THE PORSCHE® CAYENNE®: A SPORT UTILITY BY NATURE, NOT JUST BY NAME
ATLANTA – By drawing on the full depth of its long and proud heritage in
engineering and design, as well as successes from the streets of Le Mans to the
sands of Dakar, only Porsche is in a position to build a sport-utility vehicle (SUV)
that is not just another utility vehicle, but a vehicle with dynamic capabilities that
truly can be described as sporting.
The Porsche Cayenne demonstrated its on- and off-pavement capabilities during
development testing on the twisting, high-speed road racing circuit at Germany’s
famed Nürburgring as well as in Arctic snow and ice, in the sun-baked environment
of Australia’s Outback, in the sands of Dubai, and on the slick and steep surfaces
of North America’s Rocky Mountains. Now the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo are
ready to demonstrate their capabilities in the hands of Porsche customers.
“The Cayenne is the first vehicle to really put the sport into sport-utility,” says
Frederick J. Schwab, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “I know
that others have made a similar boast, but we’re confident that the Cayenne will
more than live up to that claim. The Cayenne may have the architecture of an
SUV, but it has the soul that is part of every Porsche product,” Schwab adds.
The Cayenne takes its name from the one of the very hottest of red peppers,
recognized around the world as a symbol for zestful spiciness. With as much as
450 horsepower, with 0-to-62 mph sprint times as quick as 5.6 seconds, and with
Porsche Traction Management and other innovative technologies that provide
sure-footedness in high-speed lane changes and for crawling up slick rock and
down steep and rocky trails, the Cayenne is the first true sport-utility.
With four doors, luxuriously comfortable seating for five, room for the gear a family
needs to enjoy an active lifestyle, and a towing capacity of more than 7,700
pounds, the Cayenne is the first Porsche to provide such true utility.
As Porsche enthusiasts already know, the “S” badge signifies a truly special
Porsche model, not merely a trim upgrade or option package.
The Cayenne S maintains a tradition that dates to 1952 with the S version of the
original Porsche, the 356. Since then, the S badge has been worn by the famed
911S that arrived in 1967 and subsequently by such outstanding vehicles as the
Boxster® S and the 911® Carrera® 4S.
For the launch of the Porsche SUV, the Cayenne S earns its special designation
thanks to its 340-horsepower (SAE), 4.5-liter, normally aspirated V8 engine, a
powerplant designed and manufactured by Porsche that ranks the Cayenne S among
the strongest of all sport utilities. It features an all-new, six-speed Tiptronic® S
transmission and introduces Porsche Traction Management four-wheel-drive
technology that provides outstanding performance during maneuvers on a variety
of paved and unpaved terrain.
The Cayenne S carries such standard equipment as Porsche Stability Management;
front, side and curtain airbags; a Bose® Cabin Surround Sound System; leather
upholstery and automatic climate controls.
The Cayenne S has a base price of $55,900 in the United States and $78,250
With twin turbochargers boosting the output of its 4.5-liter V8, the Cayenne Turbo
delivers 450 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, power that propels it
from a standing start to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 5.6 seconds and to a top
track speed of 165 mph (266 km/h).
But the Cayenne Turbo is just as capable off-pavement, thanks to its combination
of Porsche Traction Management with standard air suspension that can provide
nearly 11 inches of ground clearance for traversing rough terrain.
Like the Cayenne S, the Cayenne Turbo comes with such standard equipment as
Porsche Stability Management; a six-speed Tiptronic S transmission; front, side
and curtain airbags; full leather upholstery and automatic climate controls. The
Cayenne Turbo adds such features as an aluminum-trimmed interior and the new
Porsche Communications Management technology that includes a navigation
system and Bose Cabin Surround Sound System.
The Cayenne Turbo has a base price of in the United States of $88,900 and
$125,100 in Canada.
Production plans for the Cayenne were announced in the summer of 1998, when
it was disclosed that the Porsche SUV would have permanent four-wheel drive and
genuine off-pavement capabilities, but also would achieve Porsche benchmarks
for ride and handling. This Porsche SUV would be built at a new, state-of-the-art
assembly center at Leipzig, Germany, where Porsche also has constructed on- and
off-pavement testing facilities.
While the Cayenne would be built on the same platform as a new Volkswagen
SUV, Porsche, which would develop new engines to power its SUV, would lead
the design and engineering efforts.
The new Porsche V8 is a 4.5-liter unit with 32 valves (two intake and two exhaust
valves per cylinder), Porsche’s VarioCam® technology, and integral dry sump lubrication.
The two banks of cylinders are placed at a 90-degree angle.
The engine is designed to operate smoothly at an angle of 45 degrees off
horizontal, thus providing optimum off-pavement abilities. This required modification
of the oil circuit and crankcase-venting system, most notably separate oil re-flow
ducts leading from the cylinder heads into the oil sump. Separation of the oil circuit
from the vent ducts enables engine oil to flow quickly and directly back to the oil
sump to maintain a sufficient oil supply at all times. On extreme gradients, an
efficient supply of oil is also guaranteed by added oil extraction from the rear
section of the oil sump, by the oil intake opening for the main oil pump being
lowered right to the bottom point, and by a baffle wall in the oil sump.
The V8 shares much of its internal architecture with the water-cooled six-cylinder
engine that was developed to power the Porsche Boxster. However, Porsche
engineers developed specific components and dimensions for the Cayenne’s
new V8. For example, while the 3.66-inch (93 mm) cylinder bore is the same as
the Boxster’s, the V8 has a longer stroke of 3.27 inches (83 mm).
The V8 has a two-piece cylinder head similar to that developed for the powerful 911
Turbo, and the Cayenne engine’s cylinder head makes use of an aluminum/silicon
alloy that can withstand very high temperatures.
As with all other Porsche models, the new V8 makes use of Porsche’s VarioCam
technology. For the Cayenne’s V8, VarioCam can adjust the camshafts by as much
as 25 degrees, ensuring outstanding torque characteristics as well as optimum
fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
Engine coolant is distributed to the crankcase and cylinder heads by a distribution
pipe located above the transmission. The water pump, mounted at the front of
the engine, pumps coolant through a pipe located in the interior of the engine’s V.
Approximately 20 percent of the coolant flows through the crankcase in a
lengthwise direction with 80 percent flowing through the cylinder heads in a
“crossflow” architecture from the hot to the cold side. Heat from the engine oil
is fed into the coolant through an oil/water heat exchanger.
The stainless steel exhaust system features an exhaust pipe for each row of cylinders
that is connected downstream of the main catalysts by a crossover pipe. This
architecture allows enhanced torque at low engine speeds. The pre- and main
catalysts are metallic, allowing thinner design of the coated inner walls. This
system also provides a larger overall area within the catalyst ducts, ensuring higher
efficiency, longer service life and more rapid build-up to the temperatures required
for maximum catalyst efficiency.
The catalysts are controlled by two oxygen sensors. This dual-sensor control
minimizes exhaust emissions, enabling both the Cayenne S and the Cayenne
Turbo to meet LEV (low emission vehicle) standards in the United States and to
fulfill the EU4 standards that go into effect in Europe in 2005.
The normally aspirated engine in the Cayenne S is rated at 340 horsepower (SAE)
and provides 310 pound-feet of torque all the way from 2,500 rpm to 5,500 rpm.
Working in conjunction with the new six-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the
normally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 propels the Cayenne S from a standing start to
62 mph (100 km/h) in only 7.2 seconds. The Cayenne S can achieve a top speed
of 150 mph (242 km/h) on the test track.
The Cayenne Turbo is powered by a similar 4.5-liter V8, but two turbochargers
recycle the engine’s exhaust gases and boost its power to a staggering 450
horsepower (SAE) at 6,000 rpm and to a whopping 457 pound-feet of torque
throughout the 2,250 to 4,750 rpm range.
Because of such higher loads, the Cayenne Turbo has cylinder heads made of
special high temperature-resistant aluminum alloy similar to that used in Porsche
racecars. The intake ducts are modified for the greater fuel/air mixture and the
cylinder head features double valve springs on the exhaust side to ensure maximum
engine performance. The Turbo also has special forged pistons and additional
oil injection cooling jets.
The Tiptronic S transmission is specially tuned for the increased power of the
As on the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Cayenne Turbo’s boosters are in parallel
arrangement. Small intake and short exhaust manifolds and a mixed-flow turbine
with reduced mass inertia ensures response and performance, eliminating so-called
The turbo housing is made of high quality cast steel, assuring temperature control
and optimizing combustion under full load. The compressed air flowing out of the
turbine is cooled to provide a high cylinder charge and to reduce component
temperatures. Intake air flows to the two compressors through separate air filters
for the left and right cylinder banks. Finally, the compressed air flows through
separate intercoolers positioned in front of the left and right wheel arches.
Bypass valves are integrated into the turbine housings and turbocharger pressure
is adjusted through a joint cycle valve controlled by the engine management
system. Maximum turbocharger pressure is approximately 23.2 pounds per
square inch (1.6 bar) and is reached at an engine speed of 2,250 rpm. Boost
pressure then reduces slightly, to 21.7 psi (1.5 bar), where it remains until the
engine reaches its maximum horsepower at 6,000 rpm.
Compared to the Cayenne S engine, the Turbo requires additional lubrication and
cooling, which are provided by separate feed lines. To achieve optimum
performance in off-pavement conditions, the turbochargers are equipped with an
oil retention tank and check valve.
Both Cayenne models will have permanent four-wheel drive, an inter-axle
differential lock and additional low-range gears, Porsche Stability Management
(PSM), and the ability to tow 7,716 pounds (3,500 kilograms). Both Cayenne
models ride on wheels that range from 18 inches to 20 inches in diameter.
“Historically, Porsche has been at the forefront of all-wheel-drive design,” notes
Schwab. “It began with the Lohner-Porsche in 1900 and was highlighted by the
Porsche 959 in 1985, and that car’s victory in the Paris-Dakar marathon. The
Cayenne is a natural next step for Porsche.”
To ensure the Cayenne is both a true Porsche and a true SUV, it has gone
through several years of comprehensive testing in remote locations across the
globe. Test vehicles were on the Porsche development track at Weissach as
early as the spring of 1998, and in addition to Germany’s famed Nürburgring,
on-track tests also were done at Nardo (Italy) and on Hockenheim, home of the
annual German Grand Prix. The Cayenne and its various components and systems
also were tested in the snow and ice in Sweden and Canada; on the sand and rock
of Dubai; in the harsh environment of the Australian Outback; in the mountains of
the American West, Spain and in the Alps; and on hundreds of thousands of miles
of highways around the world.
The Cayenne had to satisfy not only Porsche’s extreme performance and
quality standards, but it had to meet the utility and reliability expectations only
Porsche engineers demand from an SUV.
For the Cayenne, Porsche engineers developed the Porsche Traction Management
(PTM) permanent four-wheel drive system, an air suspension system with a
self-leveling feature and six adjustable ride height positions, and Porsche Active
Suspension Management (PASM), an electronically variable damping system that
stabilizes body sway during sudden gas or brake pedal applications or when
driving in rough terrain. These systems work together to ensure that the Cayenne
offers both supreme on-pavement and outstanding off-pavement driving qualities.
These systems also work in conjunction with PSM (Porsche Stability Management),
which intervenes when the vehicle is driven to the limit of adhesion and stabilizes
the Cayenne in oversteer or understeer conditions to keep it headed in the
direction the driver intends.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM), which is standard on both Cayenne models,
significantly improves dynamic performance and handling.
PTM feeds the engine’s power through a multiple-plate clutch operated by an
electric motor. In normal driving, PTM feeds 62 percent of the engine power to the rear
wheels and 38 percent to the front wheels. However, whenever necessary, it can
direct up to 100 percent of the engine’s torque either to the front or the rear wheels.
The map-controlled longitudinal differential lock and a rear axle differential,
available as an option, not only respond to any lack of traction on the front or rear
wheels, but incorporate sensors measuring vehicle speed, lateral acceleration,
the steering angle, and gas pedal operation. PTM calculates the optimum locking
action on both axles and spreads drive forces as needed to the front and rear
wheels. Therefore, PTM might be compared with a forward-looking, anticipative
active electronic control system providing exactly the right balance for superior
driving stability and supreme safety when changing lanes both at high speeds or
when driving at a moderate pace on ice and snow.
When driven in light terrain, the Cayenne can handle all traction requirements
through its intelligent four-wheel drive. However, when the going gets tough,
PTM interacts with the reduced-ratio off-pavement gear; as soon as the driver
activates the low-range mode, PTM and PSM adjust ABS (anti-lock brake system),
ABD (automatic brake differential) and differential control settings to special
off-pavement calibrations. Should the terrain become so tough that individual
wheels might lose contact with the surface, the four-wheel drive system is linked
by rigid, firm connections to keep the driver on the move. All the driver has to do
is flip the off-pavement switch located on the interior center console a second
time to obtain a 100 percent front-to-rear wheel lock.
Some of the particular benefits PTM provides are:
• Excellent driving stability and traction in all situations, regardless of surface friction,
• better steering and control by opening the longitudinal differential lock in order
to avoid any understeer,
• enhanced vehicle control when driving to the limit, due to the longitudinal
• improved directional stability and tracking control by appropriate activation of
the longitudinal differential lock, and
• improved traction by increasing the degree of locking action before the wheels
start to spin.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM), also standard on both Cayenne models,
maintains a constant dialogue with PTM but only intervenes when the vehicle reaches
its physical limit. Coordinating essential systems such as the ABS, the automatic
slip regulation (ASR) system, and the automatic brake differential (ABD), PSM is
immediately available whenever the Cayenne enters critical over- or understeer
conditions, “telling” PTM to open the differential locks in order to re-stabilize the
car by applying the brakes specifically on individual wheels. Should that not be
sufficient, PSM intervention includes engine management and automatically can
adjust the engine’s ignition and throttle to help stabilize the vehicle.
The Cayenne’s suspension provides the secure foundation for exceptional driving
dynamics. It combines optimum safety, motoring comfort and off-pavement
The front axle is an extra-large double track control arm configuration mounted
on its own subframe. The large distance between the individual track control arms
keeps forces acting on the suspension to a minimum, ensuring precise wheel guidance
for agility and minimizing the influence of any adverse forces. Incorporating
extra-large rubber mounts, the elastic subframe bearings keep road noise transfer
to a minimum.
Made of high-strength steel, the subframe design has an arch-shaped crossbar
and inclined ramps at the front that give the Cayenne ample ground clearance,
up to 10.75 inches (273 mm) with the air suspension system.
The variable-ratio steering gear and the differential are well protected on top of
the subframe to help ensure robust off-pavement driving qualities. Like all
Porsches, the Cayenne has hydraulic power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering as
a standard feature. The steering ratio is 16.7:1, taking just 2.65 turns of the
wheel from lock to lock, which is comparable to a sports car. The Cayenne’s
turning radius is 39 feet (11.9 meters).
The rear axle is another new Porsche development. The rear axle configuration
is an elaborate multi-arm concept easily able to handle both high traction forces
and the Cayenne’s high service load capabilities. In the interest of extra comfort
and noise reduction, the rear axle is also mounted on a subframe resting on
extra-large, hydraulically dampened rubber bearings. This subframe also is made
of high-strength steel for optimal weight and maximum structure stiffness. The
lower track control arm and the tie-rod are made of steel plate to ensure robust
strength even on the roughest surfaces. The upper track control arm assembly,
which is well protected within the vehicle, is made of extra-light forged aluminum
Through its particular configuration, the axle kinematics reduce undesired squat
and dive when accelerating and braking, keeping the Cayenne almost entirely
level on the road at all times. The rear axle configuration and the rear toe-in control
stabilize the vehicle’s driving behavior particularly in curves and under load change.
A special feature of the axle concept is the extra-long spring travel for
With the steel spring suspension on the Cayenne S, the front springs compress
4.09 inches and expand 4.57 inches (104 and 116 mm, respectively) while the
rear spring travel is 5.31 inches (135 mm) compressed and 3.86 inches (98
With ground clearance of 8.54 inches (217 mm), the maximum embankment
(approach) angle is 29.1 degrees in front and 25.7 degrees (departure) at the
rear. The ramp angle (break over) is 20.4 degrees.
For those needing more ground clearance, an optional air suspension is available
on the Cayenne S and is standard on the Cayenne Turbo.
With the air suspension that is standard on the Cayenne Turbo and available as
an option on the Cayenne S, the front springs compress 4.02 inches and expand
4.65 inches (102 and 118 mm, respectively). The rear springs compress 4.88
inches and expand 4.92 inches (124 and 125 mm).
Air suspension not only guarantees extra ground clearance on rough terrain, its
self-leveling feature provides a consistent vehicle position regardless of the load.
The system also ensures maximum driving pleasure and active safety by
automatically lowering the Cayenne relative to increasing road speed.
Incorporating six different ride height levels, the air suspension adjusts over a
range of 4.56 inches (116 mm).
In normal mode, ground clearance is 8.54 inches (217 mm) according to the DIN
• In load trim, the Cayenne moves down 2.36 inches (60 mm) from its standard
position to a loading level of 6.18 inches (157 mm). This level is only available
when the vehicle is not moving and facilitates loading and unloading. As the driver
begins to drive the vehicle, the system automatically returns to its normal level.
• In low-level mode, the Cayenne moves down 1.06 inches (27 mm) inches below
its standard height and is comparable to a vehicle with a sports suspension.
In practice this means the suspension is more firm and air resistance is lower,
making the Cayenne even more stable and dynamic at high speeds. The
suspension level automatically lowers from a higher position to the low high-speed
setting at a road speed of 78 mph (125 km/h).
• At speeds exceeding 130 mph (210 km/h), the Cayenne automatically moves
down to its extra-low ride level, which is 0.43 inches (11 mm) below the “regular”
• When driving off-pavement, the Cayenne can be set to the higher off-pavement
level up to 1.02 inches (26 mm) over the standard ride height to negotiate
difficult terrain. However, this high level is only available at speeds up to 50
mph (80 km/h).
• The special off-pavement level is for the most extreme driving conditions,
raising the Cayenne another 1.18 inches (30 mm) to a ground clearance of
10.75 inches (273 mm). This extra-high level is only available at speeds of up
to 19 mph (30 km/h).
Porsche offers air suspension in combination with Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM), a new variable damping system. Operated electronically,
PASM adjusts damper forces infinitely as a function of surface conditions and the
driver’s driving style.
A typical example of PASM intervention occurs during powerful application of the
gas and/or brake pedal or when driving on particularly rough terrain. PASM
serves to steady any body sway and dive motions by monitoring body movement
through five accelerometers. As soon as the motion of the Cayenne’s body exceeds
a certain limit depending on specific driving conditions, PASM intervenes and
stabilizes the vehicle by acting on the individual dampers.
PASM also gives the Cayenne driver the opportunity to choose among three
damper settings while driving – Comfort, Normal or Sports.
Consistently operating in the background, PASM always maintains its active
control function, comparing the operator’s driving style with the program currently
in use. Whenever the driver has chosen a particularly comfortable damper setting
but is driving in a more sporting or dynamic style, the system automatically switches
over to the sports mode and makes the dampers firmer.
The Cayenne’s outstanding road performance does not come at the expense of its
off-pavement capabilities. Due to its intelligent four-wheel drive, the Cayenne is
able to handle minor off-pavement conditions without requiring modification of
the traction systems.
When driven on rough terrain, the Cayenne uses the Porsche Traction Management
system integrated as a standard feature in the power divider. This reduction
gearbox comes with a 2.7:1 gear ratio for even the most extreme off-pavement
driving maneuvers. By activating the low range mode by way of a toggle switch
on the Cayenne’s center console, several control systems are automatically
prepared for off-pavement conditions. PTM switches to the appropriate gear
ratio for off-pavement driving and activates a special off-pavement control map
for the differential locks. PSM switches on the traction-oriented off-pavement
ABS and ABD system, and the air suspension in the Cayenne Turbo automatically
changes to the off-pavement ride level. Porsche is the first car manufacturer to
offer this combination of systems controlled by a central off-pavement switch,
thus reducing the risk of control errors when driving on rough terrain.
The Cayenne’s standard off-pavement driving characteristics can be enhanced to
a higher level. In the event individual wheels lose contact in demanding terrain, a
direct and rigid connection of the four-wheel drive system provides mobility.
Operating the off-pavement switch a second time activates the 100 percent
front-to-rear differential lock, and the Cayenne Turbo’s standard air suspension
provides additional assistance when climbing. In the special off-pavement mode,
which provides 10.75 inches (273 mm) ride height, the inclination angle is up to
32.4 degrees at the front and 27.3 degrees at the rear, enabling the Cayenne to
handle steep ramps.
Even extreme crests when driving from one gradient to another are not obstacles
since the 24.7-degree ramp angle prevents the body, between the axles, from
touching the ground prematurely.
Both models are equipped for water crossings up to 21.85 inches (555mm) when
set to the special off-pavement level thanks to the Cayenne’s special sealing concept,
a high-rise intake funnel, its elevated transmission purge opening, and full
encapsulation of the side sills. The standard steel spring suspension on the Cayenne
S allows it to traverse water up to 19.7 inches (500 mm) in depth.
In the future, Porsche will offer the Advanced Offroad Technology Package for
the most extreme off-pavement conditions. Apart from special side protection
and a steel plate under floor panel around the radiator, this package includes a
fully controllable (up to 100 percent) differential lock on the rear axle. To fully
activate the lock, the driver operates the central off-pavement switch a third time.
The fully controlled rear axle lock then ensures even better traction when setting
off on slippery surfaces with varying frictional coefficients or when negotiating curves.
The package also uses anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle, which are
hydraulically activated and deactivated by a switch in the center console. This
increases front and rear axle articulation by 2.36 inches (60 mm), which improves
ride comfort by minimizing body sway and enhancing off-pavement driving qualities
and traction when negotiating rocks, tree trunks or bumps.
To ensure the Cayenne’s sporting driving qualities on the road, the anti-roll bars
can only be disconnected in the low range mode. As soon as the Cayenne, with
its anti-roll bars disconnected, returns from rough terrain to the road, the anti-roll
bars are automatically reconnected as a safety feature once the vehicle exceeds
31 mph (50 km/h) to provide the additional stability required for on-pavement driving.
To ensure maximum braking efficiency, Porsche engineers equip the Cayenne with
13.78-inch (350 mm) inner-vented front discs with six-piston aluminum monobloc
calipers and 13-inch (330 mm) inner-vented rear discs with four-piston aluminum
monobloc calipers with pad-wear sensors. The front and rear rotors are 1.34
inches (34 mm) and 1.10 inches (28 mm) thick, respectively. Anti-lock braking
technology is standard.
Because of the risk of contamination under off-pavement conditions, the
Cayenne’s brake discs are not cross-drilled. Porsche engineers found in their
extensive testing that cross-drilled brakes can collect debris that can cause
premature wear and even damage to the braking system.
The Cayenne brakes have passed Porsche’s extreme fade test. This test involves
25 full-force braking applications from 90 percent of the vehicle’s top speed
down to 62 mph (100 km/h). This must be accomplished while maintaining a
consistent deceleration of 0.8 g.
The Cayenne is the first Porsche with a foot-operated parking brake, which allows
room for a large storage compartment in the center console. An interim gear
further reduces brake forces to provide additional support. The system, which
also features a self-adjusting brake cable, allows drivers to safely and securely
park a fully laden Cayenne on a 55 percent gradient.
The Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo ride on standard 18-inch light-alloy wheels
and 255/55 R 18 tires. Optional equipment includes 19- and 20-inch wheels and
a variety of high-performance and winter weather tires.
Cayenne wheels are built in a process called flow-forming, which reduces weight,
depending on wheel size, by 2.2 to 3.3 pounds (1-1.5 kg) per wheel.
Porsche’s know-how in lightweight steel technology plays a significant role to
ensure both the outstanding stiffness and safety of the Cayenne’s body structure.
Some 60 percent of the Cayenne’s body is built from high-strength steel.
Porsche’s know-how also includes special skills in material joining technology,
and the Cayenne makes good use of multi-phase steel (dual-phase and TRIP steel
grades) that offer enhanced strength and good molding qualities compared to
conventional construction techniques. For example, the Cayenne’s A and B pillars
are reinforced with TRIP steel with multi-phase steel at the bottom of the seat
crossbars and on the rear floor crossbars. The Cayenne also benefits from tailored
blanks and tailor-made components similar to those developed for Porsche’s sports
cars, ensuring that all structures along the chassis legs and roof frame edges
are both lightweight and extremely stable.
The front section of the Cayenne features a combination of longitudinal support
and crossbars to ensure the intelligent and safe distribution of forces in the event
of a collision. Deformation energy spreads over three load levels into the stiff
longitudinal floor support, side sill, tunnel and door shaft areas, minimizing
deformation of the passenger compartment. The passenger cell also is highly
resistant and provides supreme protection. Finally, the structure of the side sills is
supplemented by a high-strength tube element inside the sills to reduce side intrusion.
All Cayennes are equipped with front, side and curtain airbags. Two-stage gas
generators that are designed to reduce unnecessary loads on the occupants in the
event of a minor accident activate the airbags for the driver and front passenger.
The Cayenne’s new side impact safety system includes side airbags integrated
into the front seats and a curtain airbag fitted into the roof frame that protects
occupants in both the front and rear seats. This curtain airbag is effective in side
impacts and in the event of an impact with a narrow obstacle such as a pole or tree.
All five seats in the Cayenne are equipped with three-point belts, and all four
outboard belts have belt latch pretensioners. The front seats also have belt-force
Porsche has gone to great lengths to ensure the Cayenne interior reflects the
unmistakable quality of Porsche design. The interior is refined, functional and
sophisticated, and includes all the style and characteristics typical of a Porsche.
Of course, the ignition lock is positioned to the left of the three-spoke steering
wheel, inspired by Porsche’s racing history.
The instrument panel features two large round dials with a central multi-functional
display. The leather-wrapped, three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, standard
on both models, bears a multi-colored Porsche crest.
Other standard equipment on both models includes an alarm system, central
locking (with remote control from the ignition key), an on-board computer, tinted
and heat-insulated glass, electric windows, electrically adjustable front seats, an
expansive leather interior, automatic air conditioning with an activated carbon filter,
and the 350-watt Bose Cabin Surround Sound System with a CD player and 14
The luggage space – fitted with a luggage net and boot cover – has a capacity
of 19.07 cubic feet (540 liters) with the rear seat in its upright position.
However, the rear seat backrests can fold down with a 40/60 split, and when both
are folded down, cargo capacity increases to 62.51 cubic feet (1,770 liters).
Loading and unloading are eased by the low loading sill height.
However, it is not necessary to fully open the rear hatch when loading smaller
objects. The Cayenne’s rear window opens upward, which provides a second
option for accessing the luggage compartment.
Additional standard features on the Cayenne Turbo include Bi-Xenon headlights, an
electrically adjustable heated steering wheel, front seats with memory function,
metallic paint, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and Porsche
The Turbo’s headlights use sensors that measure the driver’s steering angle and
road speed and adjust the headlight direction to provide outstanding illumination
of the road ahead.
The new PCM system features a navigation module, an on-board computer,
antenna diversity and the Bose sound system.
The Turbo’s leather interior has aluminum details in areas such as the dashboard,
doors and control panel trim.
In anticipation of the Cayenne’s arrival, Porsche Cars North America launched the
Cayenne Crossing Initiative, a multi-year program dedicated to reclaiming America’s
paved and unpaved roads. Chaired by actor James Brolin, the program includes
a variety of U.S. road restoration and maintenance projects along a route that
stretches from coast to coast.
Cayenne Crossing Initiative partners include Treadlightly!, the Illinois Department
of Transportation, the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the Porsche
Club of America. Initial restoration efforts began last summer in California’s San
Bernardino National Forest and Virginia’s George Washington National Forest.
Porsche also will partner with key civic groups and volunteers to enhance highway
maintenance efforts along Route 66 in the Midwest.
Every new model-year 2003 Porsche car sold in the United States and Canada
is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile (80,000 kilometer), bumper-to-bumper
limited warranty, which includes Porsche’s roadside assistance program. The
galvanized body and 26-step paint and anti-corrosion process enable Porsche to
warrant each car against rust perforation for 10 years and unlimited mileage.
In addition, Porsche guarantees the paint finish for three years – also without a
Porsche® Technology Features
Porsche offers its VarioCam or VarioCam Plus technology on the engines of all
of its models, including the Cayenne®.
VarioCam Plus was developed for the 911 Turbo to optimize dynamic performance
while reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions and improving engine
refinement and ensuring smooth operation.
VarioCam involves intake camshaft adjustment (VarioCam) and intake valve lift
The valve adjustment system is accomplished by switching cup tappets through
an electrohydraulic switching valve. With two cam profiles on the intake shaft, the
engine is able to operate with the appropriate lift curve.
The cup tappets comprise two interacting tappet elements locked together by a
bolt. This creates a direct link between the inner tappet and the small cam and
between the outer tappet and the large cam. A hydraulic compensation unit for
valve play is integrated into the tappet’s force flow line.
When the engine is at idle, valve lift is controlled by the small cams (to a limit of
3.6 millimeters (0.1417 inches) and valve timing is optimized to keep any valve
overlap to a minimum. The small valve lift reduces friction, significantly increases
the charge motion (thanks to the very short opening times) and reduces emissions
from any previous combustion within the cylinder. Another advantage is the
considerable reduction in fuel consumption and emissions – by as much as 10
percent – as well as a much higher standard of idling quality.
Under partial load, the engine runs with internal recirculation of exhaust gases to
minimize throttle effect and to reduce fuel consumption. To achieve this goal,
valve lift is shifted to a large overall area to draw in exhaust gases.
Then, under full load, superior torque and output are ensured by a highly efficient
gas charge cycle with minimum losses, yet with an uncompromising cam contour
of a maximum of 11 millimeters (0.4331 inches) of valve lift and suitably adjusted
opening and closing times during the valve cycle.
VarioCam Plus also enhances engine start up and reduces emissions while the
engine warms up.
The Motronic ME 7.8 engine management system used on Porsche sports cars
is designed specifically for Porsche’s requirements and governs both camshaft
adjustment and valve lift control. The Cayenne uses the Motronic ME 7.1.1
engine management system. The systems make adjustments based on factors
such as engine speed, gas pedal position, engine oil and coolant temperature
and the gear in which the car is operating. Driver input is compared with control
maps within the system and the control unit decides within milliseconds how
VarioCam and VarioCam Plus should respond.
In addition to the five-speed Tiptronic S transmission in the 911® and Boxster®,
Porsche offers a six-speed Tiptronic S in the Cayenne. This latest development
is tailored specifically to the high torque and power level of the Cayenne Turbo,
and thus also is ideal for the Cayenne S model.
This new six-speed Tiptronic S features modified shift units and a special torque
converter. The system provides a wider range of individual gear increments and
retains the driver’s option to shift gears manually by tipping the selector lever on the
center console or simply by pressing the upper part of the thumb switches on the
steering wheel to shift up and pressing the lower part of the switch to downshift.
One major advantage of the Tiptronic S is that it provides the driver with the option
of intervening while the transmission is in automatic mode. The driver can move
the thumb switch on the steering wheel and shift gears manually even though the
selector lever remains in the automatic position. In such a case, the manual mode
is activated for at least eight seconds, and this period is extended when the car
is in “overrun” – for example, on a downhill grade, to capitalize on engine braking
– or when the driver downshifts before the entrance to a curve and the car is
under lateral acceleration as it negotiates the turn.
When in such a situation, the letter “M” appears in the right-hand instrument dial
and the specific gear currently engaged is displayed. At the same time, the
transmission retains its kick-down function so the driver can downshift again as
needed. The transmission can downshift by as many as three gears when the
driver steps hard and quickly on the gas pedal.
In automatic mode, Tiptronic S adjusts to various control maps based on the driver’s
style of driving and the route. The range of shift points extends from a particularly
economic version activated whenever the driver prefers a calmer and more reserved
style of driving (with the gears shifting up at an earlier point and engine speeds
being reduced accordingly) all the way to a very dynamic, active mode (with the
gears remaining in mesh for as long as possible when accelerating, using the
engine's free-revving driving characteristics). The crucial factor in all cases is the
driver’s foot on the accelerator: Moving the gas pedal quickly and dynamically,
for example on a winding road, and accelerating frequently with full power, the gearshift
points change accordingly, switching if necessary to the most dynamic variant
and vice versa.
Over and above its ability to recognize the driver's style, the Porsche Tiptronic S
• A warm-up program that prevents the transmission from shifting up too soon,
thus increasing the temperature of the catalytic converter as quickly as possible
while allowing the engine to warm up smoothly and without any strain;
• An active gearshift that immediately moves the shift points to the most sporting
and dynamic program whenever the driver presses the gas pedal quickly and
• Suppression of upward gearshift in overrun when the driver’s foot suddenly lifts
off the accelerator, for example, before entering a bend;
• Downshifts to the next lower gear to optimize engine braking;
• Increment upshift delays shifting into a higher gear after an active downshift;
• Retention of gears in a bend to prevent upshift;
• Hill recognition that retains lower gears as long as possible in uphill or downhill
To reduce the possibility of an improper shift in rough terrain, the steering wheel
paddles are deactivated when the off-pavement reduction gearbox is engaged.
In this case, the driver can shift manually only by moving the shift lever on the
center console. But the driver may not have to shift manually because Tiptronic S
uses gearshift control maps that ensure optimum power in rough terrain.
Another feature of the Tiptronic S in the Cayenne is a hill-holder function that prevents
the car from rolling backward when setting off in a forward gear, even on a speed
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is a new generation in four-wheel drive that
is standard on every Cayenne. PTM significantly influences the Cayenne’s dynamic
performance by coordinating the vehicle’s outstanding power and torque, its sporty
and agile handling, and its excellent driving dynamics with superior performance
off the beaten track.
In normal conditions, PTM feeds 62 percent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels
and 38 percent to the front wheels. However, through the use of a multiple-plate
clutch, the driver can vary the power split as needed, if necessary feeding 100
percent of the engine’s torque to the front or rear wheels.
The map-controlled front-to-rear lock and the optional rear axle differential lock not
only respond to lack of traction on the front or rear wheels, but also incorporate
sensors within the management system to measure such things as vehicle speed,
lateral acceleration, steering wheel angle and operation of the gas pedal. PTM
thus determines the optimum lock on both axles and distributes drive power as
actually required to the front and rear wheels.
PTM therefore acts as an intelligently networked electronic system that provides
superior driving stability and safe lane change behavior both at high speeds and
when driving on snow and ice at moderate speeds.
This innovation offers an impressive range of outstanding results, including:
• Excellent driving stability and traction in all situations, regardless of the
• Better steering provided by the front-to-rear differential lock opening up to
avoid any understeer effect;
• Better control when driving to the limit thanks to the front-to-rear differential;
• Enhanced directional stability and better road grip by operating the
front-to-rear lock as required;
• Better traction by increasing locking action before the wheels start to spin.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) remains consistently in touch with PTM,
but intervenes only when the vehicle reaches its limits. Coordinating essential
systems such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ASR (Automatic Slip Regulation)
and ABD (Automatic Brake Differential), PSM cuts in immediately under critical
over- or understeer conditions and tells PTM to open up the locks to restabilize
the vehicle by applying the brakes specifically on individual wheels.
The Cayenne successfully combines outstanding performance on the road with
equally outstanding off-pavement abilities. Indeed, it is already a genuine master
off the beaten track in its “basic” configuration, intelligent four-wheel drive enabling
the Cayenne to easily cross light terrain without any modification of the traction
On rough terrain, the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system uses the
reduced-ratio gearbox featured as standard equipment. With its reduction ratio
of 2.7:1, the reduction gearbox is ideal for even the most extreme maneuvers,
easily handling steep gradients and, in particular, downhill passes.
Activating the low-range mode by means of a toggle switch on the center console,
the driver can automatically prepare several control systems for off-pavement
driving conditions: PTM switches over to the reduced ratio for off-pavement
requirements and changes to a special off-pavement control map activating the
differential locks, PSM responds by setting ABS and ABD to a special traction
mode for all-terrain motoring, and the air suspension featured as standard in the
Cayenne Turbo automatically lifts the entire vehicle up to its off-pavement level.
Porsche is the first carmaker to offer this combination of systems all controlled
by one central switch and thus significantly facilitating operation of these systems
when driving under extreme all-terrain conditions.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) operates at the speed of light.
Using Porsche’s MOST (Media-Oriented Systems Transport) technology, PCM
uses light wave conductors to exchange multi-media data in every Porsche model.
The big advantage of this technology is that it exchanges data without any loss
of quality and at extremely high speeds. Among other features, this ensures
high-quality audio transmission for radio, CD player and amplifier units.
The customer decides on a specific level of PCM equipment when choosing a
Porsche vehicle. For example, networking PCM with the instrument cluster via
the CAN (Controller Area Network), the driver is displayed, within the instrument
cluster, such information as radio station, music titles, and navigation pictograms.
Featuring a double audio tuner, CD player, dynamic route navigation, and trip
computer, optional PCM provides a user-friendly design that includes a color
screen and 12-digit keyboard. In the Cayenne, that screen is 6.5-inches across
and provides the clarity of a 16:9 aspect ratio. The keyboard can be used for
entering the frequency of selected radio stations.
In addition, buttons beneath the display provide direct access to the individual
menus such as trip computer (Trip button) or the navigation system (Navi button).
Two new buttons to the right of the display provide direct access to the Set (Set
button) and Return (button with a bent arrow) functions, thus avoiding the need to
“jump around” from one sub-menu to another and waste a lot of time in the
As well as interference-free radio reception, ensured by a modern double tuner
consistently looking for the best frequency, the navigation module features the
following outstanding highlights:
• Large choice of various navigation functions: Functions can also be presented
on the map in the display, informing the driver of such facilities as restaurants,
service stations or parking lots;
• On-demand road junction zoom: This function automatically enlarges road
junctions in the active guidance mode, providing helpful support above all at
dangerous points where a road junction is unclear.
• Map scroll: Benefiting from the wider range of map options, the user is able to
shift the map display, scroll and position the map as required. This enhances
navigation from the current location to the desired destination, checking out
and memorizing a destination by means of a reticule display, without having
to enter the exact address.
• Tour planning: The tour planning function allows the user to enter and memorize
routes with as many as eight destinations in a row. When setting out, the system
will automatically guide the driver to the individual destinations on the way, in
precisely the order recorded in advance. Further processing options on such
extended routes are also possible, such as adding information, removing
destinations, changing the order of destinations on the way or skipping a
• Music played by the navigation CD-ROM drive: Apart from the usual navigation
function provided by a CD-ROM, the new PCM system also allows memory-based
navigation. In this case, after the route is calculated, the driver can remove the
navigation CD and insert an audio CD into the CD-ROM drive. Should it be
necessary to reinsert the navigation CD, for example to calculate an all-new
route, the system will automatically inform the driver by generating an optical
and an acoustic signal.
POSIP (POrsche Side Impact Protection) is standard on all Porsches and provides
the driver and front passenger with a broader scope of protection than
conventional side airbags.
A special feature of POSIP is that the airbags are able to ensure the same protection
even in an open convertible.
Housed in the door panel, the airbag modules differ from conventional units through
their large volume and airbag geometry. In a collision from the side, this ensures
not only the usual protection from chest to head, but also protects the driver’s
and front passenger’s head from hitting an obstacle at the side. This standard
is met regardless of the fore-and-aft position of the seats.
For the Cayenne, this side impact protection includes a new curtain airbag fitted
into the roof frame. This curtain protects passengers sitting in the rear seat as
well as the driver and front-seat passenger. The system is designed to provide
protection even when struck by a narrow obstacle such as a pole or a tree.
Porsche Exclusive, Tequipment and Selection
The discerning driver choosing a Porsche has the opportunity to turn his or her
sports car or sport-utility vehicle into an unmistakable dream vehicle tailored to
personal needs and wishes through the Porsche Exclusive, Porsche Tequipment
and Porsche Selection programs.
Porsche Exclusive offers a wide range of first-class design and styling options direct
from the factory, with Porsche specialists turning the creativity of their customers
into reality through sophisticated materials and the utmost attention to detail.
Nearly everything is possible for Porsche sports cars, from the most sophisticated
and stylish interiors with hand-sewn leather and custom paint colors all the way
to such special features as Carrera® and Aerokit Cup II performance kits that
have been developed on the northern circuit of Nürburgring and in Porsche’s own
Porsche Tequipment products are ideal for customizing every current Porsche
model, including the new Cayenne®.
The Tequipment range extends from a roof transport system and child seats to
sophisticated interior features and technical improvements that enhance the
Cayenne’s already outstanding on- and off-pavement performance.
Transport systems tailored to the Cayenne ensure optimum use of the car’s
cargo capacity. A collapsible loading space system or a roof rack provides options
for transporting bicycles, skis or surfboards. A swiveling, load-assist system
provides an intelligent and convenient solution for loading and unloading your gear.
A stainless-steel front apron accentuates the rugged, off-pavement capabilities of
the Cayenne, and side sills and step boards offer added protection while
underscoring the vehicle’s strong appearance.
The interior of the Cayenne can be customized with light olive wood or dark burr
walnut trim, or with aluminum Sports trim package.
To meet specific challenges of various terrain and weather, special wheels have
been developed for the Cayenne, which can be equipped with summer, winter or
all-terrain tires designed to optimize performance in various weather and
geographic conditions. For example, with its powerful design and clear lines, the
20-inch SportTechno wheel highlights the sporting looks of the Cayenne.
The Selection range offers a wide choice of exclusive accessories and lifestyle
items. These include sophisticated lifestyle textiles and other products as well
as high-tech sports equipment and outstanding luggage systems.
The Selection range has been expanded to include a soft luggage series specially
designed for the Cayenne with a very high standard of function and quality
combined with low weight. The luggage series includes a travel bag that can be
used as a backpack.
Also available is a luggage series made of original Porsche interior leather. First
introduced for Porsche sports cars in either black or natural brown, the series
has been expanded to include other Porsche interior colors.
Also available is a new laptop computer bag.
The Selection product line includes ski and tennis gear, motorsport textiles and
The golfer has the choice of a lightweight set of golf bags or a new full-size golf
bag. For the first time the range of golf products includes a Micromilled™
Porsche Selection also caters to the wishes of the very youngest of Cayenne drivers.
The Cayenne pedal car is a single-seater designed for drivers 2 to 6 years of age.
Youngsters are not the only ones who will like the line of Porsche model cars.
Collectors will be interested in a lineup of models that range from the new
Cayenne and Boxster® to the 904 GTS and a nostalgic Schuco-Examico 356
cabriolet with a wind-up clockwork drive.
There is even a miniature version of Porsche’s tests track at Weissach as well as
a Carrera GT racetrack set.
Cayenne® S and Cayenne Turbo
BodyMonocoque with all-steel lightweight body shell, hot-galvanized on both sides
Percentage of high-strength steel: 60
Drag coefficient: 0.39
Concept: Water-cooled, front-mounted V8
Construction: Engine block, cylinder heads and pistons made of light alloy
Valvetrain: Four valves per cylinder (two intake, two exhaust), activated by four overhead camshafts with VarioCam® hydraulic valve camshafts play compensation
Cayenne S: Manifold with resonance pipe charge
Cayenne Turbo: Biturbos with intercooler
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: Twin-chamber exhaust with one three-way metal-based catalytic converter(pre- and main catalyst) on either side
Management: Motronic ME 7.1.1 electronics with 8 active individual coils, sequential multi-point fuel injection and E-gas
Electrical system: 12 volt (2660 watt three-phase alternator with 95 Ah 450 A battery capacity)
Fuel: Premium unleaded (98 ROM)
Bore: 3.66 in. (93 mm)
Stroke: 3.27 in. (83 mm)
Capacity: 4511 cc
Cayenne S Cayenne Turbo
Maximum horsepower (SAE): 340 @ 6000 rpm 450 @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque: 310 lb-ft @ 2500-5500 rpm 457 lb-ft @ 2250-4750 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1 9.5:1
Output per liter: 76.5 hp 99.7 hp
Power Transmission:Engine and transmission bolted together to form one drive unit, wheels driven by power divider with an integrated reduction gear acting permanently on all four wheels
Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
Torque split (normal): 62 percent rear/38 percent front
Transmission: Porsche Tiptronic S with six forward speeds
Final drive ratio: Cayenne S: 4.1 Cayenne Turbo: 3.7
Stall speed: Cayenne S: 2521 rpm Cayenne Turbo: 2742 rpm
Converter diameter: 10.71 (272 mm)Suspension
Cayenne S: Double-track control arm on subframe (spheroidal-cast track control arm at the bottom, aluminum track control arm at the top), steel spring, struts with compensation of lateral forces by conical springs set off from the damper axis
Cayenne Turbo:Independent with double-track control arm on subframe (spheroidalcast track control arm at the bottom, aluminum track control arm at the top) with full-load-bearing air spring struts with integrated dampers, Porsche Active Suspension Management damper system with on-demand, infinite damper force control
Cayenne S: Independent with multi-arm axle on subframe (steel plate track control arm at the bottom, aluminum track control arm at the top), steel spring struts with compensation of lateral forces by coil springs set off from the damper axis
Cayenne Turbo: Independent with multi-arm axle on subframe (steel plate track control arm at the bottom, aluminum track control arm at the top) with full-load-bearing air spring struts with integrated dampers, Porsche Active Suspension Management damper system with on-demand, infinite damper force control
Brakes: Two-circuit system with separate brake circuits on each axle, standard anti-lock technology and vacuum brake servo
Cayenne S: Six-piston aluminum monobloc calipers with 13.78-in. (350 mm) inner-vented discs
Cayenne Turbo: Six-piston aluminum monobloc (and Titanium-colored) calipers with 13.78-in. (350 mm) inner-vented discs
Cayenne S: Four-piston aluminum monobloc calipers with 13.00-in. (330 mm) inner-vented brake discs with pad-wear sensors
Cayenne Turbo: Four-piston aluminum monobloc (and Titanium-colored) calipers with 13.00-in. (330 mm) inner-vented brake discs with pad-wear sensors
Wheels and Tires
Standard: 8J x 18 with 255/55 R18
Optional: 9J x 19 with 275/45 R19
Optional: 9J x 20 with 275/40 R20
Weights and Dimensions
Cayenne S Cayenne Turbo
Curb weight: 4949 lbs. (2245 kg) 5192 lbs. (2355 kg.)
Wheelbase: 112.4 in (2855 mm) 112.4 in. (2855 mm)
Length: 188.2 in (4782 mm) 188.3 in (4786 mm)
Width: 75.9 in (1928 mm) 75.9 in. (1928 mm)
Height: 66.9 in (1699 mm) 66.9 in. (1699 mm)
(with 18-inch wheels): 64.8 in (1647 mm) 64.8 in. (1647 mm)
(with 19-inch wheels): 64.6 in. (1641 mm) 64.6 in. (1641 mm)
(with 20-inch wheels): 64.6 in. (1641 mm) 64.6 in. (1641 mm)
(with 18-inch wheels): 65.1 in (1662 mm) 65.1 in. (1662 mm)
(with 19-inch wheels): 65.2 in. (1656 mm) 65.2 in. (1656 mm)
(with 20-inch wheels): 65.2 in. (1656 mm) 65.2 in. (1656 mm)
Minimum ground clearance: 8.54 in (217 mm) mid-axle 6.18 in. (157 mm) *
Maximum ground clearance: 8.54 in (217 mm) mid-axle 10.75 in. (273 mm) *
Cargo capacity (rear seat up): 19.07 cu. ft. (540 L.) 19.07 cu. ft. (540 L.)
Cargo capacity (rear seat down): 62.51 cu. ft. (1770 L.) 62.51 cu. ft. (1770 L.)
Maximum load capacity: 6746 lbs. (3060 kg) 6790 lbs. (3080 kg)
Towing capacity: 7716 lbs (3500 kg) 7716 lbs. (3500 kg)
Performance Cayenne S Cayenne Turbo
Top speed: 150 mph (242 km/h) 165 mph (266 km/h)
Acceleration (0-62 mph/100 km/h): 7.2 seconds 5.6 seconds
Acceleration (0-99 mph/160 km/h): 16.8 seconds 12.9 seconds
Acceleration (standing kilometer): 27.3 seconds 25.2 seconds
* Variable ground clearance figures are the result of the pneumatic air-controlled spring suspension that is standard on the Cayenne Turbo. Pneumatic suspension is offered as an option on the Cayenne S
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary,
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche vehicles for
the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.
F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 200 people who provide Porsche
vehicles, parts, marketing and training for its 203 U.S. and Canadian dealers.
They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.
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