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My Oh My, Bring Us More TDI!

December 5th, 2012

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

While I don’t think we here at CarGurus can take *all* the credit, we are pretty excited about some new diesel-powered vehicles entering the U.S. market. On this blog alone, we’ve sung the praises of the oil-burner for years and made the case for more of them here, while watching the gas/electric hybrid run away with the hearts of Americans.

Can you feel the shift coming, though? I sure can.

In addition to existing diesel offerings from Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Mazda, Audi and Porsche will soon join the party. And once those floodgates open, who knows what will come next.

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Porsche Commits, Finally, to Diesel Cayenne for U.S.

April 4th, 2012

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

We told you some details about this car last month, but now they are final, as Porsche announced the Cayenne Diesel will come to dealers in September with prices starting at $55,750.

That is around the price of a comparable Touareg and is among Porsche’s lowest priced vehicles. It uses a slightly tweaked version of the Touareg/Audi Q7 TDI diesel.

Here are some of the Cayenne Diesel’s features:

  • 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, outputting 240 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds; top speed of 135 mph
  • towing capacity of over 7,700 pounds
  • 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission with permanent all-wheel drive, limited-slip, traction control
  • 20/28 mpg (23 combined), per Porsche.

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U.S. Porsche Cayenne Diesel Comes Later This Year

March 2nd, 2012

Porsche Cayenne Diesel

The Cayenne diesel has been available for some time in Europe. Now, apparently, it will come to the U.S. with the same engine used in the Audi Q7 and the VW Touareg, which outputs 406 lb-ft of torque.

This is not quite the same as the rebadging game most automakers play, but it’s close. The big differences will be in the Porsche’s handling and handsome interior styling. But it’ll cost ya. Price isn’t set yet, but expect something south of the Cayenne S Hybrid’s nearly $70,000 tag.

The diesel will show in New York next month, and with gas prices zooming, Porsche is making a smart move bringing it here. Yet fuel economy isn’t going to be the only thing that sells this car, despite the fact that the European version gets 32.7 mpg (versus the Hybrid’s 21 mpg combined figure).

The exclusivity and longevity of diesel will make it popular, I suspect, plus the car has lost some weight so that its performance, while nothing like that of the Hybrid, will be decent. If buyers really want a smaller Cayenne, they will have to wait for the Macan (formerly Cajun) in 2013.

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