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The Porsche Cayenne has released its 2013 version, and the classic SUV continues to do nothing but improve. The Cayenne is now 363 pounds lighter, more dynamic, more comfortable, and closer to the road than ever before, all while continuing to have its off-road and towing capabilities.

The Cayenne comes standard with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine complete with direct fuel injection, variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust, and a variable resonance intake manifold – for a generous output and excellent fuel economy. The maximum torque of 295 lb-ft, 300 hp, a top track speed of 142 mph and an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds.

The Cayenne also comes with Porsche Traction Management (PTM); this technology combines active all-wheel drive with an electronically variable multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). There is also a high-performance six-speed manual gearbox, which ensures optimal progression through gears. All of these features enable the Cayenne to have the perfect combination of torque, handling, and traction that Porsche has come to be known for.

The newest model of the Cayenne comes with high-quality standard equipment including: partial-leather seats, climate control, the CDR audio system with touchscreen, cruise control and automatic headlight activation. Also standard is a ‘Welcome Home’ lighting function. This feature keeps the headlights illuminated for a user-defined period, so that when arriving at a dark destination the headlights will light a path away from your car.

Also new to this year’s U.S Cayenne lineup is the diesel powered Cayenne. While Europe has enjoyed the diesel version for years, it’s just now being brought to Porsche of Tucson.  The Diesel isn’t quite as powerful as its siblings. With 240 horsepower from its 3.0-liter V6, Porsche claims the Diesel will reach 60 mph in a decent 7.2 seconds. However, if drivers are looking to use the Cayenne as an actual SUV, this oil-burning option is perfect. The torque is outstanding, with 406 lb-ft from as low as 1750 rpm. This diesel can handle whatever you throw at it. The Diesel’s fuel economy is also great, coming in with 19 mpg city and 29 highway, which even tops the Cayenne S Hybrid (20/24mpg). The Diesel is also the second-most-affordable model in the lineup.

Head to your Arizona Porsche dealer for more information on the entire 2013 Porsche Cayenne line up.