Porsche today announced it will offer the Cayenne Diesel in the United States market for the first time beginning with the 2013 model year.

2013 Cayenne Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240HP (176 kW) and 550Nm (406 lb-ft)of torque at just 1750RPM.  0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 217 km/h (135 mph). The fuel consumption is exceptional and the new Cayenne Diesel can go up to 1190 km (740 mph) on a single tank of fuel. It also meets Tier 2 BIN5 emissions standards using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

The Cayenne Diesel, the first diesel powered vehicle ever offered by Porsche, was originally introduced to the Diesel-dominated European market in 2009. This same clean diesel technology now comes to the United States, joining the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo models.

2013 Porsche Cayenne family will hit the US market in September at a base MSRP price of $55 750, not including a $975 destination charge.

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Source: Porsche