The 2013 Cayenne comes with a 3.0-liter oil-burning powerplant with 240 hp, permanent all-wheel drive (AWD) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) torque. Despite the less-than-impressive output, this SUV will reach 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds and tops out at 135 mph (220 km/h). That’s faster than a base Cayenne by 0.2 seconds, but slower than the Cayenne Turbo by 2.8 seconds. It can also go for as much as 740 miles on a single tank of fuel. The Cayenne S Diesel comes with the company's Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system and can complete the zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint in just 5.7 seconds and top out at 252km/h (157mph).
There's also a special traction management system that only sends torque to the front wheels when it's strictly necessary - the rest of the time, according to Porsche, the Cayenne, "delivers the dynamic qualities of a rear-wheel drive car. The Cayenne Diesel will arrive in Porsche dealer showrooms in September as a 2013 model, and it will be priced from $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.Other changes to the 2013 Cayenne lineup are very minor and include a new shade of white, a new central locking button on the front door handles, and a new analog clock mounted at the top of the instrument panel.