEAR
DOHC 4 VALVES PER CYLINDER, VARIABLE VALVE TIMING + LIFT
IGNITION TYPE
ELECTRONIC
FUEL SUPPLY
DIRECT FUEL INJECTION
FUEL TYPE
UNLEADED
MANUAL/AUTOMATIC
AUTOMATIC
DUAL/CLUTCHLESS TRANSMISSION(YES/NO)
YES
NO OF GEARS
8
GEARBOX DETAIL
8-SPEED TIPTRONIC S
DRIVE WHEELS
ALL
NO OF WHEELS DRIVEN
4
FULLTIME 4X4
YES
LIMITED SLIP DIFF
NO
DIFF LOCK
YES
DIFF LOCK POSITION
CENTRE
LOW RANGE
NO
FRONT SUSPENSION
DOUBLE WISHBONE SUSPENSION, FULLY INDEPENDENT, STEEL SPRING
REAR SUSPENSION
MULTI-LINK, INDEPENDENT WHEEL SUSPENSION, STEEL SPRING, STABILIZERS
RIDE-HEIGHT CONTROL
NO
SELF LEVELLING SUSPENSION
NO
SLIDING/PANORAMIC ROOF DETAIL
OPTION
NO OF SLIDING ROOFS
-
METALLIC PAINT
OPTION
BODY COLORED BUMPERS
PAINTED
MIRROR COLOR
BODY
FOG LAMPS : FRONT
NO
FOG LAMPS : REAR
NO
AUTO HEADLAMPS
YES
XENON/ LED HEADLAMPS
BI-XENON
REMOTE BOOT OPENER
YES
REMOTE FUEL FLAP RELEASE
REMOTE
HI LEVEL BRAKE LIGHT
YES
REAR SPOILER
YES
RIM SIZE - FRONT
9.5J
RIM SIZE - REAR
9.5J
TYRE SIZE - FRONT
275/45 R20
TYRE SIZE - REAR
275/45 R20
LENGTH
4855
WIDTH
1954-
HEIGHT
1688
TARE (LICENSING MASS)
2110
GROSS LADEN MASS
2865
SUNROOF
OPTION
PANORAMIC ROOF
OPTION
REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
OPTION
MIRRORS ELECTRIC FOLDING
YES
MIRRORS ELECTRIC HEATED
YES
INTERIOR : AUTODIM
YES
EXTERIOR : AUTODIM
YES
HEADLIGHT HEIGHT CONTROL
YES
LIGHTS : DAYTIME RUNNING
YES
LIGHTS : CORNERING
YES
BRAKE HAZARD LIGHTS
NO
TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR
YES
SPARE WHEEL TYPE
NA
RUN FLAT TYRES
NO
TYRE REPAIR KIT
YES
DOORS
5
ACCELERATION 0-100
5.20
QUARTER MILE SPRINT
0.00
TOP SPEED FINAL
262.00
CONSUMPTION ANNUAL AVERAGE
10.00
100 TO 0 (SECS)
0.00
SEATS
5
REAR SEAT SPLIT
40/20/40 SPLIT FOLD
WHEEL BASE
2895
FRONT TRACK
-
REAR TRACK
-
GROUND CLEARANCE
203
BOOT CAPACITY (dm3) LDV=0
670
TOTAL LOAD (LDV=kg,OTHER=dm3)
1780
TOWING CAPACITY (KG)
2865
FUEL CAPACITY
85
ASPIRATION
NATURAL
CONSUMPTION URBAN
13.20
CONSUMPTION HIGHWAY
8.30
EMISSION STANDARD
EU6
CO2 EMISSION
234
MAINT CPK
20.58
OIL CHANGE INTERVALS
30000
SERVICE INTERVALS
30000
WARRANTY
3 YEAR/90000KM, 3 YEAR/90000KM COROSSION, 3 YEAR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, 3 YEAR/90000KM MAINTENANCE PLA
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE PLAN
M
MAINTENANCE PLAN TIME
36
MAINTENANCE DISTANCE
90000
MAINTENANCE EXCLUSIONS
WIPERS, TYRES, BRAKE PADS AND DISCS, SHOCKS, CLUTCH DISC AND PRSSURE PLATE, DRIVE BELTS, SPARK PLUGS
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TIME
36
WARRANTY DISTANCE
90000
WARRANTY PERIOD
36

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Justin Jacobs
Porsche Cayenne GTS is perfectly balanced


On December 7, 2020

Maintenance Costs R 0.00 / Year

Insurance Premium Value R 0.00 / Month

Fuel Consumption L/100km

This is the Porsche Cayenne GTS - in coupe guise - and it is the sweet spot within the range as it slots in just above the Cayenne S but below the Cayenne Turbo. The Cayenne GTS has been adorned with a host of features that has resulted in it being the most driver focused offering within the range. I flew down to the picturesque Western Cape to give it a go.

When the GTS made its first global appearance in the late 2000s it was fitted with a naturally aspirated 4.8-litre V8 but was shortly replaced in favour of a twin-turbocharged V6. The race for power between these premium brands has however resulted in the return of the V8, but this time in 4.0-litre twin-turbo guise. It’s a 338kW chunk of beauty that offers up 620Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from ZF. To help aid with efficiency the engine features cylinder deactivation, which shuts down one bank of cylinders when there is a low demand for power. Now Porsche claims around 11.4l/100km and while that may be achievable I unfortunately didn’t come close to that figure, because I was in the Western Cape with a high performance Porsche.

This combination will see you hit 100km/h in around 4.5 seconds with the optional Sports Chrono package as fitted to my test unit. It is however the sound that this engine makes which really stirs the soul. It starts off deep then begins to swell as the revs climb, when you flick the paddle shifter mounted behind the steering wheel it crackles, burbles and bangs into the next gear, that relentless torque propelling you further and faster down the road.

There is however more to the GTS than just the engine. It’s how it delivers everything that is on offer so effortlessly and in a precise and balanced manner. Like a plate of food put together by a culinary master, every element is there to compliment the other.
The main philosophy behind the GTS is that it needs to be the sportiest one in the range, the one that is designed for people who look for more than just getting from A to B. One of the first things that I noticed when I got behind the wheel is that this Cayenne GTS feels alive, it fees agile and actually quite light by SUV standards and that’s quite incredible as it weighs around 2 200kgs.

Point its nose at a mountain pass and things really start to makes sense, the various flavours all come together. The cars steel-spring suspension has been lowered by 20 millimetres to better the centre of gravity. Other elements have also been added to better the experience when the mood takes you. Items such as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) has been fitted which lets the car firm up or loosen depending on the driving conditions. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system also features as standard which can brake the inside rear wheel to help the car rotate better through the corners.

Various driving modes also let you control how your Cayenne GTS behaves. A rotary dial on the steering wheel lets you choose between Normal, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. Each setting adjusts the cars throttle mapping, suspension and steering setup accordingly. Depress the little button in the centre of the rotary dial and you get an overboost or how Porsche calls it ‘Push to Pass’ function for twenty seconds.

The GTS as seen here features satin-gloss 210inch RS Spyder Design wheels which look great when paired with the Carmine Red body paint. The Cayenne GTS also features some rather large cast iron brakes; 390 x 38 mm with 6-piston callipers up front and 358 x 28 mm brakes at the rear.

While not the biggest fan of these coupe SUV’s I can confirm that Porsche has nailed the styling on their Cayenne Coupe offering. It’s uncluttered, easy on the eyes with just enough aggression. Some offerings tend to have very busy designs (here’s talking about you BMW with your X6). I also like the electronically adjustable rear spoiler fitted to the rear of the Cayenne Coupe. Other GTS specific elements include tinted LED headlights, GTS badging and loads of black accents on the bumpers and around the windows.

Now you might be looking at the rear of the Cayenne coupe and thinking to yourself that the lowered roofline means less headroom for rear passengers. Porsche engineers thought about that very issue and thus implemented one of the simplest solutions; they lowered the rear seat by 30mm to offset the sloping roofline. The boot can swallow around 625-litres of luggage, about 140-litres less than the standard SUV though
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The interior is equally as un-fussed as the exterior with a neat layout. One of the highlights is the 12.5 inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system which offers wireless Apple CarPay as well as the ability to adjust various other functions. The system is easy to navigate and visually appealing. Another standout for me is the semi-digital instrument cluster. A traditional tachometer is flanked by two screens, one handles speed and trip information while the other displays a navigation map and other various performance data.

After all was said and done I reflected on my time with the Cayenne GTS. Personally I would opt for the standard SUV but either way the GTS offers a perfect balance between everyday usability and sports car performance. It is something that you can whisk away on a long trip or take to blast along your favourite stretch of road. It’s engaging, enticing and rewarding to drive but the thing that put the biggest smile on my face was that engine. In a world so focused on electrification, hybridization and downsizing here we are, with a big V8 and a couple of turbochargers. It’s perfection…
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