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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Premium SUV
Production years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

PORSCHE Cayenne (955) 2002-2007 54 Photos
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The Porsche brand had important financial troubles. With a small lineup of vehicles, it needed something to go straight-up on the market. And that was the 2002 Cayenne. The SUV that saved the sports-car company.

First, it was a shock for the 911 fans. How could their favorite brand to launch a family SUV with the Porsche logo on it? Moreover, how could they do that by sharing the platform with a Volkswagen? Well, all that happened and it did happen to save the brand. And the first generation of the Cayenne was the best selling Porsche of all times until the end of its production.

The Cayenne had some design inspiration from its famous brother, the 911. The headlights resembled those from the Porsche 911-996 model. Some part of the front bumper also looked something like a 911. But the rest of the car was nowhere near any Porsche of any time. It was built with curved surfaces and a sloped tailgate. The taillights were big and tall when compared with those from a 911. Event their shape was different.

Inside the car, there were some Porsche details such as the instrument cluster and the key on the left side. The gearshift lever was the same as in the 911, but the seating position was higher. As a plus, though, there was enough room for three adults in the back and a pair of doors to access them.

Under the hood there were few engine options. It started with a 3.2-liter V6 and it went up to a turbocharged V8. A diesel version was added later.

PORSCHE Cayenne (955) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  4 gasoline engines
  • 3.2L V6 6AT AWD (250 HP)
  • 3.2L V6 6MT AWD (250 HP)
  • 4.5L V8 6AT AWD (345 HP)
  • 4.5L V8 6MT AWD (345 HP)

PORSCHE Cayenne (955)
3.2L V6 6AT AWD (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 3.2L V6 6AT AWD (250 HP)
Cylinders:V6
Displacement:3189 cm3
Power:184 KW @ 6000 RPM
250 HP @ 6000 RPM
247 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:229 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
310 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:26.4 gallons (99.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:133 mph (214 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:235/65 R17V
DIMENSIONS
Length:188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width:75.9 in (1928 mm)
Height:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track:65.2/65.7 in (1,656/1,669 mm)
Wheelbase:112.4 in (2855 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume:19.1 cuFT (541 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:4784 lbs (2170 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:6493 lbs (2945 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:12.8 mpg US (18.4 L/100Km)
Highway:22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Combined:17.4 mpg US (13.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:324 g/km

PORSCHE Cayenne (955)
3.2L V6 6MT AWD (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 3.2L V6 6MT AWD (250 HP)
Cylinders:V6
Displacement:3189 cm3
Power:184 KW @ 6000 RPM
250 HP @ 6000 RPM
247 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:229 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
310 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:26.4 gallons (99.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:133 mph (214 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:235/65 R17V
DIMENSIONS
Length:188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width:75.9 in (1928 mm)
Height:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track:65.2/65.7 in (1,656/1,669 mm)
Wheelbase:112.4 in (2855 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume:19.1 cuFT (541 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:4762 lbs (2160 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:6493 lbs (2945 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:13.2 mpg US (17.8 L/100Km)
Highway:22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
Combined:17.8 mpg US (13.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:320 g/km

PORSCHE Cayenne (955)
4.5L V8 6AT AWD (345 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 4.5L V8 6AT AWD (345 HP)
Cylinders:V8
Displacement:4511 cm3
Power:253.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
345 HP @ 6000 RPM
340 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:310 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
420 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:26.4 gallons (99.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:150 mph (241 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):6.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-Speed, Automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:255/55 R18 109Y
DIMENSIONS
Length:188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width:75.9 in (1928 mm)
Height:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track:65.2/65.7 in (1,656/1,669 mm)
Wheelbase:112.4 in (2855 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume:19.1 cuFT (541 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:4949 lbs (2245 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:6790 lbs (3080 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:11.3 mpg US (20.8 L/100Km)
Highway:21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined:15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:324 g/km

PORSCHE Cayenne (955)
4.5L V8 6MT AWD (345 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 4.5L V8 6MT AWD (345 HP)
Cylinders:V8
Displacement:4511 cm3
Power:253.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
345 HP @ 6000 RPM
340 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:310 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
420 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:26.4 gallons (99.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:150 mph (241 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):7.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-Speed, manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:255/55 R18 109Y
DIMENSIONS
Length:188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width:75.9 in (1928 mm)
Height:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track:65.2/65.7 in (1,656/1,669 mm)
Wheelbase:112.4 in (2855 mm)
Ground Clearance:8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume:19.1 cuFT (541 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:4971 lbs (2255 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:6790 lbs (3080 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:11.3 mpg US (20.8 L/100Km)
Highway:21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined:15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:324 g/km
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