2017 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Specs

The new 2017 Porsche Cayenne is undoubtedly a fine sporty and utilitarian luxury SUV that makes a strong impression in all of its facets. Some of the distinctive features that it offers include a long list of available options, a wide selection of engines, an impressive and rewarding handling, and an exquisite interior build quality. Furthermore, it features a comprehensive lineup that offers a wide range of models that go a long way in meeting each buyer’s taste and preference. The lineup in question features a regular V6, a turbocharged V6 and V8 models, and a Plug-In Hybrid. Want to know other details including its release date and price? Of course you do, then continue reading our informative review piece.

2017 Porsche Cayenne front view, headlights and grille

While critics may be “fast and furious” to mention its foibles – a poor rear visibility, a relatively small cargo volume, a pricey price tag, and a small central touchscreen interface – the Cayenne aficionados may find that list of downsides rather insignificant given the great strengths that it counters with. In all fairness, I think I’d concur with the latter group!

2017 Porsche Cayenne white color, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For 2017, the new Porsche Cayenne 2017 lineup bulges further thanks to the addition of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum, and the limited Edition Cayenne models therefore bringing the total to eight. Yes folks, you heard that right – eight is the number. In addition, the latest Porsche Cayenne gets the latest PCM 4.0 touchscreen infotainment system that is offered as a default system across the board.

2017 Porsche Cayenne white color, side view

The Cayenne is best described as a jack-of-all-trades, probably the reason why it has managed to keep its sales figures stubbornly high irrespective of its price and competition. Again, depending on the trim model, the 2017 Cayenne offers power ranging from “just” 300 horsepower for the base model to a mind-blowing 570-horsepower for the heavy-hitting Cayenne Turbo 8. With all this power and technologies to spare, there’s no doubt that the Cayenne is the patron of its class.

2017 Porsche Cayenne rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Regardless of your choice, a myriad of options and customization features are available. While these options may add a significant aesthetic and performance value to your model, the impact to the price isn’t something that should be taken for granted. But of course, buyers shopping for a Porsche are more often than not loaded. But for the rest of us, it may be judicious to be a tad bit cautious. Options include trim accents like Alcantara, leather, carbon fiber, and aluminum; a dozen choices for the wheel designs; and performance features such as active anti-roll bars, electronically controlled dampers, and adjustable air suspension systems; and off-road features such as underbody protection for the rear axle, fuel tank, engine, and rocker panels.

2017 Porsche Cayenne front view, black color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Well, other solid rivals include the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 2016 Audi Q7, 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the 2017 BMW X5. The choices here are arguably outstanding, no doubt, but we still find the model under review to be easily recommendable especially for shoppers with loaded wallets.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Release Date & Price

Sources in the know say the new model’s release date is set for early 2017. As for the cost of ownership, here’re the details: the Cayenne GTS – $95,500, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid – $77,200, the Cayenne S – $74,800, the Cayenne Turbo – $114,700, the base Cayenne – $58,300, and the Cayenne Turbo S – $157,300. All prices are inclusive of the US destination charge.

2017 Porsche Cayenne release date

2017 Porsche Cayenne Exterior

The exterior of the Cayenne models has been update mildly and is dependent on the trim model. Some of the visual features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a power tailgate, LED taillights and daytime running lights, foglights, xenon headlights, exclusive 20-inch wheels (Cayenne Platinum Edition), 19-inch wheels (Cayenne S), and 21-inch wheels (Cayenne Turbo S).

2017 Porsche Cayenne red color, front angle, grille

2017 Porsche Cayenne Interior

When it comes to life aboard the Cayenne models, expect an instantly recognizable design at least for past Porsche users. Some of the standard accessories available include partial leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic climate control, power-folding heated mirrors, a 10-speaker audio system, a 7-inch central touchscreen, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and an eight-way power front seats.

2017 Porsche Cayenne steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

Available Trims

Eight trims are available for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne: Turbo S, Turbo, GTS, S, S-E-Hybrid, Base Cayenne, Cayenne Platinum, and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Limited Edition models.

2017 Porsche Cayenne S-E-hybrid exterior

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6 in. (114 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 23.6 cu.ft. (max 62.9 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4488 lbs.
Top Speed: 151 mph
0-60: 4.2 sec
MPG: 19/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Carmine Red, Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Meteor Grey Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Peridot Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Umber Metallic, White,,,
Towing Capacity: 7,716 lbs

Engine Specs

Power ranges from as “little” as 300 horsepower offered by the Porsche Cayenne base model to as high as the 570 horsepower generated for the Cayenne Turbo model. The top-of-the-range Cayenne Turbo 0-60 mph takes just 4.2 seconds – an impressive run given its size.

2017 Porsche Cayenne engine

The Cayenne Diesel model has been discontinued until further notice, according to Porsche.

Safety

Well, for a midsize luxury SUV that runs from 0-60 mph in sub-five seconds, it is only natural that it comes equipped with some of the industry’s best safety features. Indeed, for Porsche this is more of an obvious thing than it is a natural thing. Safety for its passengers is an important constituent of its DNA. Beyond the hype however, the new model comes with a host of new technologies in addition to the existing ones. This should enable the Cayenne achieve a five star rating for overall crash impact safety. Full details on this will be provided on its release date.

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2017 Porsche Cayenne exterior, trims

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2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS interior, leather seats

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2017 Porsche Cayenne trunk

2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, News and Rumors

2017 Porsche Macan makes you feel like you’re behind the wheel of a sport’s car. Available on the compact luxury SUV are high-tech features and a smorgasbord of new features that arguably make it desirable. Some of these include a an engaging driving character, a range of powerful engines, a premium interior quality, razor-sharp handling, long list of options, and availability of customization options. Read on for a detail review that encompasses its release date, price, exterior pics and interior changes, and specifications for the engines.

2017 Porsche Macan spy shots

New for 2017 include a refreshed base model, a sport-centric GTS model, an upgraded touchscreen interface, additional equipment relative to the previous year, and a slew of driver aides such as a lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, and parking sensors that are now default systems.

2017 Porsche Macan front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS model is a new sporty addition that now takes its position between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo. Some of the distinction it offers include an exclusive design and a fun-to-drive character. It steps to the mark thanks to features such us increased engine power, and enhanced driving dynamics. The Macan GTS interior is unique in character. The front passenger and driver sit on special seats that are distinguished by an eight-way adjustability, GTS-logo embroidery, and Alcantara center panels. Again, Porsche offered it four colors including Luxor Beige, Black, Saddle Brown, and Agate Grey.

2017 Porsche Macan side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

There’s no doubt that the new Porsche Macan 2017 packs a lot of desirable qualities. Indeed, it betters the Porsche’s luxury and athleticism by bringing it to a whole different level. Under the hood, the new model comes with three engines that provide four different outputs. The base model is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine that generates around 252 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. The Macan S provides 340 hp and 339 pounds-feet of torque via its 3.0L turbocharged V6, while the Macan GTS makes use of the same engine to make an additional 20 hp and 30 lbs. ft. of torque. Finally, the top-of-the-line Macan Turbo comes equipped with a 3.6L turbocharged V6 engine able to provide 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Porsche Macan S exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Yet, the new Porsche Macan 2017 isn’t the only desirable vehicles in its class. Other impressive alternatives include the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Jaguar F-Pace, and the BMW X3 and 2017 BMW X4.

2017 Porsche Macan Release Date & Price

2017 Porsche Macan release date

Insofar as the release date is concerned, the new 2017 Porsche Macan is set for early 2017 with the base model expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $55,450 – fair price for the kind of features you should expect.

2017 Porsche Macan Exterior

2017 Porsche Macan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior has been reworked as was expected. However, the changes are subtle and need a long and hard look especially for a subsequent buyer. Some of the exterior features include 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors, foglights, a rear privacy glass, LED running lights, 19-inch wheels (Macan S), different exterior trim types from the base, and exterior styling elements.

2017 Porsche Macan Interior

2017 Porsche Macan interior, fornt and back leather seats

The interior continues with the same design perfection as the exterior. Tons of technologies are available both in standard and optional form. Some of the standard accessories to expect include an eight-way power front seats, an auxiliary audio jack, three-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, partial leather and simulated suede upholstery, a media player interface, satellite and HD radio, and Bluetooth connectivity.

2017 Porsche Macan interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

The Macan GTS comes with distinct features such as heated sport seats, front seat memory settings, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension system, adaptive headlights, a sport exhaust, and unique exterior design elements.

Available Trims

2017 Porsche Macan trims, front angle, headlights and grille

The five-seat 2017 Porsche Macan belongs to the compact luxury SUV class and is offered in four trims: base, S, GTS, and the range-topping Turbo model.

Engine Specs

2017 Porsche Macan engine

Default systems include a PDK, an all-wheel drive, and an automatic start-stop system. Under the hood of the Porsche Macan base model is a 252 horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that enables it zoom from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The Macan S and the GTS, as mentioned previously, come equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 that generates 340 hp for the Macan S, and 360 hp for the GTS. The Macan S 0-60 mph takes 5.6 seconds. The Turbo gets an output of 400 horsepower.

Specifications

2017 Porsche Macan auto show, front view, headlights and grille

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.3 in. (184.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.1 in. (76.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4112 lbs
Top Speed: 156 mph
0-60: 5.6 sec
MPG: 17/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs

Safety

2017 Porsche Macan safety, Engineered body design

Government crash test results reveal that the Porsche Macan 2017 achieved an overall perfect five star score for overall crash safety. Five for total front and rear impact, and four for total side impact. Again, there are tons of safety systems available both in standard and optional form.

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2017 Porsche Macan exterior, front view, grille and badges

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2017 Porsche Macan exterior, front view, black color, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Macan front view, blue color, headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Macan exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche Macan front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Porsche Macan interior, leather front setas

2017 Porsche Macan gear shift knob

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2017 Porsche Macan trunk, cargo space

New 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo – Release Date and Info

In addition to the obvious changes that were apparent at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, the new 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models return with a masterful handling, respectable fuel economy ratings, daily-driver seat comfort, indefatigable brakes, soulful engines, and endless customization options. For 2017, however, the new models offer more power, a new infotainment system, new look, and new features. The Porsche 911 Turbo release date takes place this April as a 2017 year model.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S side view, white color, alloy wheels

Both the 2017 Porsche Turbo and Turbo S models stick with the familiar twin-turbocharged 3.8L engines that now cranks out a whopping 540 and 580 horsepower respectively. This represents a power bump of about 20 horsepower for each of relative to the previous models they’re replacing.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

That’s not the only news, however. 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo specs for the engines have also been updated. Now available are new higher fuel pressure, new fuel injectors, and new intake ports. Another notable add-on is the new dynamic boost function that helps maintain the pressure even when the driver lifts off the gas pedal, which it does by improving the throttle response.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S 0-60 only takes a blistering 2.8 seconds thanks to the combination of standard features such as the Sport Chrono package, an all-wheel drive system, and the seven-speed DCT system. The turbo 0-60, on the other end, takes 0.1 seconds more than the turbo S. in terms of the highest street-legal speed, Porsche says the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo top speed stands at 198 mph, while the Turbo S achieves 205 mph.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side angle, headlights, alloy wheels

Performance aside, there are few things that the Turbo S offers that are not available on the turbo. These include the LED headlights, eighteen-way adjustable seats, anti-roll system, unique side mirror caps, carbon fiber interior trim, and carbon ceramic brakes. Options for both include front axle lift system, and lane-change assist.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo interior gets various design and item changes. Some of the items now available include the new PCM w/navigation, Wi-Fi connectivity, real-time traffic updates, a seven-inch touchscreen display, and a sport steering wheel. Moreover, there are four driving modes to choose from: Sport, Normal, Sport Plus, and Individual.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side view, auto show, alloy wheels, headlights

On the exterior, one thing that is conspicuously visible is the new design for LED daytime running lights. Further aback, the engine cover, exhaust tips, and bumper all boast of redesigns. The wheels beneath have new patterns as well. Just like their predecessors, the distinguishing feature for the Turbo S is the stainless steel exhaust tips in black chrome it features. The turbo, on the other end, is made unique by a high gloss chrome.

Key competitors include the Jaguar F-Type, Audi R8, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob, dashboard

Some of the basic items available for the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models include automatic bi-xenon headlights, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, USB ports, a power-operated soft-top, a leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a CD player, a seven-inch touchscreen, a rear-wheel-steering feature, a power-retractable front spoiler, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, adaptive headlights, a more advanced torque-vectoring rear differential, extended leather trim, and heated mirrors.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Engine Specs

Beneath of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is the familiar turbocharged 3.8L six-cylinder engine that churns out a whopping 540 horsepower and 487 pounds-feet of torque.

Stakes are raised further by the Turbo S model that provides a walloping 560 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque. Pairing is only done with the PDK.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo engine

While EPA is yet to produce the fuel economy of these agile vehicles, we expect better ratings than the 20 mpg of combined city/highway driving the previous models offered.

Specifications

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side view, exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Wheelbase: 96.5 in
Length: 177.4 in
Width: 74 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 4,1 ft³ (maximum 9,7 ft³)
Curb weight: 3671 lbs
Top Speed: 191 mph
0-60: 3,6 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jet Black Metallic, Lava Orange, Lime Gold Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Racing Yellow, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Sapphie Blue Metallic, White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo USA Release Date & Price

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo release date

It’s no longer a rumor, both models are now available for sale at any Porsche dealer near you, at least for the USA market.

The pricing details are as follows: the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S – $189,095, the Turbo S Cabriolet – $201,395, the Turbo – $160,195, and the Turbo Cabriolet – $172,495. All of these prices include the destination costs.

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side angle, silver color, headlights alloy wheels

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo front view, headlights and Cabriolet rear view

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo auto show, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo exterior, front view, headlights

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo front view, blue color, alloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo interior, steering wheel, dashboard

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