A new generation of Porsche Cayenne, internally named E2 92A. The first generation of Cayenne, was a success, but also was criticised for it’s design at the time. The new design was more positively received and came with many changes. For starters, it was slightly larger than the first generation, and the engine was change to a 3.6l VR6 producing 300PS. The headlights were inspired by the famous Carrera GT and it had a fresh design rear lights which extend across the tailgate. Porsche used lighter materials, with the car featuring more magnesium and aluminium. The new design does make the car lower, however it still is very capable off-road. The interior had a huge update, with automatic climate control as standard, interior air filters, telescopic leather steering wheel with controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, electric seats and universal garage door opener. Unlike the previous generation, the new Cayenne has a 6-speed manual transmission as standard.

In 2015, Porsche updated this model year with a range of exterior & interior changes. The front grill got larger air intakes that were the same size across giving a wide aggressive look. The front lights came with the 4 LED lights at each corner of the main xenon headlight and an overall flatter headlight design. The rear of the car also got noticeable changes, with updated LED rear lights with a fresher design. There is also a larger, new designed rear spoiler and a much larger rear diffuser with 2 bore shaped exhausts. It gave the car a taller presence from the rear, and a design expected of a high-end modern SUV.

How to spot

  • Lower front bumper with more narrow designed air intakes
  • New headlights inspired by Carrera GT
  • Long rear lights that cross tailgate
  • Redesigned shaped doors and body


Capacity: 3598cc

Compression ratio: 11.7:1

Maximum Power: 300hp @ 6,300rpm

Maximum Torque: 400Nm @ 3,000 rpm

Brakes: Front 360mm and Rear 330mm

Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone

Wheels & Tyres: 8J x 18-inch wheels with 255/55 ZR 18

Length: 4,846mm

Width: 1938mm

Weight: Manual: 1,995kg. Auto: 2030kg


Did you know?

This generation released Porsche’s first Hybrid model with the Cayenne S Hybrid.